Being a celebrity can be troublesome because ultimately you are always in front of cameras. Always. Often nothing misses the eyes of shutterbugs. Its difficult to hide things from the paparazzi and most of the time celebs try to do just that. From affairs to baby bumps, to even relationships and marriages. Celebs have been known to hide their personal lives from the spotlight.
Today, we take a look at 10 celebrity marriages that took fans by surprise:
1) Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput
Mira Rajput slays airport fashion in thigh-high boots and Rs 2 lakh bag with hubby Shahid Kapoor pic.twitter.com/p22Q7hTbkN
— pooja verma (@poojaverma2017) April 15, 2019
After several linkups with various actresses like Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kareena Kapoor, and Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor decided to tie the knot with Mira who is 13-and-a-half-years younger to him. The couple has two babies together.
2) John Abraham and Priya Runchal
— pinkvilla (@pinkvilla) January 3, 2014
John had been dating Priya since 2010, but only announced their marriage in 2014. Many reports say that the couple got married before 2014, but nonetheless, by marrying Priya, John did manage to surprise one and all.
3) Sridevi and Boney Kapoor
#NationalFilmAwards 2018: Janhvi, Khushi and Boney Kapoor collect Sridevi's Best Actress prize
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 3, 2018
The couple met on the sets on Mr. India and Boney fell for her instantly due to her innocence. Despite being married, Boney couldn’t help but fall for Sridevi. They got married after news of Sridevi being pregnant broke out. The couple initially kept their marriage a secret until Boney got his divorce finalized.
4) Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor
Remembering Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali, two of the most gifted actors of Hindi cinema, on their wedding anniversary. pic.twitter.com/vWz4glH1c0
— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) August 23, 2018
Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor fell in love on the sets of Rangeen Raaten, however, family problems forced them to keep their relationship hidden until one day after relentless persuasion from Shammi they got married. They tied the knot in a temple on August 24, 1955, barely four months after their first meeting.
5) Rani Mukherji and Aditya Chopra
— The Hindu Cinema (@TheHinduCinema) December 9, 2015
Once news of the couple being together started doing the rounds, rather than denying them the duo decided to make their marriage official. They had a formal church wedding where Aditya and Rani got married in Indian customs in Italy.
6) Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
— GujaratHeadline News (@GujaratHeadline) December 20, 2016
The actress was in her peak when she decided to marry Jay Mehta. When questioned about jay, Juhi kept her stance saying they were ‘good friends.’ They kept their marriage a secret for a long long time until they were blessed with a baby and then they spilled the beans about their marriage.
7) Nargis and Sunil Dutt
Nargis and Sunil Dutt pic.twitter.com/HeFNiFVrwu
— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) November 29, 2018
Hailing from different religious backgrounds, Nargis and Sunil Dutt’s marriage shocked everyone. Their relationship was kept secret until the release of Mother India as they played mother-son in the film. After its release, two opened up and committed to each other in 1958.
8) Hema Malini and Dharmendra
— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) April 1, 2019
Despite hailing from different backgrounds Dharmendra from Punjab while Hema from South India, theirs was a perfect love story. Dharmendra was already married, had two sons and Hema Malini’s father was strongly against this relationship. Both the stars overcame many obstacles and converted to Islam in order to get married.
9) Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan
Back in the days…. Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan… Pretty pretty! pic.twitter.com/rJI7h5lA0b
— Radium (@ChamkeeliTrippy) November 20, 2015
These two married in 1991 despite an age gap of 12 years between them. Saif’ parents were against the relationship but couldn’t keep two love birds apart. However, after 13 years they decided to get divorced. They had two children together.
10) Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough
— Anny well (@repind2) July 16, 2017
Early 2016, rumors about Preity Zinta dating Gene Goodenough, a financial analyst, started spreading like wildfire. And soon, Preity’s spokesperson confirmed that the actress was all set to walk down the aisle with Gene. After a troublesome relationship with Ness Wadia, Preity found her happily ever after in Gene.