Robert Pattinson recently joked that he and real-life girlfriend Kristen Stewart might have accidentally got married for real when they walked down the aisle for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" because a real priest was actually used for the wedding scene.
Of course the priest was actually marrying their movie characters Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, so Rob probably doesn't have anything to worry about. Plus it's not like he and Kristen got a marriage certificate afterwards or anything. However, they aren't the only real-life couple to get married in a movie.
A few classic couples that got married in their movies include "I Love Lucy" stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who were already married when they filmed a wedding scene for "The Long, Long Trailer," as well as Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy -- this classic couple that starred in so many movies together carried on an affair for 25 years, but Spencer wouldn't leave his wife for Kate the Great. So instead she had to settle for a movie wedding in "Woman of the Year."
But what about more modern movie couples? Well, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt actually got married before they got serious -- the "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" stars shot a wedding scene for their 2005 assassin action flick. A tabloid later used a photo of the wedding scene to try to trick Brangelina fans into thinking that the couple had really tied the knot. But considering the way Brad recently talked about being married to Jennifer Aniston, whom he divorced to start dating Jolie, he might not want to walk down the aisle for real ever again. However, Brad has said that he would reconsider marriage if it's what his kids really want.
Unfortunately Michelle Williams' movie wedding wasn't the start of something quite as wonderful for her. When her character walked down the aisle with Heath Ledger's character in the 2005 movie "Brokeback Mountain," she didn't know she was marrying a man in love with another man. Michelle started dating Heath after working on the movie with him, but eventually life imitated art and the two parted ways. Their ending was also a tragic one -- Heath died of an accidental overdose just a few months after they broke up, leaving their daughter Matilda without a father.
Heath and Michelle aren't the only celebs who split up after filming a movie wedding. Real-life runaway bride Julia Roberts rocked some really big hair to walk down the aisle with Dylan McDermott in the 1989 movie "Steel Magnolias." The two started dating during filming and even got engaged, but they didn't make it to the altar -- instead she moved on to her "Flatliners" costar Kiefer Sutherland and got engaged to him.
Sometimes real-life relationships can even affect wedding scenes in movies. In 2004 director Kevin Smith cut Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's wedding scene from his movie "Jersey Girl" after they broke up -- he decided he didn't want people to forget that they were watching a movie and start thinking of Ben and Jen in terms of the tabloid tales of the time. Since then Ben has found another Jen to replace J-Lo, who just recently found herself back in the dating game (but unfortunately "Gigli" also happened before Jennifer Garner stepped in to save Ben).
And "Mamma Mia!" costars Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper also couldn't last after being cast as a couple set to walk down the aisle in the wedding-centric movie musical. Amanda is now dating real estate exec Andrew Joblon, and the 25-year-old is already talking babies (Mamma Mia, indeed!).
So do you have a real-life movie couple that you'd like to see star in a movie wedding, or are couples that get married on film cursed to never make it down the aisle in real life? Sound off in the comments!More From This Contributor:
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