Celebs Who Had To Postpone Their Wedding

The year 2020 made nearly everyone across the globe adjust their lives in response to the coronavirus pandemic — even celebrities. While it doesn't seem like a big deal for a movie star to be "stuck" in a palatial mansion with a pool, it doesn't mean that the rich and famous are exempt from canceling their plans. Sure, there are adjustments that can be made, like filming projects via Zoom, but that's not always a possibility when it comes to important events. 

Some people might not mind tying the knot with a low key ceremony while friends and family members tune in via live stream, but celebs aren't like most people. Famous people love getting attention, nabbing headlines, and making money, which are all things they can do with an over-the-top ceremony ... and a great publicist, of course. A wedding with less than ten people, standing six feet apart, while everyone wears face masks just isn't gonna cut it for people who are in the public eye. Instead of scaling back plans to stick with the original timeline, a lot of stars just decided to postpone their nuptials, waiting until the world is back to "normal." Even the biggest celebrities had no choice but to put their weddings on hold.

Katy Perry has 'never worn white,' and she won't for a while

Over a year after Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom got engaged on Valentine's Day in 2019, the duo was still making wedding plans. But, no need to worry, they're still going strong. In March 2020, the singer announced her pregnancy in her "Never Worn White" music video. The pregnancy news wasn't going to stop the pair from tying the knot, however, coronavirus sure did. As People reported that same month, "It was all set for Japan with 150 guests. Katy was actually really excited about walking down the aisle pregnant." A source claimed, "They were both so elated that all the wedding details were finally coming together, but they are hitting pause because of coronavirus." 

While their plans hit a snag, it's likely Perry wasn't too bothered, since she told The Daily Telegraph's Stellar in February 2020, "I call myself a 'bridechilla' as opposed to a bridezilla." The American Idol judge shared, "It's not about the party, it's about the coming together of people who will hold us accountable when things get really hard." 

As of this writing, it's unclear how long Perry will have to wait before she wears white, but hopefully, the self-proclaimed "bridechilla" and Bloom end up having the wedding of their dreams.

Nikki Bella is not a total diva about her wedding

When Total Divas alum Nikki Bella got engaged to Artem Chigvintsev in November 2019 they had been together for less than a year. According to an April 2020 Life & Style article, two weeks after that, they realized she was pregnant. That's a lot to digest in a short period of time. While Bella and Chigvintsev's relationship moved at a fast pace, she has no problem slowing things down with the wedding planning. 

In May 2020, she gave a wedding update on the Big Demi Energy podcast. She confirmed that the couple's big day is delayed partly because their first child is due in August 2020 in addition to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The retired wrestler explained, "I want to make sure the world is in such a clear space." She shared, "The day I get married, I just want a massive party. I want a bash. I want everything I've dreamed of." And that just not a possibility given the current state of the world. 

The mom-to-be made it clear that she's not rushing to get a date on the books, saying, "I honestly think our wedding will probably be far, far out." She added, "Maybe within a year? But, like, I don't even know. I have a feeling it might be longer." And if they wait a bit, they can milk the wedding festivities for some special episodes of Total Bellas.

Jennifer Lopez hopes the fourth time will be the charm

"Love Don't Cost a Thing," but rescheduling a wedding sure does. Jennifer Lopez hopes that the fourth time will be the charm when she walks down the aisle with Alex Rodriguez, but at least she's not stressing about the details. In February 2020, E! News reported that JLo told Oprah Winfrey, "He's like, 'Whatever you want to do, we can talk about it. I said, 'But if we're going to be together for the rest of our lives, what is the rush.'" She also admitted, "It's so funny because when we first got engaged I was like, 'Oooo, we're gonna get married in a couple months?!' You're old thinking comes right back, all that hopeless romantic [stuff] that made me get married three times."

Even though she's not in a rush to tie the knot, she did admit during a May 2020 Today appearance, "I'm a little heartbroken because we did have some great plans." However, she was still focused on the positive, declaring, "God has a bigger plan and so we just have to wait and see. Maybe it's gonna be better. I have to believe that it will be." 

A string of disasters postponed Princess Beatrice's wedding

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's wedding has faced some major obstacles. In April 2020, their spokesperson confirmed to People that they canceled their wedding plans, sharing, "They aren't even thinking about their wedding at this time. There will come a time to rearrange, but that's not yet." Unfortunately, the pandemic wasn't the only hiccup in the wedding process.

In December 2019, Daily Mail reported that Beatrice canceled her engagement party because of her father Prince Andrew's association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. However, she ended up having the party, without her dad, which was confirmed by Daily Mail. Then the pair had to wait to announce their wedding date because they needed Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Beatrice's grandmother, to approve a date, according to Daily Mail. In January 2020, there was that little Megxit announcement, which delayed the couple from sharing a wedding date ... again. Their wedding venue fell through after Prince Andrew stepped back from his royal duties and cut ties with the military as a result of the scandal. The couple planned to get married at The Guards' Chapel in St James's Park, but they can't anymore since "only current serving members of the military and their direct descendants can marry at the site," with very few exceptions.

At this point, the pandemic might be more of a blessing than a curse, distancing the wedding from the scandals that stole the spotlight from the princess.

Celebrity logistics got in the way for Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams' wedding

In a May 2020 Instagram, Sarah Hyland joked, "Who knows? Maybe we'll get married at city hall and use this picture as our announcement." However, that's probably not happening, since her fiancé, Wells Adams, joked, "There's too many famous ABC personalities that need to give us gifts," during a May 2020 Access interview. Of course, that's a reference to Hyland's Modern Family co-stars and Adams' fellow Bachelor alums. 

Thankfully, they haven't postponed an actual wedding, but the planning aspect is on hold because of the uncertainty associated with the pandemic. In March 2020, Adams appeared on the E! News digital series Just The Sip and shared, "She was working so much and I was working a lot where we weren't able to focus in on it. But now that she has some time off ... we'll be able to get things together." And by "time off," Adams was referring to the end of Modern Family.

Did Emma Stone secretly marry to Dave McCary?

Emma Stone was supposed to marry Dave McCary in Los Angeles in March 2020, according to Page Six, however, they had to postpone because of coronavirus. That month, ABC News reported that California governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which requested that the state's residents only leave the the house to fulfill essential needs such as getting food or seeking out medical care. Page Six claimed that that the couple didn't set a new date, which is understandable given the unpredictability of the pandemic.

There's also another theory about why Stone and McCary's wedding wasn't rescheduled: they might already be married. In May 2020, In Style reported that Stone seemingly hinted that she was already married during a joint interview with Reese Witherspoon and a doctor about "coping with anxiety." The physician said, "If you marry an anxious man, you're going to have to know me the rest of my life." In response, Stone said, "Thankfully I didn't do that." Many fans interpreted that to mean she already has a husband. One person shared a clip from that moment and tweeted, "Emma Stone is a married woman now." And an eagle-eyed Emma Stone fan page shared a screenshot of Stone wearing what might be a wedding band on that finger.

Stone hasn't commented on the speculation, which isn't surprising since she's a pretty private person. Well, as "private" as a popular celebrity could ever be. 

Taraji P. Henson has postponed her wedding twice

In January 2020, Taraji P. Henson told Extra that she and Kelvin Hayden moved their April wedding to avoid the possibility of rain, but they probably would have moved it anyway because of the pandemic.  In March 2020, the Empire alum told Extra that the wedding would probably be in July because of coronavirus. She commented, "We have to see what this will be like at the other end." The couple is prioritizing the health of their older relatives, with Henson explaining, "Our grandparents, my grandmother is about to turn 96, his is 86, how do we get them to the wedding now? Now, we are concerned, just trying to figure out the safest and best way."

In April 2020, Henson told Access (via The Sun), "I'm pausing because there's so much to take into consideration now. We've all been changed after this." Specifically, the Hidden Figures star revealed, "I just lost an uncle who we think may have had complications of corona." 

In regard to her wedding planning, she shared, "It's a lot to think about, and I just think we should pause, stop, and just think this thing through. Humanity will be forever changed after this!" That may be a tad melodramatic, but does anyone expect anything less from Cookie Lyon? 

Lala Kent got 'a little publicity' postponing her wedding

In a March 2020 Instagram Story, Lala Kent said (via the Daily Mail), "I just don't feel that God would give me coronavirus before I get married — I just don't see that happening to me." The tab shared that Kent also remarked, "Let's just say I do get it before my wedding; I feel that means God is like, 'B***h you need a little publicity,' that's the only way I would get it, I feel." Later that month, Kent and Randall Emmett confirmed their plans to postpone their wedding to People because of the coronavirus pandemic, but at least they got "a little publicity' with the announcement, right? 

Kent reflected on the canceled wedding during a March 2020 episode of the couple's podcast Give Them Lala... with RandallPeople reported that Lala shared, "I'm going through my planner and I put my wedding day on April 18 in pen because I didn't think I would need to erase it at any point." Still, she reminded herself, "No matter what day we choose, it's still going to be [special]." And, now the July wedding might be filmed for Vanderpump Rules, which usually films in the summer. Kent addressed that possibility during an April 2020 People Now appearance, saying, "I think if the wedding is during filming, I'm contractually obligated to film that." And, again, that would give her "a little publicity," ironically enough.

Vicki Gunvalson will not be a Real Housewife any time soon

In December 2019, Vicki Gunvalson admitted to Page Six"We haven't started planning our wedding." But, at least it's not going to be an elaborate affair. The OG of the OC shared, "We're either going to do close friends and family or just him and I." However, she was sure of one aspect, declaring, "I want to have white. Everything is white." Unfortunately, just like many brides, Gunvalson shared that she and Steve Lodge called off the wedding in April 2020. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum told HollywoodLife, "We're doing nothing. I told him the wedding's off," which sounds... bad. Until she added, "I'm still engaged. We were going to go get married in April and try to get as many of our six kids together and all of that." Even so, she insisted she isn't "rushing to get down the aisle right now."

It makes sense that Gunvalson and Lodge paused the wedding plans since her daughter Briana Culberson lives in North Carolina, which is, unfortunately, not close to Orange County, California. Culberson is a nurse and pregnant with her third child, as of this writing. With her work obligations, her pregnancy, and the risks of traveling during a pandemic, it would be extremely difficult for Culberson to make it to the OC for the wedding. Gunvalson will have to wait a while to become a real-life wife, but at least she's not stressing over the timeline.

Tinsley Mortimer has no 'Kluth' when she's getting married

Real Housewives of New York fans have been rooting for Tinsley Mortimer to end up with Scott Kluth. Unfortunately (for the viewers), Mortimer left the show right before she got engaged to Kluth, which happened in November 2019. Fans witnessed three seasons of Mortimer talking about her desire for an engagement, so it would be logical to assume that she'd get married ASAP. However, that's not what happened, and COVID-19 is partly to blame. In March 2020, Mortimer told E! News, "We were thinking about doing something in Japan. And clearly, anything in Asia was then all of a sudden, completely off limits."

The RHONY alum explained, "You know, when you're planning anything and you have to think ahead, we're at a time in our lives right now that we really just don't know what's going on and where we can travel and what we can do."

Mortimer gave a planning update during a May 2020 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. Asked if she and Kluth set a date for the wedding, Mortimer revealed, "You know, we haven't, unfortunately — just because of the situation right now. We had planned on doing something this summer and we just don't know yet." She shared that Kluth suggested a Zoom wedding, which she will not do since it is so not her style.

Stassi Schroeder is Vanderpumped to be Mrs. Clark

In June 2020, Stassi Schroeder got fired from Vanderpump Rules for her alleged racially insensitive actions that recently resurfaced. Not only is that major news for her career, but as a reality TV star, her personal life was also greatly affected since she planned to marry Beau Clark on the show. "It's my life, I think it would be weird if it wasn't filmed," she told E!'s Daily Pop in September 2019. Well, the firing on top of coronavirus put a major wrench in those plans, which included tying the knot in Italy, a country that has been greatly affected by the pandemic.

She even said, "I feel like I'm gonna be giving birth on TV and a camera's gonna be right there up in my vag, and I'm not joking right now." Well, unfortunately for her, that's not gonna happen — at least not for Bravo. On June 16, 2020, Schroeder's rep confirmed to Page Six that she and Clark are expecting their first child in January 2021. She will probably still be considered persona non grata from the Bravo show by then. But at least she won't have to worry about buying a maternity wedding gown. Her rep also confirmed the wedding was moved to October 2021.

Viewers know how (Vander)pumped Schroeder was to get married, but with the firing, the surprise pregnancy, and the pandemic, it just wasn't in the cards for 2020.

Hoda Kotb 'already feels married' to Joel Schiffman

Hoda Kotb promised to be "whatever the opposite of a bridezilla is" while planning her wedding with Joel Schiffman, a sentiment that she shared during a December 2019 People interview. The Today host explained, "We haven't thought about it too much, nothing we do is about bells and whistles in that way. If he said let's do it right now, I would. All I want it to be is fun and happy and everybody to feel easy breezy." In April 2020, Kotb shared some wedding planning updates with People, revealing, "We are literally about to push the button on the save the dates just because ... we kind of have our reservations, we know what we want to do, but who's to know if it's going to need to be delayed?" That same month she officiated a wedding via Zoom on Today.

Even though plans are delayed, Kotb isn't stressing, saying, "It's such small potatoes" because she "already feel[s] married" at this point. Kotb shared, "I'm so happy to say 'I do' and I'm also happy to do it whenever we need to, but as far as I'm concerned, it's a formality now." During a May 2020 Today episode, Kotb said they're still "figuring it out" when it comes to the wedding

Yes, it's a bummer for anyone to postpone a wedding, but at least celebrities aren't on too tight of a budget to reschedule their plans.