Congratulations are in order for 'Glee' alumni Lea Michele and Zandy Reich as they got married in a secret ceremony in North Carolina.
Another celeb couple tied the knot! Well, 2019 is officially the year of weddings as many celeb couples are saying 'I Do.' And what's more, these couples are preferring intimate and secret ceremonies so as to enjoy their day to the maximum!
Lea Michele has moved on the 'happily ever after' segment of her life as she tied the knot with Zandy Reich, reported PEOPLE. The former 'Glee' alum and her fiance tied the knot in front of friends and family in Napa, California, on Saturday. The couple shared an exclusive photo saying, " We are so excited to be married and grateful to be surrounded by our friends and family. And most of all, we’re so happy to spend the rest of our lives together.” Michele and Reich dated for two years and tied the knot on Saturday night in an intimate and romantic ceremony.
Michele looked absolutely stunning in a white strapless gown with her hair done beautifully, and she paired her look with a long veil. After accepting the proposal, the actress posted an adorable picture on Instagram wearing her new diamond ring with a caption that reads, "Yes". She said, "I think the first thing I said to him was, ‘Stop joking around!’ So I was super surprised. Everyone said, ‘Try to be present because it’ll happen so quickly.’ Which I didn’t listen to at all and blacked out and I barely remember. We both blacked out and were like, ‘What? Did we say yes? Is this happening?’ ”
The couple celebrated their intimate wedding along with their family and close friends that included her 'Glee' friends such as Darren Criss and Becca Tobin, along with her 'Scream Queen' actress Emma Roberts. The wedding was officiated by Ryan Murphy. Michele has previously announced that her maid of honor will be Jonathan Groff. The wedding comes a month after the actress had her bachelorette party in Hawaii with her friends Emma Roberts, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and JoAnna Garcia Swisher among the others.
Michele got engaged to Reich who is the president of the clothing company AYR, last April. It goes without saying that her fans were ecstatic about her wedding news. One person wrote, "The Jonas Brothers are back, Lea Michele is married and got her happily ever after." Another one added, "2019 it’s been good, it’s been good :’).” @breana_skelton wrote, "After everything, you truly deserve this."
She was referring to the death of "Glee" star Cory Monteith, Michele’s boyfriend, in 2013. Michele and Reich were first spotted together in July of 2017 and the pair announced their engagement in April 2018. She looked very happy in her engagement pictures where she was seen smiling ear to ear as she covered her face with her hand.
Michele said, "We’re really taking our time to make sure we’re really happy because we are from the east coast but we live on the west coast, so it could be an east coast wedding, it could be a west coast wedding, it could be a Montana wedding, so we’re really just taking our time to just make sure we know exactly where we want to be.” When Michele and Reich got engaged, the approval of only one woman mattered to them. Michele said last year, "When my boyfriend got the seal of approval from Ryan Murphy, that was it. Yeah my parents, yeah friends, whatever. But Ryan Murphy, it’s a done deal—it sealed the deal.”
Michele also revealed an adorable story about how she met her now husband Zandy Reich and it is going to warm your heart. Michele said, while speaking to Zola's Director of Brand, Jennifer Spector, "It's kind of crazy. They always say, 'It will happen when you least expect it. It will happen when you least expect it!' And I met my fiance at my best friend's wedding."
The Emmy-nominated actress also partnered with Zola to plan her wedding also said that she was a friend of the bride, TV executive Stephanie Levinson, and Reich was a friend of the groom. She added, "They had their siblings as their best man and maid of honor, but we were sort of the closest in the friend area, and we sat next to each other."
Michele said that she and Reich didn't start talking immediately because "within a couple of minutes," her friend interrupted and asked if Reich could move over so she could sit next to the actress. She said, "He moved, and I didn't see him for a little while. And then my best friend Stephanie kept being like, 'You should really hang out with Zandy.'"
Since both of them share the same friends, they found themselves meeting each other quite often and eventually they started dating. She said, "He was always around and at a lot of these mutual friends' events. It really all happened when I least expected it. It's a pretty awesome story."