In sickness and in heath? It's no secret that the spread of the coronavirus is having a major impact on virtually every single person and business. One of the industries most affected is the wedding business, as couples are forced to delay their nuptials. The pause on weddings has affected several high-profile celebrities, including this cute couple. Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams have effectively stopped planning their wedding because of the unknown about the pandemic. "I think the thought was that we'd originally start thinking about that around this time, but now this is happening… What's the point of even trying to get something solidified with everything being just so up in the air?" he told Access Hollywood, firmly stating there are "no wedding plans." Wells ruled out a Zoom wedding and only slightly considered a backyard soirée. "But that's probably not going to happen. There's too many famous ABC personalities that need to give us gifts," he joked. "Ty Burrell, I need a new fly fishing rod and Chris Harrison, I need some crystal." Keep reading for more stars who've changed their wedding plans or delayed their "I do's" because of the pandemic…
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Dwight Yoakam married his longtime girlfriend, Emily Joyce, in March in California, and social distancing rules were enforced, his team announced on May 4. "In the face of shutdowns and social distancing requirements, love prevailed, and the less than 10 attendees were seated at least six feet from one another," a statement read, adding that the private nuptials occurred "just prior to the quarantine."
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"Wicked" actress Amanda Jane Cooper and Andrew Bell moved their nuptials up three weeks to start their lives together, and their families got to witness their magical day… on Zoom. On April 28, the Broadway star wrote on Instagram, "It wasn't the day Andrew and I had originally planned, but God is truly faithful and we are grateful! We're married y'all!!"
Princess Beatrice's wedding is not going as planned. On April 16, her royal wedding was officially postponed a third time — this time because of the coronavirus pandemic (the first two times were related to her father Prince Andrew's ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein). Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter was set to marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at The Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace on May 29. The ceremony was to be followed by a private reception hosted by Her Majesty in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. In light of the pandemic, the Queen canceled all upcoming garden parties. "There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding. They aren't even thinking about their wedding at this time," a spokesperson for the couple said. "There will come a time to rearrange, but that's not yet."
"Jersey Shore" star Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola has put wedding planning on hold until the pandemic is over. She and Christan Biscardi are now planning to marry in September, Us Weekly reports. Sammi and Christan announced their engagement on Instagram on March 2019 after two years of dating.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are now in a "holding pattern" in regards to their wedding, she told Ellen DeGeneres on April 7. "It did affect it a little bit," she said, referring to the pandemic. "We will see what happens now. Honestly, I really don't know what's going to happen now as far as dates of anything like that." JLo and A-Rod never officially announced their wedding date, but Us Weekly said it was set for this summer in Italy. "We're kinda of just in a holding pattern like the rest of the world," Jennifer told Ellen. "Again, it's just something we're going to have to wait and see in a few months how this all pans out."
"The Biggest Loser" trainer Erica Lugo and Danny McGeady tied the knot on April 4, and they had 25 friends and family members looking on…. via technology (in a bit of a surprise, the guests didn't know they were tuning in to a wedding). Erica said she and Danny considered postponing their wedding due to the pandemic — partly because they had a big celebration set to go. But the idea of delaying the wedding bothered them because April 4 has always been a special day for them. After some discussion, they decided to go forward with the plan to exchange vows on April 4, choosing to stream the ceremony on Zoom and Instagram Live. "We surprised everyone who thought they were coming on for our kids 'Zoom play' for a class project," Erica told Us Weekly. "The 'Biggest Loser' cast thought we were coming together for a toast in honor of the wedding." The couple is planning a formal reception to celebrate in person later this year. "Perfect wedding. ultimately love doesn't need big venues, fancy menus and big crowds," Erica wrote on Instagram. "Our love is what mattered the most today. (Yes, big party still planned because it's been paid for! 12/20/20)."
Former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson and her finance Steve Lodge are picking a new date to exchange vows. The couple had planned an April wedding, but travel restrictions are forcing them to press pause. "We're doing nothing," she told Hollywood Life, adding that they were not "rushing to get down the aisle right now."
Taraji P. Henson and her fiancée, Kelvin Hayden, have already had to push back their wedding once, moving it from April to June. Due to coronavirus, it's getting delayed again. "It's probably going to be more like July. We have to see what this will be like at the other end," the "Empire" star told Extra on March 31. The reason for changing the date again is centered around the health of their families. "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."
Quarterback Jameis Winston, the No.1 overall pick in the NFL Draft in 2015, married Breion Allen in a private wedding ceremony at their home on March 27, a far cry from the lavish wedding they're preparing for. "A week when nothing was going as planned. Our initial wedding had just been postponed and I was in a funk," the bride wrote on Instagram on April 5. "But @jaboowins3 came through and put together a beautiful intimate ceremony in the privacy of our own home. And it seemed it was meant to be this way all along."
"The Real Housewives of New York City" star Tinsley Mortimer and her fiance, Scott Kluth, are eyeing wedding alternatives as it appears that their plans for a wedding in Japan will be scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic. "It's definitely difficult in this time to plan something and really nail it down. So we're kind of just waiting to see what's going to happen with the world," she told E! News. "But we have some really good ideas that we can sort of put [in place] once we know really officially when we're going to be able to travel again and be out." It's a possibility that Tinsley and Scott may end up exchanging vows in a less-glamorous location. "We might have to go into like court or something here in Chicago or do it at the home because we can't leave so God knows," she said.
In late January, Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, said she hadn't set a date to marry her fiancé, Ryan Gleason, but they knew a few things they definitely wanted to include in the ceremony — she wanted to sing with her dad, for instance. Now, amid the coronavirus outbreak, all wedding planning has come to a halt. In an interview with Extra, Christie said Alexa and Ryan have put their wedding on hold. "Everything's on hold right now," she said.
Bindi Irwin tied the knot with longtime beau Chandler Powell on March 25 at the Australia Zoo. The guest list, however, was very, very small. In fact, it was nonexistent. Bindi and Chandler had planned a larger wedding, but scrapped all that because of the pandemic, choosing to have only a few family members on hand. "We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend," she said on Instagram, noting that her brother, Robert, walked her down the aisle, and her mother, Terri, helped her get ready. "We've planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn't have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us." Bindi and Chandler lit a candle in honor of her late father, Steve Irwin.
Emma Stone was supposed to be married by now. The actress was reportedly set to tie the knot with Dave McCary in mid-March in Los Angeles. However, the couple postponed their wedding because of the pandemic. They have yet to set a new date.
Expectant parents Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom knew that the coronavirus pandemic might change their plans to tie the knot in Japan in June. That's exactly what happened. "It was all set for Japan with 150 guests. Katy was actually really excited about walking down the aisle pregnant," a source told People magazine. "They were both so elated that all the wedding details were finally coming together, but they are hitting pause because of coronavirus." E! News said the couple is looking to potentially move the wedding to the United States.
While the coronavirus outbreak was beginning to grip the country (and the world), "Vanderpump Rules" star Lala Kent said she had little fear that the pandemic would affect her wedding with producer Randall Emmett, which was set for April 18 in Newport Beach, Calif. Well, a few days later they said their wedding had been moved a few months. "We have decided to move the date of our wedding to July given the unfortunate circumstances of what is going on," they said in a statement. "We are obviously saddened by this but for the ultimate safety of our families and guests, we have made the decision to wait and see how everything progresses. Safety will always be our number one priority."
"Vanderpump Rules" star Stassi Schroeder and her fiancé, Beau Clark, were planning an intimate wedding in Rome, Italy, in October, but it may not happen due to the coronavirus pandemic. On March 26, the reality TV star acknowledged that the nuptials will likely be postponed or changed. "So planning a wedding that may be nonexistent is fun. Def recommend," she sarcastically tweeted.
Dennis Quaid and fiancée Laura Savoie pushed back their wedding amid rising fears of coronavirus. In a chat with Extra, Dennis said he and Laura were set to have an intimate wedding ceremony on April 4 in Hawaii, which is where they got engaged last year. "We postponed… once we started to hear about Italy… We have a few members of the family and friends who have low immune systems due to medical treatment, medical issues going on. We decided, 'Let's just postpone,'" he said. The wedding location, the actor noted, may be moved "closer to home."
Former "Bachelorette" couple JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers' wedding date could be moved to 2021. The couple is set to marry this summer, but the coronavirus outbreak might have other plans. "If it can't happen the way we want it to happen, we'll do it when we can," JoJo told Chris Harrison on Instagram Live. JoJo and Jordan have been engaged since 2016. "It's been four years, so what's another year," Jordan said, adding that the safety of the wedding guests is paramount. "We don't want people to be worried about traveling around it, so if there is that, then we'll look at possibly rescheduling to next year even though that's not what we want to do."
A royally-adjacent wedding is going to have to wait. James Middleton, the brother of Duchess Kate, shift his wedding to French fiancée, Alizee Thevenet, according to reports. It was set for this summer and was shaping up to be a big event. "It's very sad, but it's just not practical to hold it in this crisis," one of his friends told The Daily Mail. "Holding an AngloFrench wedding is impossible in the coming months and is still likely to be difficult in the summer. They would prefer to wait until all their guests are able — and happy — to attend."
In mid-March, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher maintained that his wedding to longtime love Debbie Gwyther, set for Italy's Amalfi Coast in July, was still on despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, not long after that, they were forced to reevaluate. "They both loved the idea of a romantic Italian wedding this summer but now the coronavirus situation has thrown a spanner in the works," a source told The Sun."Obviously in the short term, it is disappointing. But they are adamant their day – whenever it happens – will be perfect. Luckily, after so long with Liam, Debbie is used to dealing with things not going to plan."
Former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan are still planning to wed, but it won't be in April, as planned. The couple confirmed to People magazine that they've rescheduled their nuptials. "It was just based off of what the CDC advised and the current state of affairs," she told People magazine. "We just felt like it was in everyone's best interest, really." She added, "So we were like, 'Yeah, it's just probably best to postpone.' We had a few people traveling, a lot of our parents and aunts and uncles who are a little older. So we felt like it was in their best interest, and for everybody, to just not put anyone at risk. It was obviously a really crappy decision to have to make."
Broadway star Lauren "Lolo" Pritchard always planned to say "I do" in front of a few hundred people, and that's exactly what she did on March 21… via livestream. The "Songbird" star and Colton Cobb got married in front of a just a few close family members in person, but over 200 of their wedding guests watched on YouTube. "We're really excited actually," she told People magazine before the big day. "It's certainly not the wedding that we planned… [but] no one could have ever expected anything like this."