Oy Vey JDate!

JDate is one of the largest online Jewish dating sites, and describes itself as “the premier Jewish singles community online.” It’s mission is “to strengthen the Jewish community and ensure that Jewish traditions are sustained for generations to come. To accomplish this we provide a global network where Jewish singles find friendship, romance and life-long partners within their faith.”

In a recent blog post, the site announced its Top 5 Jewish Celebrities who got married in the past year.

June has traditionally been the most popular month for couples to get married, and that includes celebrity couples! Rachel Weisz was just one of many Jewish (okay part-Jewish) A-listers who said, “I do” during the month of June, or what has also become known as “the height of Wedding Season.” We here at the Hollywood Yenta Roundup love celebrating love; and so we decided to highlight some celebs who have some connection to Judaism, who got married in the past year and are enjoying that next phase in their life known as marital bliss. In honor of this romantic time of year, here are our Top 5 Jewish Celebrities who got married in the past year:

1. Seth Rogen

Funnyman Seth Rogen said, “I do” last October. The Jewish actor and his fiancée, Lauren Miller, tied the knot at Kunde Estate in Sonoma in front of a star-studded group of guests. The guest list reportedly included Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Adam Sandler, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson from The Office.

Rogen and Miller, who’ve been together since 2004, were married by a female rabbi in a Jewish ceremony on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards at Kunde Estate, People magazine reported. We give special kudos to Rogen for being the one celebrity on our list to marry another Jew! Yasher koach you two!

2. Natalie Portman

After falling in love on the set of Black Swan, Natalie Portman and her now-husband Benjamin Millepied announced in late December 2010 that they were not only engaged, but also expecting a child!

The two wed last February in an-ultra secret ceremony after their baby boy, whom they named Aleph, was born. In fact, it was such a well-kept secret that the press didn’t even find out the two were married until the couple appeared at the 2012 Academy Awards, quietly debuting new wedding bands.

3. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan pulled off the ultimate top-secret wedding. Last May the two invited around 100 friends to celebrate Chan’s graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. However, what party-goers didn’t know was that the Jewish founder of Facebook would actually be tying the know with Chan on that day as well!

The ceremony and reception were held in the couple’s backyard. While the location was low-key, the party was not! Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong sang at the ceremony, according to the Mercury News, and dinner came from the couple’s two favorite restaurants, Palo Alto Sol and Fuki Sushi.

4. Rachel Weisz

After a short, quiet courtship, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig made it official last June! Like Portman and Zuckerberg, the Jewish actress was also able to pull off a secret wedding with the James Bond actor.

The Daily Mail reported the couple were married in “a low-key ceremony with just four people present” in New York last year. The four witnesses included two family friends, Craig’s teenage daughter and Weisz’s 5-year-old son.

5. Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed says she “couldn’t be happier” after marrying Paul McDonald last October. The Twilight star, whose father is Jewish, wed McDonald, a former American Idol contestant, in a private wedding ceremony in Malibu.

The two were engaged after just two months of dating and got married only four months after that! However, it looks like Reed and McDonald have definitely hit a point of true intimacy in their relationship as she Tweeted last April, “@thePaulMcDonald Don’t worry I’m looking forward to tweezing your ear hair.”

The only problem is 4 of these 5 are intermarriages.

Now that’s a fail if I ever saw one. (hat tip: Jewish Journal)

Update: Of course, it’s not JDate’s first fail. Anyone remember how they used porn models back in the day?


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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