This may have been an exceptionally difficult year, but all over the world, couples proved that it will take more than a global pandemic to stop romance; parking lot drive-up marriages, virtual weddings, and social bubble nuptials have all become a regular occurrence as people in love found new ways to share their affection with the world. For many stars, the new normal has been all about new beginnings. Despite the lockdown, several among the glitterati have tied the knot in intimate affairs and it’s safe to say it’s raining weddings in tinsel town. We bring to you the list of star couples, who sealed their ‘forever together’ in 2020.
Rana Daggubati – Miheeka Bajaj
The Baahubali star got married to Miheeka Bajaj on August 8 in the presence of close family and friends. The close-knit yet glamourous affair was hosted at the Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad. It was in May that Rana made his relationship with Miheeka public. Sharing a photo of the couple, the actor wrote on Instagram: “And she said yes! #MiheekaBajaj
Nithin – Shalini
Actor Nithiin married his long term girlfriend Shalini in an intimate affair in Hyderabad in July. The couple had plans of getting married in Dubai but due to lockdown restrictions, they had decided to host the event here in Hyderabad. Despite the lockdown and the pandemic, the couple managed to host a grand wedding, while following the rules and restrictions imposed by the government due to the pandemic.
Sujeeth Reddy – P Rravallika
Saaho director Sujeeth Reddy got married to Pravallika on August 2 in Hyderabad. It was a close-knit ceremony with only family members in attendance. On June 10, the couple got engaged in an intimate ceremony. They were in a relationship for the past few years.
Nikhil – Pallavi
Happy Days actor Nikhil Siddhartha tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Pallavi Varma at a farmhouse in Hyderabad in May. The couple were earlier planning to get married in April but had to postpone the wedding owing to the lockdown. The wedding was attended by only a few family members of the bride and the groom.
Neha Kakkar – Rohanpreet Singh
Singers Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh took the nation by surprise with their wedding just days after making their relationship official on Instagram. Neha and Rohanpreet’s wedding festivities were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, and Chandigarh over several days. The couple got married in an Anand Karaj ceremony at a gurdwara on October 24.
John Cena – Shay
Wrestler-actor John Cena tied the knot with his girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh in a secret wedding ceremony after dating for a year. Reports claim that the duo got hitched on October 12 in a hush-hush ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The actor’s marriage certificate is going viral on the internet. The duo was first seen together in March 2019 in Canada while John was filming Playing with Fire. Later, there were rumors that Cena popped the question as Shay was seen flaunting a big diamond ring on her left hand.
Dil Raju – Vygha
Popular producer Dil Raju has tied the knot for the second time on May 10 in an intimate ceremony at Sri Venkateswara temple in Nizamabad. The wedding was a low-key affair with only his family members in attendance. Dil Raju married an air hostess named Tejaswini. However, post-wedding, the bride is believed to have changed her name to Vygha Reddy.
Niharika – Chaitanya
Actress-producer Niharika Konidela got married to Hyderabad-based techie Chaitanya on December 9. Niharika and Chaitanya’s wedding happened at the Udaivilas Palace in Udaipur amid huge fanfare. The couple hosted a grand wedding reception on Friday (December 11). Her lavish wedding is currently the talk of the town.
Actor Raja – Hima Bindu
Telugu actor Raja Chembolu married Hima Bindu at a ceremony in Hyderabad. Actor Raja Chembolu, well known for working in Telugu films such as Bhanumathi & Ramakrishna, Fidaa, V, and Chanakya among other projects, tied the knot with Venkata Lakshmi Hima Bindu at a private ceremony in Hyderabad on October 31.
Kajal garwal – Gautam Kitchlu
Actress Kajal Aggarwal and the love of her life Gautam Kitchlu tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mumbai on October 30. The couple had been the talk of the town for their gorgeous pictures as well as their love story. The duo dated for three years and then remained friends for seven years. What made her marry Gautam in the lockdown, you ask? The actress claimed that when the two were not able to see each other for a few weeks, they realized they wanted to be together. Kajal wanted a destination wedding with a crowded dance floor but the pandemic ruined their plans.
Scarlett Johansson – Colin Jost
Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has married her fiancé Colin Jost in a low-key ceremony in October. Far from the traditional wedding announcement, news of the couple’s nuptials was shared by the charitable organization Meals on Wheels who broke the news along with a special request from the newlyweds to their well-wishers.
Nikhil Gowda – Revathi
Nikhil Gowda, the Kannada actor, and son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy got married to Revathi in April at a farmhouse near Bidadi in Ramanagara district amid the lockdown. It was said that the “wedding was simple without frills”.
Vivek Athreya – Srija
Filmmaker Vivek Athreya is the latest member from the industry to have walked down the aisle this year. On December 17, the director who has delivered memorable films like Mental Madhilo and Brochevarevaruraa, married Srija, with whom he has been in a steady relationship for the past many years, reports have it. While details are in short supply, it is said that Vivek wanted the wedding to be a low-key affair and only his close friends from the industry graced it.
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