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2019’s most memorable celebrity moments

All of the celebrity marriages and births of 2019.

From stunning nuptials to the birth of some unbelievably gorgeous bubs we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments this year.

The wedding of All Black Beauden Barrett to Hannah Laity

Rakino Island provided a spectacular backdrop as All Black superstar Beauden Barrett, 28, said “I do” to his beautiful bride Hannah Laity, 25, in January in front of 180 guests.

Beauden confessed he’d never been as nervous before a rugby game as he was for his nuptials, saying of the chartered accountant, “Han was the first girl I took home to my parents and I always said the first one I brought home would be the one I’d marry. I was dead right.”

Shortland Street star Ben Barrington’s wedding to Kristie Fergus

It was six years to the day after they met that Shortland Street star Ben Barrington, 42, wed his “cool and sexy Westie” bride Kristie Fergus, 39, in March.

Surrounded by a lush garden, decorated with flowers and toetoe, he teared up when his make-up artist bride walked down the aisle. “It was just like I imagined,” he said. “I knew I’d be absolutely overwhelmed and fall apart.”

All Black’s TJ Perenara’s surprise wedding to Greer Samuel

Their 100 guests expected an engagement party but TJ Perenara, 27, and singer Greer Samuel, 28, had different plans – a surprise wedding!

Tying the knot in Porirua’s Gear Homestead after a nine-year romance, the rugby player gushed, “It’s been the perfect day. We couldn’t be any happier.”

Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi’s wedding to film producer Dimitri Rassam

Looking like a princess, Charlotte Casiraghi, 33, said “I do” to film producer Dimitri Rassam, 38, in a ceremony just outside of St Remy in Provence, the small town where she was raised by her mother – Caroline, Princess of Hanover.

The gorgeous brunette bride is eleventh in line to the throne of Monaco.

Justin Bieber and Hayley Baldwin’s second wedding

Justin Bieber, 25, and Hailey Baldwin, 23, celebrated their first wedding anniversary by getting married again. Taking place in South Carolina, an insider said,

“It was absolutely magical.”

The wedding of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling

It was a fairytale affair for pop star Ellie Goulding, 32, and art dealer Caspar Jopling, 27, who wed in September at Castle Howard in front of 300 guests, including Katy Perry and Princess Beatrice.

The wedding of Zac Franich and Erin Simpson

Zac Franich, 30, is a Bachelor no more! During the ceremony, bubbly TV presenter bride Erin Simpson, 37, laughingly asked him if he’d accept her rose, causing Zac to blush – but they were very serious when it came to saying “I do” at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

“Now it’s ‘we’ instead of ‘me’,” Zac said. “We were already a team but this provides the glue.”

Chris Pratt’s wedding to Katherine Schwarzenegger

In June, Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt, 40, and Arnie’s daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger, 30, wed in California.

The bride said it was the best day of her life, adding, “It was intimate, moving and emotional.”

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s second wedding

After eloping in May, Hollywood golden couple Joe Jonas, 30, and Sophie Turner, 23, wed a second time in the South of France with one of their dogs dressed in his very own suit!

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s wedding to Lauren Hashian

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wed longtime partner Lauren Hashian, 35, in a romantic ceremony in Hawaii.

The highest paid actor in the world, 47, said of his love, “I was so fortunate to have fallen in love once. To fall in love again? I’m one lucky son of a b****.”

Other brides and grooms of 2019

  • Zoë Kravitz & Karl Glusman

  • Heidi Klum & Tom Kaulitz

  • Idris Elba & Sabrina Dhowre

  • Jude Law & Phillipa Coan

  • Jennifer Lawrence & Cooke Maroney

The birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Grinning from ear to ear and running on adrenaline after just two hours’ sleep, Prince Harry, 35, announced that on May 6, his wife the Duchess of Sussex had given birth to baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The next day, Meghan, 38, gushed that Archie “has the greatest temperament in the world”.

The birth of Anika Moa and Natasha Utting’s daughter Marigold Tui Grace Utting-Moa

She’s made us guffaw with her off-the-wall TV series Anika Moa Unleashed – and as if that’s not enough, songbird Anika Moa, 39, made us go weak at the knees when she introduced us to her and wife Natasha Utting’s daughter Marigold Tui Grace Utting-Moa.

Wee Marigold was born in February and inherited her mum’s famous dimples.

The birth of Gordon Ramsey’s fifth child Oscar

Gordon Ramsay, 52, and his wife Tana, 44, welcomed their fifth child Oscar on April 4. While the TV chef hasn’t been present for the previous births, this time he was.

“I was there and I absolutely s*** my pants,” he said. “I fainted. I literally dropped on the floor.”

The birth of Jessica Mutch McKay’s daughter Margaux

Political editor Jessica Mutch McKay, 35, and her hipster bodyguard hubby Iain McKay were given a Halloween treat this year – daughter Margaux! The bub was born at 6.58pm, making her, “Just in time for a breaking news banner.”

The birth of Kim and Kanye’s fourth child Psalm

Kim Kardashian West, 39, and Kanye West, 42, grew their brood to four with the arrival of son Psalm on May 9.

Born via surrogate, Kim announced, “He’s perfect.” She later shared that her boy was almost called Ye, Kanye’s nickname.

The birth of Sam Hayes’ son Marlow

Giving birth to her first child with partner Jay Blauuw was a rollercoaster for Three newsreader Sam Hayes, 35, but when wee Marlow River Blauuw finally arrived by Caesarean on September 19, Sam was immediately besotted.

“I’ve never felt a happiness like it,” she told us.

The birth of Art Green and Matilda Rice’s baby Milo

On September 4, Bachelor NZ sweethearts Matilda Rice, 29, and Art Green, 31, welcomed sweet Milo Kenneth Green into the world.

After a long labour, they had their dream birth at home – despite an earlier power cut. “Taking in Milo’s perfect wee face for the first time was the most indescribable, life-changing experience,” gushed The Feel Good Guide author.

The birth of Antonia Prebble and Dan Musgrove’s son Freddie

Adorable Frederick John – or Freddie – was born to Westside stars Antonia Prebble, 35, and Dan Musgrove, 37, in July.

After trying to induce labour, doctors decided that the actress needed a Caesarean. “He was lifted out and held up like a little Simba,” Dan recalled. “It was the most amazing moment. We were all crying.”

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