'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski tie the knot in secret wedding ceremony
The couple started dating in 2016 and got engaged in 2017 when Joe proposed in France during Mika's 50th birthday celebrations.
'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have tied the knot! The couple decided to keep the event low-key and got married in a secret ceremony on Saturday.
Vanity Fair reports that the newlyweds got married at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. “We wanted it to be really small and simple and not what you expected from Mika and Joe, everything we do is exposed, and everything felt exposed every step of the way, so we want this to be private until it’s over," Brzezinski told the publication. She continued, We wanted to recognize it more quietly and have the people who are most important to us around us. And you know, our show is a cocktail party every morning.”
The couple was intent on keeping all the details of the ceremony secret, they ensured that no formal invitations were sent out and only made 14 phone calls to their family members and closest friends. The location of the dinner was also kept under wraps, and the guests got details on the location only on Saturday evening.
The duo was dressed in their best for their big day. Brzezinski, wore a stark-white, tea-length Milly dress with delicate, polka-dotted lace sleeves created by designer Michelle Smith, while Scarborough opted for a traditional black suit and black tie. The ceremony was officiated by Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. The couple each entered from separate ends of the rotunda to meet in the center of the main room as they were surrounded by inlays that read “history,” “justice,” and detail the Ten Commandments while a string quartet played Handel’s “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.
“We did an event there more than a year ago and we were just blown away, seeing all these documents and how we felt seeing them," Brzezinski revealed. “It makes sense now more than ever, given what we stand for as a couple, what we do for a living, and what we’re worried about as a country,” she continued.
The couple began dating in 2016, this is when rumors of their relationship started doing the rounds after Brzezinski, a mother of two, split from her husband of 22 years in 2016. They got engaged in May 2017, after over a decade of hosting their morning show together. A source revealed to PageSix, that Scarborough proposed during the couple’s vacation to France and Monaco while celebrating Brzezinski’s 50th birthday. The source said, “Joe got down on one knee and proposed old-fashioned-style with a ring. Of course, Mika accepted. They came back from the trip on Cloud Nine." Back then, the source added, “There are no wedding plans as of yet, they are just telling their families the happy news.”