Actress Gabourey Sidibe reveals she was secretly ‘married at the kitchen table’ to fiancé Brandon Frankel one year ago

Actress Gabourey Sidibe has revealed she secretly tied the knot more than one year ago.

While discussing her engagement to marketing executive Brandon Frankel during lockdown, the Oscar nominee let slip that the pair are actually married too.

“The thing about weddings is I don’t like them. I don’t like them,” the American Horror Story star said when she appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan today. “Here’s an example of how much I don’t like them: I’m actually married. We got married over a year ago.”

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When host Kelly Ripa asked, “Oh, my God, is that the truth? Is this breaking news?” Sidibe nodded while showing off her silver wedding band.

“We got married at the kitchen table. It was just us,” she confirmed. 

Sidibe explained they decided to get married in March 2021 just four months after their engagement in a no-fuss ceremony.

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The actress said her mother was a wedding singer, so she had been forced to tag along to weddings all the time. However, she insists the couple will have a larger wedding in the near future as her mother-in-law loves a party.

“I’ve been at a lot of weddings, uninvited,” Sidibe laughed, adding, “Now I don’t like them”.

After her appearance on the show, the Precious star also gushed about her husband on Instagram. 

“These are our official wedding photos!” she captioned alongside the never-before-seen photos. “The Wedding at the kitchen counter featuring our rings by @happyjewelers, followed by an extremely lit reception with Aaron sniffing flowers sent to us and then a very romantic sunset dinner featuring our mask because we were still in the thick of the pandemic. We really do want to have a wedding someday but I just couldn’t wait to marry this amazing man.”

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Meanwhile, Frankel was also relieved the cat was out of the bag.

“SURPRISE! I can finally call her my WIFE publicly! Since @gabby3shabby finally spilled the beans today on Live with Kelly and Ryan- we’ve been MARRIED since March ’21!” he wrote.

“Relieved we can finally tell the world. So thankful to have found my forever person, my partner-in-crime, and the love of my life. Every day is the best day with you. Nobody I would rather raise cats with and be in bed by a smooth 8pm with. Love you forever.

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