Holiday Hook-Ups: LeBron James, Johnny Weir and Brandi Glanville Take the Plunge on New Year's Eve
The festive family-centered holidays created just the right mood for celebrity engagements and weddings for stars such as John Legend, Wynonna Judd, and Matthew McConaughey,
What is it about Christmas and New Year's Eve that makes couples feel like getting serious? It's almost like the sounds of Christmas music and the strains of Auld Lang Syne make men feel like asking "Will you marry me?" and women feel like saying "I do."
LeBron James started 2012 off when he got engaged to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson on New Year’s Eve. He proposed at a private party at Miami Beach’s Shelborne Hotel. The high school sweethearts have two boys together, seven-year-old LeBron Jr. and four-year-old Bryce.
Brandi Glanville (formerly Eddie Cibrian's wife) clearly thought New Year's Eve was a great time to get married. The 38-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star tied the knot with mixed martial arts manager Darin Harvey over the weekend. The former model, whose ex-husband left her for country singer LeAnn Rimes, informed fans of her new marital status via Twitter on Sunday: "I'm married again- suuuuuuck it!"
The newlyweds celebrated by visiting a strip club called Spearmint Rhino. "Honeymoons with strippers are the best!" Glanville tweeted.
U.S. figure skating star Johnny Weir also tied the knot on New Year's Eve weekend, marrying boyfriend Victor Voronov. He said via Twitter, "It's cold, dark, and very early, but something wonderful is afoot." The next tweet was, "I'm married!" Weir got all the official stuff out out the way on NYE but plans a wedding for this summer. Voronov has been in Weir's life for a long time.
Weir says, "He's kind of everything that I've ever looked for and aspired to be in a relationship with. We've known each other for a long time and we reconnected over the summer, and it's just been a whirlwind. I'm very happy with my personal life and also my professional life, and I thank God I can be exactly where I'm at."
Wynonna Judd also got engaged on New Years' Eve to singer Cactus Moser. This will be the third marriage for Judd. And Chris O'Dowd, -- he played the Irish police officer in Bridesmaids -- proposed to his girlfriend Dawn Porter over the holidays. He shared the news on Twitter with a witty tweet: "I’m so bored of all this happiness and sex. I’m getting married.”
Matthew McConaughey proposed to his Brazilian model girlfriend of five years, Camila Alves, on Christmas. He also tweeted it out: "just asked Camila to marry me, merry Christmas." And singer John Legend proposed to his model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen while vacationing in the Maldives over the Christmas holidays.