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Gabourey Sidibe reveals she’s been secretly married for a YEAR

by Atlanta Business Journal

Gabourey Sidibe revealed she and Brandon Frankel secretly wed last year.

The news was shared by the 39-year-old Precious actress – who posed with Brandon for Brides magazine in May – on Live With Kelly And Ryan on Monday, December 5.

Soon after, Brandon took to his Instagram to gush about his wife, adding that they’ve been married since March 2021. 

The latest: Gabourey Sidibe revealed she and Brandon Frankel secretly wed last year

Gabourey sat down with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and revealed the news as she explained how much she hates weddings.

The interview kicked off with Kelly bringing up the fact she did ‘something amazing during the pandemic and got engaged.’

‘Uh oh. Yeah I did thank you,’ Gabourey said.

Kelly joked that many relationships didn’t work out during the pandemic and the star said, ‘Not mine! Skyrocketed!’

Ryan asked her how the proposal happened during the pandemic. 

‘Well, it was very quiet. What happened? It was honestly a weird day… I had.. we were going to get our nails done and right before we left the house, one of the guest rooms… the light was on and I went to turn it off and there was a big Will You Marry Me balloon, rose petals. This was three hours earlier than it was supposed to be. We were supposed to leave and then come back and he’s not that great at planning things….’ she joked.

Surprise: The news was shared by the actress - who posed with Brandon for Brides magazine in May - on Live With Kelly And Ryan on Monday, December 5

Surprise: The news was shared by the actress – who posed with Brandon for Brides magazine in May – on Live With Kelly And Ryan on Monday, December 5

‘What was even funnier. When he did propose, he was like well you ruined it by like seeing the balloons first. But actually you ruined it because I found the ring over a month ago. I actually had two pictures of the ring…’ she began explaining.

‘In his burner phone. He had a burner phone for work. He said it was our burner phone like as a family and I needed it for something and I wanted to take a picture of something so I took the picture and went to the gallery to get that picture and there was three: The picture I took and two of my ring. Yeah, he’ll never cheat on me successfully,’ Gabourey joked.

Ryan said to the actress, ‘Let’s talk about the wedding, are you planning a…’

Candid: Gabourey sat down with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and revealed the news as she explained how much she hates weddings

Candid: Gabourey sat down with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and revealed the news as she explained how much she hates weddings

Story time: The interview kicked off with Kelly bringing up the fact she did 'something amazing during the pandemic and got engaged'

Story time: The interview kicked off with Kelly bringing up the fact she did ‘something amazing during the pandemic and got engaged’

Gabourey sighed and said: ‘So, the thing about weddings is I don’t like them… here’s an example of how much I don’t like weddings: I’m actually married.’

‘We got married over a year ago,’ to the shock of Kelly and Ryan.

The camera panned to Brandon in the audience as he held up his hand to show his wedding band. 

Gabourey confused Kelly and Ryan when she mistakenly said ‘We’ve been married since 2001… 2002?’ she said turning to ask Brandon.

Ryan added he didn’t know what to believe as Kelly asked if it was breaking news.

‘Yeah, we got married at the kitchen table, it was just us…’ she said, before Ryan interjected for clarification on the year.

Announcement: 'We got married over a year ago,' to the shock of Kelly and Ryan

Announcement: ‘We got married over a year ago,’ to the shock of Kelly and Ryan

‘Wait, you’re confused. You’ve been married since 2002?’ he asked her.

‘No, 2001…’ Gabourey said before Kelly clarified that she meant ‘2021’ as Ryan looked confused.

‘We got engaged in 2020, we got married in 2021, like four months later,’ she added.

‘Wedding have panicked me up until this point, even more so now,’ Ryan joked.

‘I really don’t like weddings,’ Gabourey said.

‘We’ve been married over a year,’ the star added with a laugh.

Surprise: Gabourey sighed and said: 'So, the thing about weddings is I don't like them... here's an example of how much I don't like weddings: I'm actually married'

Surprise: Gabourey sighed and said: ‘So, the thing about weddings is I don’t like them… here’s an example of how much I don’t like weddings: I’m actually married’

Oops: Gabourey confused Kelly and Ryan when she mistakenly said 'We've been married since 2001... 2002?' she said turning to ask Brandon

Oops: Gabourey confused Kelly and Ryan when she mistakenly said ‘We’ve been married since 2001… 2002?’ she said turning to ask Brandon

Ryan asked her why she doesn’t like weddings, to which she said: ‘I don’t like weddings, like one I’m… we’ll have a wedding… I’ve not like weddings since before there was a partner involved. It’s too much… too many things… like my mother in law… shout out to Sherry… she’s going to want a wedding.’

‘And I don’t like them because my mom was a wedding singer growing up. I’ve been at a lot of weddings uninvited and just like been the weird kid eating cake at a stranger’s wedding. And now I don’t like them,’ the actress said.

Soon after, Brandon took to his Instagram to share photos from their wedding day.

‘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!’ Brandon wrote on his Instagram page. 

Mr. and Mrs.: Soon after, Brandon took to his Instagram to share photos from their wedding day

Mr. and Mrs.: Soon after, Brandon took to his Instagram to share photos from their wedding day

So cute: '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!' Brandon wrote on his Instagram page

So cute: ‘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!’ Brandon wrote on his Instagram page

‘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,’ he said.

‘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.’ 

Gabourey also shared the same wedding snap later in the day, along with two others. One featured the couple in colorful face masks as they posed together while enjoying a ‘romantic sunset dinner’, while another saw their kitty checking out the floral wedding arrangement.

‘These are our official wedding 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,’ she wrote in the caption. 

Masked up: Gabourey also shared the same wedding snap, along with another photo of the couple in colorful face masks as they posed together while enjoying a 'romantic sunset dinner'

Masked up: Gabourey also shared the same wedding snap, along with another photo of the couple in colorful face masks as they posed together while enjoying a ‘romantic sunset dinner’

Details: Brandon also shared flowers and cupcakes from their wedding day

Details: Brandon also shared flowers and cupcakes from their wedding day

Curious kitty: In another photo their kitty was seen checking out the floral wedding arrangement

Curious kitty: In another photo their kitty was seen checking out the floral wedding arrangement 

The lovebirds got engaged in November 2020, with the star sharing a snap from the big day one month later in honor of Brandon’s birthday.

Brandon posed with ‘Will you marry me’ balloons completely naked on a bed covered in roses.

The pair have been together since May 2019, when Brandon shared a snap of the duo together while in LA, calling her his ‘queen.’

In May, Gabourey covered Brides magazine, and posed for a number of snaps with Brandon.

She also revealed that their will have a wedding, hinting at spring 2023: ‘It cannot be a traditional wedding. Really, it can’t be. I don’t want anything done the traditional way. I’m super against tradition. I definitely don’t need a white dress.’

So cute: The lovebirds got engaged in November 2020, with the star sharing a snap from the big day one month later in honor of Brandon's birthday

So cute: The lovebirds got engaged in November 2020, with the star sharing a snap from the big day one month later in honor of Brandon’s birthday

Racy: Brandon posed with 'Will you marry me' balloons completely naked on a bed covered in roses

Racy: Brandon posed with ‘Will you marry me’ balloons completely naked on a bed covered in roses

Happiness: The pair have been together since May 2019, when Brandon shared a snap of the duo together while in LA, calling her his 'queen'

Happiness: The pair have been together since May 2019, when Brandon shared a snap of the duo together while in LA, calling her his ‘queen’

Lovebirds: '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'

 Lovebirds: ‘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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