Surprise! Emily Ratajkowski Is Married! Who Is The Lucky Guy?
No one can pull off a surprise New York city hall wedding quite like model-actress Emily Ratajkowski.
Emily, 26, one of the world’s most followed models today, is officially off the market. She shocked the world with her posts on Instagram Stories, announcing that she got hitched with 36-year-old actor-producer Sebastian Bear-McClard on February 23 at a Manhattan court house. Sebastian is reportedly her boyfriend of just a few weeks.
In her series of IG Stories posts, she captioned two teaser photos with, "Sooo… I have a surprise." First, she was flanked by two friends, who served as witnesses to the wedding. Then in the next photo, she's cuddling her dog. And then on the third photo...
"I got married today," she captioned her selfie with her new husband kissing her on the cheek.
Emily also posted a photo of themselves rocking new wedding bands, with Sebastian donning two additional rings that said “Em” and “Rata” in honor of his new wife.
Emily's rep confirmed the news about the newlyweds’ city hall wedding ceremony.
According to E! News, the bride wore a $199 mustard-colored Zara jumpsuit paired with a chic black hat. Her wedding fashion choice was reportedly inspired by an outfit worn by actress and former model Angelica Houston when she dated actor Jack Nicholson.
Witnesses to their wedding include social media star and comedian “The Fat Jew," indie film director Josh Safdie, and four of Emily's closest girlfriends. The night before the two got hitched, the girls had a bachelorette party at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan. For the reception, the entire group had a get-together at Emilio Ballato, a famous Italian restaurant in Manhattan’s Soho.
It's unclear how long Emily and Sebastian have been officially dating, but reports surfaced in January that she was no longer living with her longtime boyfriend, music producer Jeff Magid. The Gone Girl actress started dating Jeff in 2014 and never released an official statement about her breakup with him.
Meanwhile, she was photographed with Sebastian last Valentine’s Day on a dinner out in Los Angeles. The newlyweds first sparked dating rumors when they went at a couple of basketball games together in December last year.
Born to American parents in London and was raised primarily in California, Emily rose to prominence in 2013 after appearing in the music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which became the number one song of the year in several countries. She also appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, cementing her reputation as this generation’s sex symbol. The model dabbled in acting, too, with her first leading role in a film being the drama We Are Your Friends in 2015, opposite Zac Efron.
Although the couple seems to have only started dating in December, according to reports, she has been hitting the heart button on Sebastian’s IG photos in as early as February last year, indicating that the two might have been already friends or perhaps in the getting-to-know-each-other stage around that time.
With this surprise wedding, of course, the Internet got so curious as to who made Emily say "I do" in a jiffy. Here's what we know so far about Sebastian Bear-McClard:
1. He is a producer. He founded Elara Pictures, an NYC-based indie movie studio with independent filmmakers and siblings Benny and Josh Safdie. They produced Jay-Z’s “Marcy Me” music video, as well as a bunch of films such as Good Time, Heaven Knows What, and Still Life. The prod house is currently working on their new film Uncut Gems, which stars famous comedian Jonah Hill. Variety, one of USA’s entertainment media authorities, named him one of the producers to watch in 2017.
2. He is an actor, too! He appeared in the short film Buffalo Wings as well as in movies The Minority and Force of Circumstance.
3. He is friends with Twilight star Robert Pattinson. They seem to be very close. Robert was his co-star in his self-produced film Good Time.
4. He is an artist. In 2008, an art show at 7Eleven Gallery in New York called "Paradise Lost," featured this 36-year-old's art installation titled "Watercolor." He collaborated with Gordon Stevenson and Robert S.L. Waltzer in creating the piece that “injected three colors of nontoxic dye into a natural waterfall and filmed the colored water as it fell and mixed in the pool at the bottom”.
Photos from @emrata