9 Celebrities Who Upstaged The Bride As A Bridesmaid

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*tries and fails to not get jealous*

Jennifer Lopez is about to walk down the aisle for the fourth time after she announced her engagement to baseball star Alex Rodriguez this week.

While we were all excited to see her ring (reportedly worth $1.8 million), and we are looking forward to seeing her wedding dress, the real question on everyone’s mind is who her bridesmaids will be.

One person who has put their hand up for the role is Ellen DeGeneres, who commented on J-Lo’s instagram post, “Yes. I’ll be your Maid of Honor”.

Imagine the dancing, the bachelorette party and the speech!

Of course Ellen wouldn’t be the first A-list to step into the role, so we’ve made a list of our favourite celebrity bridesmaids.


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Rihanna shared this photo to Instagram in 2015, celebrating her best friend Jennifer Rosales’ Hawaiian wedding which took place on 4/20. In 2018 when she took on the role again for another friend, a Twitter video showed Rihanna ducking when the bouquet was tossed into the crowd.

Taylor Swift

In 2017 Taylor Swift became a bridesmaid for her childhood best friend Abigail Anderson, who inspired and was mentioned in one of Taylor’s early songs Fifteen. She also took on the role a year earlier for another childhood friend Brit Maack, among 12 other bridesmaids. At both weddings Taylor made a speech, with Abigail’s making headlines for being particularly raunchy


Beyoncé was a bridesmaid at the weddings of her sister Solange, her former Destiny’s Child co-member Kelly Rowland, and her mother Tina. The latter took place on a yacht with an all-white theme.

Selena Gomez

In February this year Selena Gomez was a bridesmaid for her friend Courtney Barry’s wedding, which Niall Horan attended as well. She also took on the role in 2011 at the wedding of Wizards of Waverly Place costume designer Shannon Larossi, and brought then-boyfriend Justin Bieber along to the celebration.

Lady Gaga

While she was still engaged to Taylor Kinney, Lady Gaga was a bridesmaid to her high school friend’s wedding in 2015. She dressed relatively low-key for a girl who once wore meat on the red carpet.

Britney Spears

In 2011, Britney walked down the aisle as a bridesmaid for her assistant Brett Miller’s wedding in Miami. In 2016 she announced on Instagram that she was a bridesmaid for another friend’s wedding in Vegas, the same place were Britney’s 55 hour marriage was officiated in 2004.

Hailey Bieber

Before she got married to Justin Bieber, Hailey was the maid of honour for her sister Alaia Baldwin’s wedding in 2017. Ironically, she shared a photo with her father on her instagram story saying “Dad said me next….. NOT”. Well…

Demi Lovato

While taking a break from the spotlight to work on her recovery and sobriety, Demi Lovato was a bridesmaid for her friend and former babysitter earlier this year.

The Kardashian-Jenners

The Kardashian-Jenner sisters have worn bridesmaid dresses for both Khloe Kardashian’s 2009 wedding, and Kim Kardashian’s two weddings. Which sister will be next?

Written By Lachlan Guertin

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