Aubrey Plaza got married in lockdown after getting 'bored' one night

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The actress tied the know with director Jeff Baena earlier this year, sharing the news with her fans on Instagram in May when she casually called him "my darling husband". 

Aubrey has now revealed that she and Jeff - who have been together since 2011 - decided on the spur of the moment to tie the knot while sat in their home during lockdown and they found an officient online who came to their home within two hours to oversee their vows.

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The Parks and Recreation actress said in an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: "We got a little bored one night and we got married, and I'll tell you now. OneHourMarriage.com. That's real, look it up'." 

She went on to explain that a joke between her and her husband on their 10-year anniversary lead to them having a quickie quarantine wedding.

"I just said 'hey, it's our 10-year anniversary, we should just do something special,' and I joked about getting married and he's like, 'Well we probably couldn't get married that fast,' she added. 

Not long after, Aubrey found herself Googling how to get wed in a hurry and that's how she stumbled across the website. 

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"I can't remember a lot of it, it was fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure it's legal," she said. 

Describing the impromptu ceremony the actress revealed she created a "love altar" in her back garden and wore a rosemary wreath she got from a "witch" from across her street named Dandelion. 

The man from the website came to officiate the ceremony wearing a "Hawaiian shirt and had a briefcase". 

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