These 3 celeb couples are proof you don't need a long engagement to have a blissful marriage

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attend The Dean Collection x Swizz Beatz Present DELUXX FLUXX on June 20, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Johnny Nunez/ WireImage/ Getty Images
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attend The Dean Collection x Swizz Beatz Present DELUXX FLUXX on June 20, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Johnny Nunez/ WireImage/ Getty Images

Many people can’t wait to have kids and start a family, including some big-name stars and that, contrary to popular belief, can be the best way to start a joyous journey.

Here are three celebs who had short engagements and are still happily hitched:

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz - married 10 years 

Alicia and her hubby Swizz Beatz had been dating for a few years and seemed in no hurry to walk down the aisle. Then in May 2010, the two officially announced their engagement and got married just two months later. 

It's 10 years later and the two have a happy blended family despite a turbulent start when they initially established their family. 

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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren - married 12 years 

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren had no intentions of getting married and thought the whole thing was “an antiquated social construction.” 

However, according to Women's Health, one morning (19 May 2008), while Jessica was nine months pregnant with the couple’s first child, Honor, something switched. 

"She and Cash threw on some clothes, drove to the courthouse, and tied the knot." 

Later on Cash conceded it Instagram that it was all “laughably awkward", however things worked out well for them as it's now been 12 years of happily ever after and they now have three children together. 

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Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon - married 15 years 


Matt popped the question to Luciana in September 2005, but then they surprised everyone by tying the knot at New York City Hall in December. 

According to Goalcast, in 2013, they renewed their vows, proving their love is getting stronger with age. In 2019, Matt got all of his kids’ names tattooed on his arm next to his wife’s name. 


Sources: Women's Health, Goalcast

Video by TCA, Compiled by Ayanda Mgcina

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