Just married! Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are officially husband and wife! The longtime couple tied the knot quietly on October 5, both stars revealed on Monday, sharing photos from their wedding day. While it’s unclear where exactly the nuptials took place, Hilarie, 37, described the ceremony as “private and magical” in her official announcement.
“This past weekend was the best of my entire life. There are dozens of thank yous I need to make. So bear with me over the next week as I gush over the amazing group of people who gave us this beautiful moment,” Hilarie wrote alongside a black and white photo of the newlyweds standing on a patio together, via Instagram. “But before we do any of that, Jeff and I just want to put it out there that WE GOT MARRIED! For real. We’ve lived as husband and wife for a decade. We’ve built a family, and a farm and found our community.”
The One Tree Hill actress went on to correct false reports about the couple’s relationship. “For years, publications have reported that we got married in 2014 or 2015 and that I’ve been married and divorced before. All untrue,” she wrote in reference to reports that claimed she was married to former One Tree Hill assistant director Ian Prange from 2004 to 2009.
“WE knew our truth. So it felt silly to try and correct anything. Here’s the God’s honest fact,” Hilarie continued in her wedding announcement before she penned a heartfelt message to her husband. “From the moment I met @jeffreydeanmorgan , he was my husband. Rather than make vows right out of the gate, we lived them. For over ten years. The good times and the bad. Standing up there with our children at our sides – celebrating all that has been – was bliss. I love you Jeffrey. I love our intimate group of friends and family who joined us. I love the various circles of loved ones who have supported us over the years.”
She concluded: “It was private and magical and everything I dreamed. So yeah. I’m Mrs. Morgan. 10.5.19.” After confirming they wed, Hilarie changed her Instagram bio to include her new last name.
Jeffrey, 53, also took to Instagram to confirm the wedding news on October 7. “I’d say words… but there aren’t any. Mrs Morgan…. I love you. Thank you for making me the luckiest man in the world. Xojd,” the actor captioned a closeup shot of him holding his bride from behind.
In another black and white photo, the newly married couple is pictured in a candid moment with their kids, son Gus, 9, and daughter George, 19 months, along with Hilarie’s One Tree Hill co-star, Sofia Bush.
“It was an intimate ceremony,” Jeffrey captioned the group photo, noting that his Supernatural costar Jensen Ackles and his The Walking Dead co-star Norman Reedus officiated the ceremony as Gus and George wereby their sides. “Thank you to all our friends and family. It was, without a doubt… the best day of our lives. Ever ever. Just never knew that it could be so damn perfect. It was. And more,” Jeffrey continued, adding that they had “the party of the century afterwards”.
Hilarie and Jeffrey, who tend to keep their relationship and family life private, were introduced in 2009 by Jensen, who is married to Hilarie’s friend and former castmate Danneel Harris. Congratulations to the newlyweds!