E! News can confirm that Morning Joe‘s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are officially married!
According to Vanity Fair, the television anchors tied the knot at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday with the nation’s founding documents, including the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, right at their side. Scarborough and Brzezinski became the first couple to ever get married at the Archives. The ceremony was officiated by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Despite appearing on millions of television screens around the country every morning, the co-hosts kept their ceremony very private and intimate. There were five guests in attendance, plus both of their children. Scarborough has four kids, Brezezinski two. They kept it that way on purpose, too.
“We wanted it to be really small and simple and not what you expected from Mika and Joe,” she told Vanity Fair. “Everything we do is exposed, and everything felt exposed every step of the way, so we want this to be private until it’s over.”
Vanity Fair explained that there weren’t even formal invitations for the wedding. The identity of Scarborough and Brezezinski were kept under wraps for vendors, as was the location of the dinner after the ceremony.
The reception dinner was a tad larger than the group of people at the wedding. Guests dined on caesar salad, acorn squash soup, roast chicken, gnocci and more. Their indulgent wedding cake was a 20-layer crepe cake.
The Morning Joe co-hosts got engaged in March 2017 when Scarborough popped the question while the two of them vacationed in the south of France for Brezezinski’s 50th birthday.
Brezezinski described the proposal to Vanity Fair at the time. “When I saw him on one knee, I started laughing nervously, almost hysterically,” she explained. “And then he asked, and I said, ‘Absolutely.'”
It’s time to raise a
glass cup of Joe to them.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!