-- intro: It's always surprising when a star can pull off a private wedding far from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.
Jeremy Renner appears to be the latest.
His rep confirmed today that the "Avengers" star is a married man after he first told Capitol File magazine that he wed the mother of his child Sonni Pacheco.
Renner told the magazine it wasn't big news because he wants to protect his privacy.
"I have tried to protect my family's privacy, my wife's privacy," he said. "I don't need her to get hammered with my life. Privacy issues are important because I want her to go about her day without being bothered."
Click through to read about other celebrities who tied the knot this year in secret.
quicklist:title: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolietext: After years of speculation about when or if they'll ever marry, Angelina Jolie, 39, and Brad Pitt, 50, tied the knot in secret last month at their Chateau Miraval in France. The wedding was small and attended only by family and friends. Pitt and Jolie's children -- Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 6, all took part in the wedding. media: 25731097
quicklist:title: Poppy Montgomery and Shawn Sanfordtext: "Unforgettable" star Poppy Montgomery managed to keep her marriage to Shawn Sanford, a Microsoft executive, a secret for a couple months. The couple, who welcomed their daughter, Violet, last April, said, "I do," on the Chinese New Year, Feb. 19, at Disneyland. Montgomery broke the news on "Live! with Kelly & Michael." "My mother was horrified. She was like, 'How do you turn Disneyland into Vegas? You don't run away to Disneyland and get married!'" Montgomery said. "Mickey and Minnie came dressed as a bride and a groom!"
Fortunately, the couple's children, including two from previous relationships, were impressed. "My children were so in awe of Mickey and Minnie that they didn't really pay any attention to the wedding," Montgomery said. "And then my stepdaughter said, 'Why is Minnie dressed better than you?' Because I wore jeans!"media: 25730603
quicklist:title: Lacey Chabert and Mystery Mantext: Soon after the New Year, “Party of Five’s” Lacey Chabert broke the news to her fans that she was secretly married. The “Mean Girls” star tweeted on January 3 that she “Just wanted to share some personal news with you guys… I’m starting off 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend & love of my life … we became husband & wife! #soblessed #love.” Chabert, 31, didn’t add many details or share the name of her husband.media: 25731039
quicklist:title: Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorseytext: "Glee" star Naya Rivera shocked her fans, when only three months after calling off her engagement to rapper Big Sean, she secretly married actor Ryan Dorsey in July. The nuptials took place in front of a small group of close family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, People magazine reported."We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife," the newly married couple told People. "Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for ... True love always prevails."media: 25730863
quicklist: title: Leighton Meester and Adam Brodytext: When reporters caught up with "The O.C." star Adam Brody in February in Los Angeles and asked if he in fact married his "Gossip Girl" love, Leighton Meester, he simply replied "Yeah" and said "Thank you" after people congratulated him. Reports surfaced the day before that the couple were married after Brody took a picture with a fan and flashed a gold band on his ring finger.media: 25730933
quicklist:title: Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtkatext: Neil Patrick Harris broke the news of his super-secret September nuptials in Italy to to fiance David Burtka via Twitter. "Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the 'n' and 'd' in 'husband'" Harris wrote.
"It was a very quiet, very private, very family affair ... I probably wasn’t even supposed to talk about it, no Neil said I could talk!" Kelly Ripa said on "Live with Kelly & Michael," adding that the wedding took place in a castle and Elton John performed.media: 25730653