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5 Seconds of Summer’s Michael Clifford secretly married Crystal Leigh a year ago: ‘Couldn’t wait any longer!’


Congratulations to Michael Clifford and Crystal Leigh on their one year anniversary of marriage! (Picture: @michaelclifford/@crystalleigh)

Michael Clifford has revealed he has secretly been a married man for a year after he and Crystal Leigh tied the knot in a special ceremony at the start of 2021. 

The 5 Seconds of Summer star, 26, got engaged to former talent manager Crystal, 32, in 2019 with the plan to marry on January 11, 2021, to mark the fifth anniversary of when they met. 

The pair had been planning to get married in Bali but were forced to postpone their main wedding ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, but still wanted to mark the occasion in their own special way. 

Michael and Crystal instead held a ‘secret save the date gathering’ with only their wedding party at their new home, where they signed the legal documents meaning they were married. 

Revealing the happy news on Instagram a year after saying ‘I do’, Michael wrote: ‘couldn’t wait any longer to make her Mrs Clifford.’

Crystal also joked on her story: ‘My small town Georgia mom is going to freak out about this.’

The couple managed to keep it a secret for a whole year (Picture: michaelclifford/ Instagram)

She later added: ‘I’ve been sitting here for almost three hours trying to figure out what to post. I’m so overwhelmed with all of the love coming our way and keep getting so emotional!!

‘Moments like this fill my heart with so much joy and I want to share everything and nothing at the same time!

‘I promise I’ll stop freaking out soon but for now I just want to say thank you for all the love. I have no idea how we kept this secret for an entire year!’

Among the guests at the couple’s secret wedding were Michael’s 5SOS bandmates Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin and Calum Hood, with the band this year celebrating their 10th anniversary. 

The couple’s ceremony was officiated by Brian Dales, lead vocalist of The Summer Set and a close friend of the couple, who also wrote an original song for them. 

Michael and Crystal have been together for six years (Picture: Instagram)

While they are officially married already, Michael and Crystal are planning to have a main ceremony in future where they will recite their vows in front of more friends and family. 

Crystal told People: ‘I really wanted to save all of the traditional special wedding moments for our actual ceremony so I’m able to enjoy them with my mom.

‘We’re actually both only children, so we want to make sure all of our parents get to experience every aspect of our wedding since they only get to do it once! No pressure.’

The couple added: ‘We were most excited to be near our friends all together for the first time in a while due to Covid.

‘To be officially married, even in secret, was so special for us too — officially Mr. and Mrs.’

Michael and Crystal are also looking to have their real honeymoon after their official wedding as the couple celebrated at home with construction workers working on their new home which only gave them ‘about a day of silence’.





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