Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett married Jaymes Vaughan in a dream wedding

Jaymes Vaughan and Jonathan Bennett
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Actor Jonathan Bennett announced his marriage to Celebrity Page host Jaymes Vaughan on Instagram, sharing a picture of him and his husband in tuxes with the words, “Mr & Mr Bennett Vaughan.”

Bennett, perhaps best known for playing Aaron Samuels in the 2004 film Mean Girls, and Vaughan got engaged in November 2020 and married this past Saturday at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel in Mexico.

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“Happily ever after really does exist!” Vaughan tweeted on Monday. “All because I found you. And all because we are now and forever will be US.”

“When you’re part of the LGBTQ+ fam, not everything in the wedding space is for you yet,” Vaughan told People magazine. “The whole purpose of our wedding is to come together and join the two of us together, join our families together and start a new family.”

“And all that, as we were going through this process, we realized that our wedding is also more than just about us,” Bennett said. “It’s about the entire community.”

Bennett and Vaughan didn’t walk down the aisle, instead walking from the beach to a song that Vaughan wrote and meeting each other at the altar. They then recited the vows they each wrote.

“[It was a] new tradition we created,” Bennett said. “That’s what we’re all about.”

The couple posted some other pictures from their time on the beach on social media.


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“I got to marry my best friend! I knew we’d be emotional but I don’t think either of us realized just how overwhelming that moment would be until we were in it,” Vaughan said. “Seeing him crying only made me cry harder, and then our guests cry harder, and then we’d all start laughing, and then all back into crying.”

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