Sunday, 22 August 2010

True Blood equals true romance as bisexual Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer secretly tie the knot

By Kelly Hartog

Golden couple: Anna and Stephen attend HBO's Golden Globe Party, while on screen Sookie and Bill have issues to sort out

The on screen romance between True Blood characters Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton hasn't exactly been on the firmest of grounds, but in real life Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer secretly married last night on the beach in Malibu.

Paquin, 28, and Moyer, 40, exchanged vows under a tent across the road from the beach, and many of the guests in attendance brought presents wrapped in purple boxes with purple bows reports Us Weekly.

Among the guests at the intimate celebration were the couple's True Blood co-star Carrie Preston and her husband Michael Emerson of Lost, and Elijah Wood.

Marriage in Malibu: Following the beach wedding of True Blood Stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, guests attended a reception at a private residence across the road from the nuptials last night

Paquin wore a a Marilyn Monroe-esque white halterneck three-quarter length gown and black platform court shoes, with her blonde hair pulled back in a simple bun.
Moyer wore a simple black suit, white shirt and a black tie.

Following the ceremony, the wedding party moved across the street to a private residence for the reception, where Moyer stripped off and jumped into the ocean to celebrate.

Watery bliss: Following the ceremony, Stephen stripped down to a pair of blue swimming shorts and jumped in the ocean, (front row second from right). Anna (top left) stayed on dry land

In true Hollywood style, Paquin and Moyer fell in love on the set of their HBO hit vampire show, with their first kiss actually occurring on screen.

The couple began dating a few months after the show's debut in 2008, but they kept their relationship under wraps until February 2009.

At the time Moyer said that decision was intentional. 'It was very important to me that the cast and crew we were working with didn't feel it was fickle....We didn't want to take anything away from the show.'

The couple announced their engagement in August 2009, with Moyer proposing on a beach in Hawaii. He chose Hawaii because 'There was a song in the first season, "White Sandy Beach in Hawaii," which was kind of funny and ironic,' Moyer told Access Hollywood last year.

[It] all started out as a joke and then we decided to go to Hawaii with my kids.' Moyer has two children, Billy, 10, and Lilac, 8, from two previous relationships.

Speaking of his feelings for Paquin, Moyer said in the July issue of Playboy, 'With Anna it's just about pure trust, on camera and off. I have never trusted anybody like I trust Anna.'

Nothing to hide: Anna and Stephen stripped down for Rolling Stone magazine along with co-star Alexander Skarsgard

Clearly, trust is important between the two as Paquin recently announced that she is bisexual, something Moyer said he was 'proud' of her for revealing.

Both Paquin and Moyer recently appeared naked and covered in blood on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine with co-star Alexander Skarsgard.

Born in Canada, Paquin was raised in New Zealand and first made her mark in Hollywood in 1994 when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at 11 for her role as Holly Hunter's daughter in The Piano.

British born Moyer began his career in the theatre, working with The Royal Shakespeare Company. He divides his time between London and the home he shares with Paquin in Venice Beach in Los Angeles.


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