Surprise! Jeffrey Dean Morgan And Hilarie Burton Just Got Married

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Who Is Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Wife? New Details On Hilarie Burton And Their Surprise Wedding
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A long time Hollywood couple has gotten married. Hilarie Burton wed her partner of 10 years, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, over the weekend in private ceremony attended by many of their friends, family and co-stars. 

The couple has been together for so long that many people thought they were married well before this week. But IMDB notes that Burton said in a 2015 interview that they had never officially married and planned to do so when they could both get enough time off work. Apparently, they were able to find a free weekend because they both announced their marriage on Instagram and they couldn't be happier about it.

Who is Jeffrey Dean Morgan's wife? Read on for all the news. 

1. A decade together

Morgan and Burton have been a couple since 2009, US Weekly reports. They have two kids together. Their son Gus is 9, and their daughter George is 19 months. This is the second marriage for both. Burton, 37, was previously married to Ian Prange from 2004 to 2009. Morgan, 53, was married to Anya Longwell from 1992 to 2003.

2. Who is Hilarie Burton?

Many people remember Burton from her role as Peyton on One Tree Hill but she has had an extensive career both before and after that series, according to IMDB. She grew up in Virginia but moved to New York to go to college for acting. While she as there, she won a guest spot on the red carpet for MTV and that landed her a full-time job as a VJ. That led to a guest role on Dawson's Creek and roles in films like The Secret Life of Bees before she ended up at One Tree Hill. Since that series ended she has appeared on Grey's Anatomy, White Collar, and Castle. She has a film called A Christmas Wish in post-production right now.

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3. Who is Jeffrey Dean Morgan?

Morgan's IMDB page shows that he has been acting since the early 1990s, doing shows like The Burning Zone, ER, The Practice and JAG. The Seattle native really broke out when he got a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy, playing the love interest for Katherine Heigl's character Izzy. He has also been a regular on The Good Wife and Supernatural but his most famous role to date is as Negan on The Walking Dead

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4. Instagram officially married

Burton shared the happy news on Instagram over the weekend. She posted a photo of herself in her wedding dress, hugging her new husband as they smile at one another, and wrote a long, joyful missive about the special day. “This past weekend was the best of my entire life. There are dozens of thank yous I need to make. So bear with me over the next week as I gush over the amazing group of people who gave us this beautiful moment. But before we do any of that, Jeff and I just want to put it out there that WE GOT MARRIED! For real."

Burton announced their wedding on social media.

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5. Wait, weren't they married already?

Many fans thought the couple had tied the knot ages ago but the truth was, they had never made it official. Burton talked about that on Instagram and told fans that they never bothered to correct news reports that said they were legally wed already. "We’ve lived as husband and wife for a decade. We’ve built a family, and a farm and found our community," she wrote. "For years, publications have reported that we got married in 2014 or 2015 and that I’ve been married and divorced before. All untrue. But WE knew our truth. So it felt silly to try and correct anything."

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6. A long love story goes on

Burton closes her post out with words about how she and her new hubby have been living their love all along, even if they didn't have a wedding until now. "Here’s the God’s honest fact: From the moment I met @jeffreydeanmorgan, he was my husband. Rather than make vows right out of the gate, we lived them. For over ten years. The good times and the bad," she said. "Standing up there with our children at our sides — celebrating all that has been — was bliss. I love you Jeffrey. I love our intimate group of friends and family who joined us. I love the various circles of loved ones who have supported us over the years. It was private and magical and everything I dreamed. So yeah. I’m Mrs. Morgan. 10.5.19"

7. The best day of our lives

Morgan also took to social media to talk about how happy he was after the wedding. In a black and white photo of the whole family looking delighted, he talked about how perfect the day had been for him. "It was an intimate ceremony… performed by @jensenackles and @bigbaldhead with our kids at our sides… and the party of the century afterwards…” Morgan wrote. “Thank you to all our friends and family. It was, without a doubt… the best day of our lives. Ever ever. Just never knew that it could be so damn perfect. It was. And more.”

Morgan posted several photos of the happy occasion.

Congratulations to the happy couple. 

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.