Milo Ventimiglia Makes Rare Comment About Married Life With Jarah Mariano

Milo Ventimiglia, who tied the knot with Jarah Mariano last year, reflected on life as a newlywed and revealed the sweet connection he and the model share.

By Corinne Heller Jan 26, 2024 7:56 PMTags
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Gilmore Girls' Jess is happy to have found his Mrs. Mariano.

Several months after it was confirmed that Milo Ventimiglia had tied the knot with model Jarah Mariano, he gave a glimpse into life as a newlywed.

"I got married," Milo said on the Jan. 25 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. "Very happy. Wonderful woman."

But while the 46-year-old, has kept the his relationship out of the spotlight, he revealed a sweet connection he and the 39-year-old have—and not just her last name.

"She's from Hawaii but had grown up not too far from me in Orange County," the Land of Bad star told host Jimmy Kimmel, "and we lived in the same neighborhood."

Another coincidence the couple share? Jarah's last name is the same as his Gilmore Girls character.

"Jess Mariano," Milo said. "I think once people started to know her name in connection to my name and my name in connection to her name, then I'm like, 'Oh, that's right, that used to be my name.'"

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The actor first sparked romance rumors with Jarah in 2022, with his rep confirming to People in October that the duo were married.

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But when Jimmy revealed how devastated some fans were about him being officially off the market, sharing Milo reactions on social media, the Heroes alum had a positive take.

In fact, in response to a post on X, formerly Twitter, that read, "Just found out that milo ventimiglia is married :( what's the point anymore??" Milo offered, "The point is there's a lot of life and there's a lot of Milo Ventimiglias out there."

The reaction prompted the talk show host to reflect on his own 2013 nuptials with Molly McNearney, noting, "When I got married, not one of these. Literally not one, and I looked for them, believe me."

Firmly setting the record straight on that point, Milo swiftly responded, "I might have been the only one."

Milo isn't the only celeb to ring in 2024 a newlywed. Take look at all the other stars to tie the knot in 2023:

Nadia Ferreira & Marc Anthony

On Jan. 28, musician Marc Anthony wed Nadia Ferreira in a star-studded wedding ceremony at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Hola! reported. 

Abigail Breslin & Ira Kunyansky

The longtime couple kicked off the New Year with a romantic ceremony. "01.28.23," Abigail Breslin wrote on Instagram Jan. 30 of her union to Ira Kunyansky, "married my bestest friend." 


Clare Crawley & Ryan Dawkins

Less than four months after getting engaged to Ryan DawkinsThe Bachelorette alum Clare Crawley confirmed she got married in a Feb. 2 post.

Mama June Shannon & Justin Stroud

Reality TV star Mama June Shannon rang in 2023 with a bang, as she married Justin Stroud for a second time in February. They had previously tied the knot at a Georgia courthouse in March 2022. 

Elliot Grainge & Sofia Richie

Model Sofia Richie said au revoir to single life when she wed music executive Elliot Grainge in a trés chic wedding on the grounds of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the South of France April 22. On hand for the lavish affair: her dad Lionel Richie, sister Nicole Richie and three Chanel gowns.

Lukas Gage & Chris Appleton

Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton and The White Lotus' Lukas Gage confirmed that they tied the knot in Las Vegas in an April 26 Instagram, with Kim Kardashian as their officiant. Sadly, they announced they were cutting ties in November. 

Simone Biles & Jonathan Owens

Just weeks after getting married in a Texas courthouse ceremony in April, Olympian Simone Biles wed Jonathan Owens in front of friends and family in Cabo San Lucas on May 6. 

Justin Long & Kate Bosworth

Why, yes, he is just that into her. Justin Long confirmed on the May 9 episode of his podcast Life is Short that he and Kate Bosworth had made their union official. "I was there while I was like really falling in love with my now-wife," he told guest Kyra Sedgwick, reflecting on filming Barbarian in Bulgaria. Despite generally not being comfortable with set visits, he continued, "I loved having her there and we just had the most magical time."

Chrishell Stause & G-Flip

Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause revealed she married musician G-Flip on May 10, sharing an Instagram video featuring a video collage of them exchanging vows in Las Vegas.

Colton Underwood & Jordan C. Brown

The Bachelor alum Colton Underwood married Jordan C. Brown, in a rustic, outdoor Napa Valley, Calif. ceremony. The couple announced the news in a joint Instagram post, writing, "The Brown-Underwoods...May 13th 2023."

Beanie Feldstein & Bonnie Chance Roberts

Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein tied the knot with producer Bonnie-Chance Roberts in an outdoor ceremony in upstate New York on May 20.

Andi Dorfman & Blaine Hart

Bachelorette alum Andi Dorfman married Blaine Hart in a romantic Italian ceremony May 31 near where they reconnected in 2021 after first meeting at a college party 15 years prior.

Naomi Watts & Billy Crudup

King Kong actress Naomi Watts announced she got "hitched" to Morning Show actor Billy Crudup in a June 10 Instagram post.

Jon Hamm & Anna Osceola

We're simply Mad about his little detail from Jon Hamm's June 25 wedding to actress Anna Oscelo: The two married in the same Big Sur, Calif. spot where they met filming the 2015 Mad Men finale.

Mikayla Nogueira & Cody Hawken

Beauty Tiktoker Mikayla Nogueira married her partner Cody Hawken in Newport, R.I. July 1. 

Barbara Palvin & Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse's life got just a bit sweeter when he wed model Barbara Palvin in her native Hungary this past July. "I'm excited to show that side of me and introduce my culture, the places I grew up, and the places I went to," she explained to V Magazine of settling on a location. "I feel like a lot of people will learn even more about me this way. I know there was no way we would have not had a wedding in Hungary because my parents would have killed me."

Michelle Yeoh & Jean Todt

Six months after her Oscar win, Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh tied the knot with longtime love Jean Todt—who she was engaged to for 19 years—in July.


Margaret Qualley & Jack Antonoff

Maid actress Margaret Qualley married music producer Jack Antonoff in a star-studded ceremony (hi, Taylor Swift!) in New Jersey Aug. 19.

Hannah Godwin & Dylan Barbour

After saying "si!" to tech entrepreneur Dylan Barbour's 2019 proposal on the beaches of Mexico, Bachelor in Paradise alum Hannah Godwin took her time deciding on a venue, the pair ultimately agreeing that, oui, France's Château de Villette would be a delight. 

The result—complete with a welcome party in Paris and a firework sendoff—was every bit as amazing as the San Diego-based pair's journey. "The wedding was absolutely magical," Setty app founder Godwin told E! of their Aug. 24 vows. "I married my best friend surrounded by our closest family and friends and it meant everything to us. It was a dream come true." 

Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert

Dancing With the Stars pro-turned-judge Derek Hough married longtime girlfriend Hayley Erbert, a member of the show's dance troupe, Aug. 26 in a Northern California forest wedding Aug. 26.

Joey King & Steven Piet

Kissing Booth star Joey King sealed the deal with Steven Piet, who directed her in The Act, on Sept. 2 in Mallorca, Spain.

Kristin Chenoweth & Josh Bryant

Tony-winning Wicked actress Kristin Chenoweth married fellow musician Josh Bryant at a private residence in Dallas Sept. 2.

Robin Roberts & Amber Laign

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts married partner Amber Laign Sept. 8.

Chris Evans & Alba Baptista

Captain America star Chris Evans and Warrior Nun actress Alba Baptista married in an intimate ceremony in Massachusetts on Sept. 9. "We kind of had two ceremonies," he later revealed at New York Comic Con. We had one on the East Coast, we did one in Portugal—my wife's Portuguese."

Jack Osbourne & Aree Gearhart 

Jack Osbourne and Aree Gearhart announced they had "snuck away" and tied the knot on Sept. 21, with The Osbournes alum sharing on Instagram, "I married the most amazing women I've ever met. All in."

Hulk Hogan & Sky Daily

Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan exchanged vows with yoga instructor Sky Daily on Sept. 22, two months after getting engaged.

Dean Unglert & Caelynn Miller-Keyes

More than four years after they formed a connection on the sixth season of Bachelor in Paradise, Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes tied the knot Sept. 23

Dane Cook & Kelsi Taylor

The couple got hitched on Sept. 23 at a private estate in O'ahu, Hawaii. "Last night I married the girl of my dreams here in Hawaii," Dane Cook shared the day after his wedding to Kelsi Taylor. "The greatest feeling in the world is knowing you've got the strongest person you could ever imagine by your side and giving them all of your love in return."

Billy Ray Cyrus & Firerose

Nearly one year after confirming their engagement, Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose tied the knot in October.

Becca Kufrin & Thomas Jacobs

Yep, they did the damn thing. Mere weeks after welcoming son Benson in September, Paradise pair Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs headed to the courthouse of love Oct. 13. The low-key affair (complete with their waiter stepping in as witness) checked off every box they had for their dream nuptials.

"We're hoping October," the former Bachelorette told E! News last December of marrying in the same month as her late father's birthday, "but we want to keep it very small, very intimate so it would just be immediate family. We might elope."

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