Gellar, Prinze Wed!

Buffy stakes herself a groom, marrying Prinze in Mexican ceremony, reps confirm

By A.C. Beck Sep 03, 2002 6:15 PMTags
Buffy has staked a groom.

Vampire slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar married Scooby pal Freddie Prinze Jr. Sunday in Mexico, publicists for the couple confirmed Tuesday.

For those who must know such things, the bride wore Vera Wang; the groom, a custom-made linen suit. The guest list consisted of friends and family. (Sorry, no bloodsuckers allowed--although an agent or two might have slipped past security.)

Officially, this is the first wedding for both Gellar, 25, and Prinze, 26.

But, according to E! Online gossip columnist Ted Casablanca, this could be the second time around for the twosome. Casablanca reported the two tied the knot back in June in one of Las Vegas' insta-wedding houses, the Little White Wedding Chapel. ("It was a midday ceremony," the officiant said at the time, "but I have to respect their privacy. I can't give out all the details.") Even the pair's frequent costar, Matthew Lillard, referred to the couple as "newlyweds" while doing press for Scooby-Doo.

However, Gellar and Prinze never confirmed those nuptials and their rep denied the two had sealed the deal--at least until today.

Gellar, linked previously to Crossing Jordan's Jerry O'Connell, announced her engagement to Prinze, son of late Chico & the Man comic Freddie Prinze Sr., in April 2001.

The two first costarred together in the 1997 teen scream flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer. They hooked up on screen again this summer as Mystery Machine mates in Scooby-Doo.

Gellar, the Emmy-winning ex-soap star, is heading into her seventh season as the titular vamp fighter in UPN's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Prinze's next project--aside from learning how to be a hubby, natch--is providing vocals for the animated Cinderella flick Happily N'Ever After. His leading lady? Ms. Gellar, of course.