I don’t usually care for stuff that makes the gossip headlines, but I do enjoy reading about celebrity hook ups — but not enough to write about it here. But this latest celebrity wedding had me giggling so much, I just had to share the news.
You guys know the ShowTime series Dexter, right? Yeah, sure you do, it’s awesome. Well, the actor who plays the title role, Michael C. Hall , secretly eloped in California on New Year’s Eve with his co-star Jennifer Carpenter — who plays his sister, Debra, on the show.
What makes this news even cooler is that the couple was able to keep their year and a half long relationship under wraps while portraying the Morgan siblings on the SHO series for three seasons. Ok, maybe not totally under wraps, as the tabloids did try to out them back in September, saying that they’d moved in together and that their TV bosses were pissed. But the news really didn’t spread or even make a splash, so you gotta admit, for a Hollywood couple on a hit show, pulling off this relationship AND a secret wedding — that’s pretty crafty.
Look out for the newlyweds this Sunday when they walk the red carpet together at the Golden Globe Awards, which will be their first public outing as a couple.
Honestly — and I swear, I’m not just saying this after the fact — I always thought there was sexual tension between Dexter and Debra. Sometimes when actors have to behave like siblings, that platonic love we’re supposed to be seeing comes across instead as flirtation and the like (I see this a lot on soap operas). This usually changes after the actors have been playing brother and sister for a while. In the case of the Dexter stars, I thought this could be true, but perhaps the sexual tension was on purpose because of Dexter and Debra’s dysfunctional upbringing and the fact that they’re not blood-related (Dexter was adopted by Debra’s parents). I think we can safely say now that it was because Hall, 37, and Carpenter, 29, were an item off screen.
A big congrats to the happy couple — let’s hope the excitement lasts now that the whole world knows about it and that Hollywood doesn’t destroy their happiness like it does with everyone else. I think Season 4 of Dexter is gonna be much more interesting now.