Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett marries Jaymes Vaughan in 'dream wedding'

The pair celebrated their love in front friends, family and loved ones, capturing the memory with beautiful photography shared to Instagram.

Jonathan Bennett (right) and husband Jaymes Vaughan (left) moments after their wedding ceremony
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Jonathan Bennett, best known as the male lead in Mean Girls, married his long-term partner in a beautiful beachside ceremony at the Union Riviera Maya Hotel in Mexico. He got engaged to his now-husband, TV host Jaymes Vaughan, in 2020 during a beautiful proposal captured on Instagram in which Bennett admits he “ugly cried”.

The pair tied the knot in what Bennett described as a “dream” wedding, before a crowd of loved ones who all wore white as a tribute to his late mother.


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“We highly recommend standing next to the person you love and declaring that love loudly and boldly, in front of your chosen family and as unapologeticly emotional as you want,” Bennett wrote on Instagram. “Because it is the biggest honor and most magical moment you will ever have.”

“It was honestly a dream wedding!” Bennett told People Magazine. “We kept having to stop and remind ourselves that we weren’t on a movie set, but this was actually our real life. If you had told me this was one of my Hallmark movie sets, I would have believed it. It was that perfect.”

“I got to marry my best friend!” said Vaughan, who popped the question by writing and recording a love song for the pair, as they never found a song that felt like “theirs”.


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“I knew we’d be emotional but I don’t think either of us realised just how overwhelming that moment would be until we were in it. Seeing him crying only made me cry harder, and then our guests cry harder, and then we’d all start laughing, and then all back into crying.”

The happy couple have been together for over five years and their picture-perfect wedding was officiated by YouTuber Bryan Tyler Cohen, who is among Bennett’s closest friends.


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“When you’re part of the LGBTQ+ fam, not everything in the wedding space is for you yet,” said Vaughan. “The whole purpose of our wedding is to come together and join the two of us together, join our families together and start a new family.”

“And all that, as we were going through this process, we realized that our wedding is also more than just about us,” added Bennett. “It’s about the entire community.”


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Watch the moment Jonathan Bennett said yes to now-husband Jaymes Vaughan here.

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