According to a report from Us Magazine, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton secretly tied the knot this past weekend. The couple is now husband and wife. Reportedly, the couple got legally married on the 5th of October, on Sunday.
The 37-year-old actress took to her social media on the 7th of October, Monday, via Instagram, to thank all of her friends and fans who supported her during the ceremony, especially those who were present for the event.
Burton stated on the ‘Gram that she and Jeff wanted to “put it out there” that they got married, and have lived as husband and wife already for approximately ten years. The star claimed she and her man had built a farm, a family, and found a community in which they thrive.
Back in 2009, the One Tree Hill star as well as the Walking Dead actor, 53, were introduced by Morgan’s Supernatural co-star, Jense Ackles, who also married the friend of Burton and ex-castmate, Dannell Harris.
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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. We’ve lived as husband and wife for a decade. We’ve built a family, and a farm and found our community. 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. 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. 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
Currently, Morgan and Burton share a nine-year-old son named Gus, as well as a 19-year-old daughter named George. Burton also took to her Instagram to officially change her last name to Morgan. As it was noted by Burton above, she and Morgan have stuck together through thick and thin, including the Burton/Affleck sexual misconduct dilemma in 2017.
Previously, just a few hours after Ben Affleck condemned the behavior of the producer/mogul, Harvey Weinstein, for the years of sexual misconduct allegations against him, Hilarie Burton came out with her own story of sexual misconduct, except about Ben, specifically.
Burton claimed Ben groped her when she was a host of MTV’s TRL program back in the early 2000s. Social media users began coming out of the woodwork to both support and condemn Hilarie, with one person stating that Mr. Affleck should’ve just “kept quiet” about the allegations.
The then-35-year-old actress responded to one fan who said everyone had forgotten about it with the statement, “I didn’t forget.” Another person wrote back that they were sad to hear that Ben had done such a thing to her. Burton stated, “seriously, thank you for that, I was a kid.”