In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBCs “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Morning Joe Co-Hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough Got Married. Guess Who Didnt Get to Perform the Ceremony.
NEW YORK — Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBCs "Morning Joe" are now co-hosts and spouses.
They walked past the five cameras set up to capture the ceremony, and up the four steps that brought them to their officiant, Representative Elijah Cummings, who has represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 1996. Cummings started a traditional ceremony, which he and Scarborough had written together. (Along with the music and the ceremony scripting, Scarborough had a hand in planning details for the day, though he explained that he was translating Brzezinski’s wishes. “I was really Mika’s wedding planner,” he joked. “I did what she told me to do.”) The congressman talked about knowing the groom from their time together in Congress, and the bride and her family over the years in Washington. There was a reading from the Old Testament (Ruth 1:16-17), one from the New Testament (First Corinthians), the question of whether anyone objected to the union (no one did), the exchange of vows (which they each wrote themselves) and a prayer for the couple. By 6:46 p.m., Cummings pronounced them married and told Scarborough that he could kiss the bride (which he did). “My mom would always say that she loved Episcopalian services because they marry you and bury you in 15 minutes or less,” Scarborough told me earlier in the day. At that point, the couple’s children and close family came into the rotunda to greet the newlyweds and take photos. So, too, followed Brzezinski’s daughter Emilie’s little black rescue dog, Cali, who arrived on a Tiffany-colored leash (her traditional something blue).
The network says the couple wed Saturday in a small ceremony attended by family and friends in Washington.
They tied the knot at the National Archives with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, officiating.
We wanted it to be really small and simple and not what you expected from Mika and Joe, MSNBC presenter Brzezinski told Vanity Fair. Everything we do is exposed, and everything felt exposed every step of the way, so we want this to be private until its over. We wanted to recognize it more quietly and have the people who are most important to us around us. And you know, our show is a cocktail party every morning.
Scarborough and Brzezinski announced their engagement in May 2017. They dont talk a lot about their personal relationship on air but have relaxed about it over time.
We did an event there more than a year ago and we were just blown away, seeing all these documents and how we felt seeing them, Brzezinski told Vanity Fair about the room with 70-foot ceilings. It makes sense now more than ever, given what we stand for as a couple, what we do for a living, and what were worried about as a country.
In a September talk in New York for her book "Know Your Value," Brzezinski teased that the wedding was coming up and that it was "going to be awesome."
According to Vanity Fair, the television anchors tied the knot at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday with the nations founding documents, including the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, right at their side. Scarborough and Brzezinski became the first couple to ever get married at the Archives. The ceremony was officiated by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.
It was the first time the library had ever hosted a wedding, which was performed by Rep. Elijah Cummings and not a certain former friend/current enemy of the couple who once offered to marry them at a different D.C. venue.
Despite appearing on millions of television screens around the country every morning, the co-hosts kept their ceremony very private and intimate. There were five guests in attendance, plus both of their children. Scarborough has four kids, Brezezinski two. They kept it that way on purpose, too.
It makes sense now more than ever, given what we stand for as a couple, what we do for a living, and what were worried about as a country, Brzezinski said.
Joe Scarborough And Mika Brzezinski Secretly Got Married This Weekend
Secrecy was of utmost importance to the pair, driving them to seal the deal when, Washington was a post-Thanksgiving ghost town: Congress was out of session and the president was in Palm Beach.
Congratulations, you two. Hope youve turned off your mentions for the honeymoon because theres probably some angry tweets headed your way.
Brzezinski, 51, told Vanity Fair that their decision to hold their big event at the National Archives, which holds many of the country's most important documents such as the U.S. Constitution, "makes sense now more than ever, given what we stand for as a couple, what we do for a living, and what we’re worried about as a country.”