Most of us would be happy with a bunch of flowers and box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day

Sure, most women like to be wined and dined on Cupid’s favourite day (or just a night off cooking for some of us with low expectations).

A shopping spree or a trip to the spa would also be nice.

But an engagement ring with a full-on proposal? Or better (or worse) still, a lavish wedding centred around the ‘day of love’?

Jeesh, no pressure!

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These stars shunned the rest of the 364 days of the year to make Valentine’s Day extra special to their loved ones

Were their efforts cute or just too cheesy? Take a look and see for yourself…


Salma Hayek

In an ode to their adorable baby girl Valentina, Salma and her French billionaire fiancé François-Henri Pinault tied the knot in a secret ceremony on Valentine’s Day in Paris in 2009.

The couple followed up with a lavish destination wedding in Venice which cost a whopping $3.5 million (R45 million).

The two-day celebration was attended by stars Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz and Anna Wintour to name but a few!

Obvs little Valentina was a flower girl!




Tyrese Gibson

The super-private singer dropped not one, but two bombs on social media back in February 2017.

Not only did he reveal the identity of his girlfriend-turned-wife, Samantha, but he also claimed that the pair had married on V-Day



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#TheGibsons #MyNewHeartbeat #ShesBoss TMZ actually got it right! This time! Tyrese found his own Amal Clooney because his mysterious new wife has plenty of degrees and money of her own … TMZ has learned. A source close to the couple tells us the missus’ name is Samantha Lee — a New Jersey native who got a Master’s degree in social work at the University of Georgia. We’re told she’s put her education to work on serious issues — for many years she’s been fighting sex and human trafficking and counseling for inmates. She’s also handled cases for the Division of Family and Children Services in GA. She’s accomplished and well-paid — we’re told Samantha lives comfortably on her own six figure salary – Sources close to the couple — who secretly tied the knot on Valentine’s Day — Pre-marital counseling and married by Pastor Creflo Dollar in Atlanta say they met briefly 2 years ago through mutual friends…. Tyrese referred to his new bride Samantha Lee GIbson as his “black queen.” Not that it matters, but her heritage is African-American- Ecuadorian, Jamaican… So, a simple “Congratulations” will do……. Sometimes is life you will get exactly what you pray for…..

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