Claws Star Jenn Lyon Marries Longtime Love Taige Jensen: Inside the 'Kitschy' New York Nuptials

Claws Star Jenn Lyon Marries Longtime Love Taige Jensen: Inside the 'Kitschy' New York Nuptials

Claws star Jenn Lyon is married!

The actress tied the knot with longtime love, New York Times video editor Taige Jensen on Saturday at the Astoria World Manor in Queens, New York.

Lyon and Jensen exchanged vows they wrote themselves in front of 120 guests during a ceremony officiated by her father, a preacher, in the Manor’s chapel. The New York City Gospel Choir sang and their friend beat-boxed as the bride walked down the aisle.

“I’m looking forward to saying, ‘my husband.’ I’ve never said it before,” Lyon tells PEOPLE exclusively. I just always said like, ‘This is my boyfriend,’ or, ‘This is my true love,’ or whatever. It’ll be a great feeling, and I just look forward to sharing the rest of my life with him.”

About 200 people — including her Claws costars! — attended the reception, where the couple had their first dance to the Big Red theme song, performed by their friends Nadia and Aaron. Afterward, everyone threw sticks of gum in the air.

“I’m just telling you, everything about this wedding is very ridiculous,” says the Broadway and TV actress, whose past credits include Justified and Army Wives. “The vows are sacred, but the party isn’t.”

Lyon says the venue matched the couple’s “kitschy and weird” aesthetic. During her dance with her dad, fake snow fell over them. And at the reception, guests could get their names carved into pieces of fruit. Dinner included pasta, macaroni-and-cheese balls, fruits, cheeses and crab cakes, and their wedding cake from Brooklyn’s Betty Bakery was topped with golden Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs: one in a top hat, and one in a veil.

The couple met 13 years ago while doing sketch comedy in Brooklyn. They had actually gotten engaged once before, but Lyons broke it off because she didn’t think marriage was for her. “As a little girl, I never dreamed of being married, it wasn’t something I felt was important,” she says. “I actually thought it was kind of archaic. I was like, this is an institution that women no longer need to be involved in and as a feminist I’m not interested.”

But a year and a half later, she found herself more in love with him than ever — and popped the question to him during a trip to New Orleans.

“He was so kind and considerate and loving and let m

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Kylie Jenner Says 20-Month-Old Daughter Stormi Is 'Obsessed with Makeup' and 'Begs' to Wear It

Kylie Jenner Says 20-Month-Old Daughter Stormi Is 'Obsessed with Makeup' and 'Begs' to Wear It

Looks like Kylie Jenner has passed down her love of makeup to daughter Stormi!

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul, 22, opened up about her 20-month-old child’s interests in a new YouTube video, which documented how the star’s everyday makeup routine has gotten shorter since becoming a mom.

“Stormi is actually super into makeup right now. It’s amazing,” Jenner remarked, adding that just like her mother, Stormi is all about lipstick.

“Every time I’m wearing lipstick she notices. She looks at me and says, ‘lip lip lip,’ ” the proud mom added.

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Despite her daughter’s fascination with cosmetics, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star hasn’t decided when she’ll let her daughter start wearing some.

“I haven’t even thought about when I’m gonna let Stormi wear makeup. I don’t know, I’m just going to see,” Jenner remarked.

“She might even not want to wear makeup. But honestly, how things are going, this girl is obsessed with makeup,” she added. “She begs me at this point.”

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Tahj Mowry Reveals Why He Loved Playing Michelle Tanner's Best Friend 'Teddy' on Full House

Tahj Mowry Reveals Why He Loved Playing Michelle Tanner's Best Friend 'Teddy' on Full House

Tahj Mowry has nothing but fond memories from his time on Full House.

The actor, who played Michelle Tanner’s best friend Teddy on the beloved sitcom for four years in the early ’90s, recently opened up to Today about his character and what it was like working on the show.

Although he was only 5 years old at the time he began starring alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Mowry was able to remember all of his favorite moments and even revealed why he believed Teddy was such a fan-favorite character.

“He’s just the best friend that everybody wants,” Mowry, 33, told Today during a recent interview. “He’s the homie, he’s that dude. He’s always got your back, he’s always honest … Teddy’s just cool.”

Recalling his first encounter with Michelle on the first day of kindergarten — in which he precociously tells her, “You are a strange kid”  after meeting — Mowry joked, “He keeps it real, which every friend should. You don’t want a friend gassing you up, telling you lies. Teddy was like, ‘Yo, fall back, you’re kinda being weird right now.'”

Tahj Mowry recalls playing Michelle's friend Teddy on “Full House”!

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Mowry went on to share some of his favorite scenes, which included working with many of Michelle’s other friends — Denise (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Aaron (Miko Hughes) — and a time where he got to indulge in a delicious chocolate cake.

“I always remember enjoying when the other kids were on set, like Jurnee and Miko. When they were on set, it was more fun because it was like the crew was there,” he explained. “But I do have a favorite scene. It was when we followed her dad to his date at the restaurant and we hid under the table.”

“And I remember that chocolate cake we ate was bomb. Like, it was fire,” he continued, before joking, “Definitely not gluten-free!”

Despite leaving the show in 1995, the actor said he still keeps in touch with many of his former castmates, including Bob Saget, who played Danny Tanner; Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J. Tanner; as well as Hughes and Smollett

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Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney Arrive in Rhode Island by Private Jet Ahead of Wedding Weekend

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney Arrive in Rhode Island by Private Jet Ahead of Wedding Weekend

The lovebirds have landed!

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney were spotted landing in Rhode Island by private plane on Friday ahead of their nuptials this weekend, as seen in photos obtained by TMZ.

The pair looked relaxed as they stepped off of the plane together. Lawrence, 29, looked elegant in a camel turtleneck sweater, brown skirt and cream trench coat which she paired with aviator sunglasses.

Meanwhile, Maroney, 34, looked casual in a dark crewneck and dark slacks as he walked a few feet behind the actress.

Also arriving at the venue was Kris Jenner, whom Lawrence has become close to over the years.

The couple plan on getting married this Saturday in front of their friends and family at the luxurious Belcourt of Newport in Newport, Rhode Island, PEOPLE confirmed.

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The estate was designed in 1894 by the renowned American architect Richard Morris Hunt and was inspired by Louis XIII’s hunting lodge at Versailles. It is currently home to Carolyn Rafaelian, CEO of Alex and Ani, who took on restoring the property in 2012, according to Forbes.

The beautiful chateau will host 150 guests for the Oscar winner’s wedding to the art gallery director — where guests are expected to enjoy an extravagant menu complete with an array of hors d’oeuvres and plenty of dessert options, including s’mores, TMZ previously reported.

The two got engaged in February after less than a year of dating.

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While the Hunger Games star has kept a tight lip on her relationship with Maroney, she did speak about her soon-to-be-husband in June, calling him “the greatest human being I’ve ever met.”

“He really is, and he gets better,” Lawrence said while on Catt Sadler’s podcast Naked with Catt Sadler. 

As for how she knew she wanted to marry him, the actress said, “I don’t know, I started with the basics. How do I feel? Is he nice? Is he kind? It’s just — this is the one, I know that sounds really stupid but he’s just, he’s — you know. He’s the greatest person I’ve ev

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Kate Hudson Is ‘Still Trying to Reconnect’ Her Ab Muscles Post-Baby

Kate Hudson Is ‘Still Trying to Reconnect’ Her Ab Muscles Post-Baby

Kate Hudson is using all the mom strength she has to get her abs back together!

Like many new moms, Hudson is dealing with diastasis recti, when the abdominal muscles that typically meet in the center of the stomach spread apart to make room for a growing uterus.

The 40-year-old actress, who gave birth to her third child, daughter Rani Rose, just over a year ago, has been consistently working out and using WW to lose weight, but she’s having trouble fixing her ab separation.

“Still trying to reconnect I guess,” Hudson said of her abs on her Instagram Story. She shared a video of her bare stomach after a workout, and jokingly tried to squeeze her abs back together.

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“Did my workout. My abs. Arghhhh. Arghhh. Can’t get ‘em. Arghhh,” she said, laughing. “It’s not working!”

Hudson told PEOPLE in December that she was excited to get back in the gym and rediscover her “stomach muscles” after Rani’s arrival.

“I enjoy being disciplined. I enjoy being athletic, and I enjoy being active. So for me it’s actually kind of a fun time to challenge my body again in certain ways,” she said. “After pregnancy, getting your body back into shape for me — especially in fitness — finding my stomach muscles again and pushing myself a little bit harder sometimes are things that I enjoy.”

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The mom of three added that she makes sure to give herself time to work on her “personal health” during the postpartum months.

“It’s hard when you have babies,” she said. “Everyone comes before you, and you have to find that time to just focus in on yourself.”


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