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2002: JULIA ROBERTS SAYS 'I DO'

For Roberts' friends and family, the Fourth of July fireworks were actually celebrating another very special occasion: her surprise wedding to cameraman Danny Moder. The pair tied the knot in an informal, 20-minute backyard ceremony in front of close friends and family before partying the night away. "It was such a magical, intimate gathering, it felt like we were eaves-dropping," a close friend of the couple told PEOPLE "Like we were invited into someone's secret."
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