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Five years ago, Carrie Underwood walked down the aisle; 25 years ago, Tom Cruise was named the Sexiest Man Alive and more from the PEOPLE archives


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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