Shia LaBeouf married by 'Elvis' in Vegas

American actor Shia LaBeouf and British actress Mia Goth's wedding was livestreamed on TMZ on Monday.
American actor Shia LaBeouf and British actress Mia Goth's wedding was livestreamed on TMZ on Monday.PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES • Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf, known for quirky stunts in the name of art, on Monday livestreamed his wedding to actress Mia Goth in a ceremony officiated by an Elvis Presley impersonator.

The unconventional wedding was livestreamed by celebrity website TMZ, which reported that it was performed at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, which hosts Elvis-themed weddings.

British actress Goth, 23, who met LaBeouf, 30, while filming Lars Von Trier's 2013 film Nymphomaniac: Vol. II, wore a simple white dress with a veil. LaBeouf opted for a suit paired with sneakers.

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An Elvis impersonator wearing a black rhinestone-studded jumpsuit and sunglasses officiated the short ceremony, quipping, "This is a great trip to Vegas", as the pair exchanged rings and vows.

"Mia, Shia, do you both agree to be each other's hound dogs? Not to wear your blue suede shoes in the rain, to always be each other's teddy bear and to give each other a hunk, a hunk of burning love?" the impersonator asked, using lyrics from some of Presley's most famous songs.

 

The ceremony ended with the couple's first kiss as newlyweds, while Bruce Springsteen's Hungry Heart played in the background.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2016, with the headline 'Shia LaBeouf married by 'Elvis' in Vegas'. Print Edition | Subscribe