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Hawaii You Doin'?

Matt LeBlanc weds in Hawaii. After a nearly five-year engagement, he marries Melissa McKnight

Matt LeBlanc | MORE THAN JUST FRIENDS LeBlanc and McKnight marry in Hawaii
Image credit: LeBlanc & McKnight: Fred Prouser/ Reuters/Newscom
MORE THAN JUST FRIENDS LeBlanc and McKnight marry in Hawaii

The big celebrity wedding in Kauai over the weekend, according to rumor, was either going to be a) Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, b) Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay's Chris Martin, or c) Matt LeBlanc and Melissa McKnight. Turns out the answer was c). According to TV's ''Extra,'' after an engagement of four and a half years, LeBlanc and the former model are no longer just friends.

According to ''Extra,'' the wedding took place on Saturday on a cliff overlooking Anini Beach. The ''Friends'' star, 35, wore a black suit with a white lei, while his thirtysomething bride wore a full-length white gown. The 150 guests, who reportedly included at least three of LeBlanc's castmates -- Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox (with husband David Arquette), and Jennifer Aniston (with husband Brad Pitt) -- dressed in Hawaiian shirts and leis and ate a passion-fruit wedding cake.

The wedding is the first for LeBlanc and the second for McKnight, who has two kids from her previous marriage: Tyler, 12, and Jacquelyn, 8. Last year, LeBlanc told Entertainment Weekly that his relationship with McKnight and her children gave him stability. ''They're great kids,'' he said. ''It's been a fantastic experience. I'm very grateful for them in my life. Because before them, I was out at the bars, I was chasing chicks all over the place, I had kind of a reputation.''

Originally posted May 05, 2003
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