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Red, White & 'I Do!': Surprise 4th of July Weddings!

Red, White & 'I Do!': Surprise 4th of July Weddings!
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Yesterday was about celebrating America's independence, but two stars depended on everyone being distracted to pull off surprise weddings!

Vanessa Williams married Jim Skrip, who she met on a cruise along the Nile. The 52-year-old actress and singer has said that she and Skrip had a three-hour conversation on their first date, which is when she knew they had an incredible amount of things in common.

Williams announced her engagement in September on "The Queen Latifah Show," but details of the ceremony were not confirmed until after it was a done deal.

Vanessa earlier this year at a fashion show [Cred: John Lamparski/Getty Images]

"Piano Man" Billy Joel also tied the knot yesterday, marrying his girlfriend of six years, Alexis Roderick, who is expecting their first child.

Joel, 66, and Roderick, 33, exchanged vows in NYC at his Long Island estate, with the ceremony conducted by Joel's longtime friend Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York. When they decided to make it legal, they decided to make it really legal!

Joel's famous ex, Christie Brinkley, sent well wishes via her Instagram: