It's official: Darren Criss is a married man. The television actor and songwriter has officially gotten hitched to his sweetheart, Mia Swier, in New Orleans this past weekend. And the ceremony was filled with several familiar faces. For instance, a handful of fellow former Glee actors were in attendance for the wedding ceremony, and that includes Lea Michele, John Stamos, Harry Shum Jr. and Chord Overstreet. Here's what we know about the wedding.
According to THR, Darren Criss married his long-term girlfriend, Mia Swier, on Saturday, during a break from his awards season swing recognizing his work in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, where he plays Andrew Cunanan -- the man who commits the assassination of the title designer. The actor recently won his first Emmy for his performance. It has been a busy time for the actor, but Criss wanted to make a point to finally celebrate and cherish his love to his partner of more than eight years. There is no time like the present, after all. Even though they were engaged for a much shorter span of time comparatively, the nuptials were long coming. And it definitely sounds like it was a happy time for everyone.
To be more specific, Darren Criss announced his engagement to Mia Swier in January of last year. In the Instagram announcement, Criss wrote:
Additionally, beyond his awards success and his recent marriage, Darren Criss and Mia Swier are the proud owners of a Hollywood piano bar named Tramp Stamp Granny's. The place is new and fairly upscale in nature, meant to evoke New York City vibes despite its California location and it hosts a "deep nostalgia" for musical theater, as well. The location is still fairly minor and low-key at the moment, though, as Criss joked he's the only piano player there back in August. Surely with the recent awards success that he has found, however, he won't have too many problems bringing in a crowd.
Thankfully, Darren Criss had a lot of friendly and gleeful faces at hand to bring him joy during one of the biggest, most important moments of his life. It sounds like there is a lot of happiness to be found in Criss' life already, however -- particularly with this ceremony celebrating his love and dedication to his new wife.
Congratulations to Mia Swier and Darren Criss! Here's hoping many happy days are met between you. Meanwhile, for the latest news in film, television, pop culture, video games and so much more, you can always be sure to check back with us right here at CinemaBlend to hear the brand new scoop.
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