Christina Ricci Marries Her Longtime BoyfriendBy: Tobias Roth - October 28, 2013
Christina Ricci, an actress who jumped into the spotlight as some tend to do at an early age, has just wed her longtime boyfriend, James Heerdegen.
A representative of Ricci’s revealed the couple’s engagement in February after rumors had started to swirl around months before that.
She tied the knot with her fiance Heerdegen on Saturday, saying “I do” to one another on the Upper East Side in New York City.
The newlyweds were joined by close family friends in an intimate ceremony, choosing to not overdo the process as some celebrities like to do. NBC News mentions that following the ceremony, their guests were able to enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, and dancing.
Ricci has appeared in several films and television shows throughout her career, beginning in 1990 with the film Mermaids. Her childhood career went on to include two Addams Family films and Casper. Since then, she has been several films of almost every genre, including Monster, and The Opposite of Sex, which she received a Golden Globe nomination for.
Christina Ricci recently starred in the short-lived series Pan-Am, when she met her husband in 2011. The series aired on ABC, and Heerdegen was a dolly grip on the show. While it is a term that is not thrown around too much in Hollywood, a dolly grip operator is a dedicated technician who is trained to operate the camera dolly. He has previously worked on more than 40 film and television productions, including Baby Mama and Nurse Jackie.
In 2012, Us Weekly revealed that Christina Ricci had a new man in her life, and introduced everyone to her new man, and talked about how the couple went to a fancy spa in Puerto Rico to celebrate their new romance.
In May, the 33-year-old actress revealed her big plans for the wedding including the dress she planned to wear, the caterer, and more. She also went into detail about the type of ceremony she wanted, revealing her idea of a smaller ceremony when saying “I’m excited to be with all my friends and family, and just have a lovely night.”
Christina Ricci is very excited about being a newlywed, and has also said that she wants to have children someday with her new husband. She is clearly excited about their new life that they will have together, and in the interview with US Weekly, she also said “He’s my favorite person on Earth.”