It’s official, you guys, Liz Gillies is a married woman! Yep, the actress surprised the entire world on Wednesday, September 16, when she announced that she had secretly gotten married to her boyfriend, Michael Corcoran. She even gave fans an inside look at their beautiful wedding, and it seriously seemed like it was a real-life fairytale.
But wait, who exactly is her new husband, you ask? What is he most known for? Is he famous too? How did they even meet? And when did they start dating? Not to worry, people, because we’ve got you covered. We went ahead and rounded up everything you need to know about him and their relationship.
First, Let’s Discuss Lillie’s Wedding
So it turns out, the pair officially tied the knot on August 8, 2020, but they didn’t let the public know about it until now! According to Vogue, they shared their vows at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in New Jersey, with only 10 guests. Get this — the star’s dad even became ordained so he could marry Gillies and Corcoran, and their dog, Bubba, served as the ring bearer!
“It has been such a long road for us, and at times [it] felt like a total impossibility that it was hard to believe we’d actually gotten to that moment where it was really happening. Once we were exchanging vows, it hit me that my dad was marrying us and our loved ones were there, and I think I turned to Michael and mouthed, ‘Oh, my God, we actually did it.’ We were so happy,” the actress recalled. “It was very sweet! My brother also gave a beautiful reading, which meant a lot to me. On top of that, I had the great privilege of having both my grandmothers there. Although there weren’t many of us, we were surrounded by family. It was everything I could’ve asked for.”
But want to know the best part? Afterwards, they turned the celebration into a road trip, and drove up to their home in Atlanta, GA, in an RV! How fun does that sound?!
“We’d never driven one before, so the whole thing was a bit insane, but Michael did a great job,” Gillies told the outlet about the experience.
We know what you’re all wondering — what was her dress like? Well, the stunning satin gown came from Atlanta-based designer Britt Wood Designs, and it was seriously breathtaking. She also donned a Oscar de la Renta veil, which she described as “so 1960s.”
The Wedding Was Originally Supposed To Take Place In April
The couple was actually supposed to marry in April 2020, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to postpone it.
“Once we saw how dire the situation was, we knew we had to postpone,” Gillies explained. “It was a no-brainer for us. Aside from the obvious travel and crowd restrictions, it didn’t feel right to be celebrating in such a big way when there was so much going on in the world. It would have been in poor taste to burden people by asking them to risk their lives to come to our wedding. There were more important things to focus on. Our wedding could wait.”
The 27-year-old continued, “Initially, we planned on postponing a year. Then, as time went on, we decided a big wedding was no longer something that made sense for us. The virus really put things into perspective. That being said, we did want to get married as long as it could be done in a safe and intimate setting with a group that we trusted.”
Before the wedding, they decided to quarantine for 14 days — inside her childhood home in New Jersey — to ensure no one got sick. The former Nickelodeon star dished, “With everything going on, it felt so nice to be in my childhood home with nothing to do but relax leading up to the big day. We cooked and took the dogs for long walks and really just enjoyed each other’s company. It felt good to slow down. Overall, we were very fortunate to be able to safely spend this time with family. It was incredibly special.”
So How Did The Lillie & Michael Meet?
The Victorious alum explained to Vogue that they met years ago (most likely on set of Victorious), but they didn’t get together romantically until a while later.
“I always had a crush on him,” she explained. “But I played it cool.”
They dated for six years before they got engaged, and boy, was his proposal magical! It went down right after they bought a new home in Atlanta together. Gillies revealed, “When we got there, he started leading me down to the backyard. I had no idea what he was doing. All of a sudden he got down on one knee and proposed to me right there. I was totally surprised. It was a perfect proposal.”
“I had to travel with the ring in my pocket all day,” Corcoran added. “It was tripping me out to have it on me for so long. I was definitely relieved when I was finally able to propose, and she said yes.”
Who Exactly Is Gillies’ New Husband?
Naturally, the announcement left a lot of fans wondering — who exactly is Corcoran? Well guys, we decided to do some investigating, and it turns out, the 47-year-old is a highly acclaimed musician. He is a composer, songwriter, producer and sound designer, who has actually worked on numerous Nickelodeon shows, including iCarly and Victorious. And that’s not all. He’s also started his own band, called Backhouse Mike, and has written numerous songs for Drake Bell.