‘Mean Girls’ Actor Jonathan Bennett Marries Jaymes Vaughan in Mexico

Jonathan Bennett shared something grool news with fans Monday, revealing that he and Jaymes Vaughan were married over the weekend.

The “Mean Girls” actor and his longtime beau confirmed on social media that they tied the knot on Saturday at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel near Tulum, Mexico.

“Mr & Mr Bennett Vaughan,” Bennett wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the newlyweds in black tuxedos.

According to People, the couple’s beach ceremony was attended by 104 guests — including “Wonder Years” actor Danica McKellar and Bennett’s “Christmas House” co-star Sharon Lawrence — and concluded with a fireworks display to the soundtrack of “Greatest Showman.”

The two men did everything they could to make sure the festivities felt inclusive. This meant forgoing a typical wedding march and opting for a single round table for all guests, rather than a more traditional setup.

Jaymes Vaughan (left) and Jonathan Bennett in 2019.

Allen Berezovsky via Getty Images

“If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ family, not everything in the wedding space is for you,” Vaughan, a television personality who hosts the “Celebrity Page” for Reelz, told People. “The whole purpose of our wedding is to get together and unite us, reunite our families and start a new family.”

Bennett is best known for playing Aaron Samuels, the love interest of teenage rivals Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and Regina George (Rachel McAdams) in 2004’s ‘Mean Girls’. In 2020, he broke new ground as the star of ‘The Christmas House,” Hallmark Channel’s first holiday movie with a gay storyline. A sequel to that film was released in December.

Bennett and Vaughan got engaged in November 2020 and, months later, shared the challenges they faced as a same-sex couple planning a destination wedding. In an interview with The Knot, the couple said they initially wanted to get married at a Palace Resorts property in Mexico, but claimed the venue turned them down for being gay.

“We decided at that moment that our wedding was bigger than ourselves. It’s about the LGBTQ+ community,” Bennett said at the time. “We really make a point of making this wedding really loud on purpose.”

Leave a Comment