“It Makes Sense Now”:
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski aren’t just “Morning Joe” co-hosts anymore — they’re also husband and wife.
The small event took place in Washington, at an especially fitting location for the former congressman and Brzezinski — the National Archives, with the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence serving as a backdrop to the ceremony.
Their wedding was handled with similar secrecy. The president was in Palm Beach, much of the city’s permanent class was away for the holiday or at home in suburban Maryland or Northern Virginia. Most of the people working for the vendors did not know the identity of the betrothed until Saturday evening, and many of the reservations were made under a friend’s name.
The couple did not send out any formal invitations; they made about 14 phone calls to their family members and close friends, and none of the guests knew where the dinner was until Saturday evening.
They chose this date because people with prying eyes would be out of town, but it would also work with their kids’ school schedules (Scarborough has four children from two previous marriages; Brzezinski has two daughters from her first marriage).
“We wanted it to be really small and simple and not what you expected from Mika and Joe,” Brzezinski explained on Saturday.
“Everything we do is exposed, and everything felt exposed every step of the way, so we want this to be private until it’s over. The couple added. We wanted to recognize it more quietly and have the people who are most important to us around us. And you know, our show is a cocktail party every morning.”
Shortly after the nuptials, rather than sharing a wedding pic, Brzezinski took to Instagram with a photo of her holding a small amphibian and puckering up.
In the caption, she simply wrote, “I kissed the frog.”