'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Marries His Boyfriend Jaymes Vaughan In Beach Wedding

The two married in a destination wedding that took place at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel in Mexico.

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Jonathan Bennett of Mean Girls fame is now married to his boyfriend of five years, Jaymes Vaughan. The two had been engaged since November 2020.


Theirs was a destination wedding that took place at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel in Mexico. The happy couple exchanged their vows in front of their closest friends and family. Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE, Vaughan said, "When you're part of the LGBTQ+ fam, not everything in the wedding space is for you yet. The whole purpose of our wedding is to come together and join the two of us together, join our families together and start a new family."


Bennett added, "And all that, as we were going through this process, we realized that our wedding is also more than just about us. It's about the entire community." The marriage was officiated by their close friend and YouTuber, Brian Tyler Cohen. Bennett further explained the dress code for the wedding which was black and white tuxes from Express and by Robert Stanley Bespoke respectively, "It's gender-neutral but everyone looks represented and feels sexy in their own way. So it's like a new tradition for the community. You don't have to do dresses and tuxes. Anyone who wants to wear a tux, wear a tux, go for it."


The main ceremony had the two grooms walking to the altar from the beach, skipping the walking down the aisle tradition. And instead of the typical music played at the time, they had the song Vaughan wrote for Bennett at the couple's engagement playing instead. "[It was a] new tradition we created," Bennett stated. They then read out the vows they had written for each other and exchanged diamond-encrusted Kay Jewelers rings. The rings are actually for sale in the retailers' stores. "That's what we're all about," Bennett said of availing the rings for sale.


The floral arrangements comprised of white flowers and the guests also wore white as a way to honor Bennett's late mother. "I got to marry my best friend! I knew we'd be emotional but I don't think either of us realized just how overwhelming that moment would be until we were in it," Vaughan said of Bennett crying during the ceremony. "Seeing him crying only made me cry harder, and then our guests cry harder, and then we'd all start laughing, and then all back into crying."


Bennett gushed about the wedding saying, "It was honestly a dream wedding! We kept having to stop and remind ourselves that we weren't on a movie set, but this was actually our real life. If you had told me this was one of my Hallmark movie sets, I would have believed it. It was that perfect."