Renee Young revealed earlier this month that she and longtime boyfriend Dean Ambrose are now officially married, one day after she appeared on Talking Smack wearing a very noticeable engagement ring. Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Owens both (awkwardly) commented on the ring, which likely spurred Young to confirm the news on Twitter.
In an interview with E! Online, Young opened up on the spontaneous wedding ceremony the couple staged in their backyard. Young said they had acquired a marriage license six months ago, and planned to get married in Las Vegas whenever the time felt right.
“We’re very non-traditional,” she noted. “So that’s why we didn’t feel like we needed to do the engagement or to do this big, fancy wedding. It was so perfect and so us. There’s not a single thing about it I would change.”
Young noted they never were officially engaged, but that they got their marriage license “about six months ago.”
“We’ve been together for three and a half years and we knew that we wanted to have a Vegas wedding,” she said. “Because we live in Las Vegas, we just figured we’d do it there and we’d just do it super low-key. We got our marriage license about six months ago when we were in Reno. There was a live event in Reno and I was there with him and we just happen to walk up to City Hall and we went and got our marriage license then. So we’d been sitting on it so we could do this spur of the moment ‘Hey, let’s get married tonight’ kind of thing.”
The impulse to get married came in the middle of the night, and they acted.
“We were going to bed and he, like, busted out the ring and we were like, ‘Oh man, I guess we should do this now,’ ” Young said. “So we ended up going on Yelp and we found a 24-hour pastor to come to our backyard. It was so handy and his name was Pastor Pete and he lived around the corner from us, so he was there. They were very concerned by the way because it was 1 o’clock in the morning, so technically it was Sunday and they were very concerned about us calling, they were like, ‘Is everything OK? Have you guys been drinking? What’s happening?’ We’re like, ‘It’s fine, you can come down.’ So we had to get a witness and we called and woke up a friend of ours and got it done.”
Ironically, after getting married, the couple was split up during the Superstar Shake-up earlier this month, with Ambrose going to Raw while Young remains on SmackDown LIVE.