Surprise! OITNB’s Uzo Aduba Secretly Married Filmmaker Robert Sweeting in 2020

Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba

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Surprise! Uzo Aduba is married!

The Orange Is the New Black star, 40, tied the knot with filmmaker Robert Sweeting final 12 months, a supply confirms to PEOPLE. The couple quietly stated “I do” in a secret ceremony held in New York. 

“They are celebrating their one-year anniversary this year,” the insider provides.

Aduba opened up about her marriage for the primary time in an Instagram submit on Sunday whereas quoting When Harry Met Sally.

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“For some of us, it can feel like we spend our whole lives waiting for our special someone. My heart, my love — I’m so happy my life started last year with you. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me,” she wrote.

The information comes nearly 4 years after the actress — who has traditionally been non-public about her private life — expressed pleasure about seeing her sister Chioma get married.

“It was unbelievable,” the In Treatment star recalled on Live with Kelly & Ryan in 2017. “It was such a great experience. She got married in Majorca, Spain. This is the third wedding in our family, but Cheech, you know, we’re the closest in age and just, you know, have that little like, roommates forever [bond].”

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She added: “It was a beautiful, beautiful day, beautiful experience and [her husband] is great.”

Last November, Aduba’s mom died, although the actress did not publicly share the information till April. Aduba has since stated that her starring function in HBO’s In Treatment helped her to deal with her mother’s passing.

“It’s never easy to lose anyone. It’s certainly not easy to hold proximity to a loss when your character is experiencing a similar loss,” she stated on PEOPLE (the TV Show!) in May. “I thank HBO a thousand times for giving the space that was needed to help start that process. I think that it’s challenging, but what I know is that it was also deeply healing at the same time.” 

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