Maverick’ star Jay Ellis marries Nina Senicar

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“Top Gun: Maverick” star Jay Ellis, 40, and model Nina Senicar married on July 9 in Tuscany, Italy.

Family and friends watched as the couple said “I do” at Villa Mangiacane, a beautiful estate surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, located in the small town of San Casciano, according to Vogue.

Among those in attendance were Ellis’ “Top Gun: Maverick” co-stars Greg Tarzan Davis and Glen Powell, as well as his “Insecure” castmate Issa Rae.

Senicar, 36, stunned in a custom Dolce & Gabbana off-white, silk dress, according to the outlet, which posted photos Monday.

The Serbian actress adorned the dress with a pair of diamond earrings from her best friend and a ring from her late grandmother, telling Vogue, “It was like having her with me.”

Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar
Ellis and Senicar started dating in 2015 after meeting at a bar in Los Angeles.
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Ellis wore a custom dark red Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo paired with velvet red shoes.

After the groom made his entrance, followed by both bridal parties, the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Nora, walked down the aisle as the flower girl. Before his bride walked down the aisle, the “insecure” star revealed at the outlet that he was feeling a wave of panic.

“There was a moment when I was standing there in front of everyone waiting for the giant wrought iron gates to open and see Nina, but the moment just kept going,” the father of one of them told Vogue.

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Ellis posed the question to Senicar in 2019, shortly before the couple welcomed their first child.
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‘So I screamed ‘Baby, are you coming?’ There were a few more beats that Nina didn’t answer, so I turned to the crowd and said, ‘I think that’s a no, there’s a space here if anyone wants to get married today,'” he joked.

“And in perfect timing, with everyone laughing, Nina yelled, ‘I’m coming, baby!’ Everyone laughed at us and then the gate opened and I was impressed when I first saw Nina in her dress.”

Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar.
The couple both wore custom Dolce & Gabbana outfits.
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The lavish wedding came two years after the couple’s original wedding date, which was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the time, Italy was one of the hardest hit areas in the world, with a strict lockdown and closed to tourists,” explains Ellis. “Like everyone else in the world, we weren’t sure how widespread it would be or how long it would last, so we had to cancel everything.”

Nina Senicar and Jay Ellis
The event took place over three days, starting with a welcome party.

The newlyweds — who met at a Los Angeles bar in 2015 and got engaged in 2019 — chose to have their big day abroad as a tribute to their first trip together — even if that meant a lot of extra planning.

The couple sent their guests Italy’s updated COVID-19 protocols “every few months”, did most of their planning on Zoom, and had just 72 hours to travel to Italy to “sample food, flowers, bedding, etc. cutlery, plates and glassware in person” .”

Nina Senicar and Jay Ellis
“We just wanted everyone to have a good time and get to know each other better,” Senicar said of the big day.
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After a long and wild ride, Ellis commented that he is happy that the planning is over and that he can enjoy life as a married man.

“It was amazing. After everything everyone has been through over the years, bringing over 190 people together for three days in Tuscany and celebrating it was surreal,” he said.

“Seeing all our friends from different parts of our lives smiling and laughing together, connecting, forming their own friendships was such a big part of what we wanted from the weekend and the celebration. We wanted to create moments and memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.”

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