'Teen Beach Movie,' 'King Cobra' Star Garrett Clayton Marries Long-time Fiancé at Disney Estate

Wednesday September 15, 2021
Originally published on September 6, 2021

"Teen Beach Movie" and "King Cobra" star Garrett Clayton married his long-time fiancé, screenwriter Blake Knight, in a garden party-themed affair on Saturday, People Magazine reports.

"We've been trying to get married for a long time," Clayton, 30, tells People. "So we're just excited."

Clayton starred in the 2013 Disney Channel's "Teen Beach Movie" and portrayed gay adult film star Brent Corrigan in "King Cobra."

On Instagram, he posted: "Marrying you was the was everything I hoped it would be. I love you @hrhblakeknight. Thank you to everyone who helped us make our wedding day a dream."

The couple has been dating since 2011 and were engaged in Iceland in 2018. Because of COVID, they had to postpone their wedding twice before getting married at a private residence in Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend. 

That the property was part of the Walt Disney estate with a working replica of the wishing well from Snow White made Clayton feel great. "We're big Disney nerds!" he says.

People reports that the couple said "I do" in bespoke Zegna suits during an outdoor ceremony attended by 160 friends and family members. Clayton and Knight opted not to have a wedding party because "we just wanted to make it as simple as possible," Knight explains.

Their moms did walk them from opposite sides of the arch under which they were married by actress Alicia Silverstone, who officiated the ceremony. "She took it seriously," Knight says of her. A string quartet provided the music.

After the ceremony the celebration moved to a large field, where games were played and guests drank three signature cocktails: A mint julep, an Aperol spritz (Knight's favorite) and an Aviation (Clayton's pick). The cocktails provided color inspiration for the garden party, which was planned by Jason Mitchell Kahn, writes People.

Knight says they aimed to make everything at the wedding "really bright and colorful and cheery..."

"We really wanted the wedding to be fun," Clayton adds. "Not just fun for us, but fun for everybody."

The couple postponed the wedding after-party at a Hollywood venue and will wait six months before honeymooning in The Maldives and Japan. "But they can't wait to enjoy married life after more than a decade together, especially since Clayton received advice early in his career not to come out as gay and make his relationship with Knight public," adds People.

"When we first made our relationship official, I was told to be in the closet professionally and no one even knew we were together yet," Clayton reveals. "I was told enough times, 'If you come out, you won't be able to audition for 80 percent of roles that you'd be seen for if you just stay in the closet.' It's definitely been a journey."

Check out these pics from Clayton's IG: