Ted Gibson Husband To Jason Backe

Stylist Ted Gibson Marries Longtime Partner, Lupita Nyong’o Attends Ceremony


For a stylist, the majority of their time is spent beautifying other people to essentially make them happy. It’s a tireless job, but with joy they do it. Ted Gibson, celebrity hairstylist to Angelina Jolie, Gabrielle Union and Anne Hathaway has been doing it for twenty years. But last Wednesday was his time to shine.

In an “flash wedding” ceremony opened to the general public, the talent married his longtime partner Jason Backe.

The couple were legally married in New York City’s Pier 46 Hudson River Park dressed in black suits; their 100 attendees wore white. According to Gibson’s press, the nuptials come after the couple held an illegal ceremony 18 years prior in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



In attendance was Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, actress Lake Bell and fashion designers Lela Rose and Carmen Marc Valvo. “It meant the world to us to be able to share this day with our friends, family and the world,” Gibson said. “We could not be happier. Our day could not have been more perfect.” The couple simply beamed in the glow of the legal matrimony and commitment.

To read their entire love story, go here.

And see more pictures from the big day on the next pages.