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You might’ve spotted celebrities or extra security around town a few weeks ago. You were right: A-listers and politicians were in the desert attending a wedding.

Former CAA agent Michael Kives and nonprofit attorney Lydia Gray tied the knot at The Parker in Palm Springs Nov. 16., according to The Hollywood Reporter. The ceremony featured some recognizable special guests, including former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. 

Kives previously worked with the Clintons. The two gave a speech during the nuptials. “She could’ve made a pile of money and she chose to go to the ACLU,” Bill said, referring to the bride.

Katy Perry, Sia and “Anything Can Happen” singer Ellie Goulding also attended and sang. Gray thanked them for performances that “blew us away.” Gray’s message of gratitude was lengthy, which included photographer Kristen Marie Parker and friends. 

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Now and always, I love you #kivesgoesgray Thank you to everyone who made our wedding magical. To my HUSBAND, @mkives, I’ll never stop celebrating our love. To @yifatoren and the entire team at, you are dream makers. To @kristenmarieparker for capturing it all. To @sirenfloralco for flowers. To @darstrom and @emilyverellen, our dearest friends, for officiating our ceremony. It was more perfect than we ever could have imagined. To @cleowade for sharing your gift of poetry. We will cherish “Good Love” forever. To @katyperry, @siamusic, @elliegoulding, @mikeyhess, @elanartists, @djsamfrench, and @yasnsum for performances that blew us away. To @lindajgray, @rgray56, @bkives1, @leahgraymorse, Reagan, @hillaryclinton, President Clinton, @katehudson, @ashleymbroyles, @nicomiz, @benschwerin, and @katyperry for your heartfelt words. To @abourkoff for our psychedelic dance floor! To our beloved Canadian Mounties, @leeheyhey and @genestupnitsky, for savagely roasting my husband (and for mostly taking it easy on me ?) To @davidbabaii and @chanelcross for making me feel beautiful. To @tamaramellon for my gorg wedding shoes. To @rachkrupa, @thegoodsmart, and @jonalagem for our welcome bags. To @mikeyhess and @jamiereuben for hosting Friday’s party and for all around being the best friends we could ever ask for. And to all who love and support us, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I vowed to Michael to let our love be world-changing, to take the love we share and use it to touch the people and the world around us. We can only hope to match the love that you all have shown to us.

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Also in attendance were actresses Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

When reached by phone, hotel management said The Parker doesn’t share info on guests.

On Tuesday, Gray shared a photo of the two in India, with the caption “Our India honeymoon.”



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