Congratulations are in order for two of our all-time Dancing with the Stars faves, because pros Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are officially married, and we’re so happy for the longtime couple as they celebrate such an exciting moment in their lives.
As first reported by Us Weekly, the dancing duo (who got engaged on an episode of Dancing with the Stars in 2016!) tied the knot in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 25th, with Slater wearing two stunning gowns by Rivini on her big day. Slater and Farber were joined by famous guests (and Dancing with the Stars alums) including Julianne Hough and husband Brooks Laich, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Drew Scott, and Cheryl Burke.
Slater and Farber began dating in 2011 after meeting on the show, and were together until 2014. They split for about a year before reuniting in December 2015, though Slater told Glamour after their breakup that they still remained close friends and that she thought the world of him.
And in a live taping on air in October 2016, Farber proposed to his lady love, with the two making things official yesterday. Aww!
Though it seems like she’s been dancing away on our TV screens for years, we couldn’t help but wonder: How old is Emma Slater?
Slater, who grew up in England and began studying ballet at the ripe old age of four, is 29 years old, so she’s been a dancing pro for a whopping 25 years. By the age of 10, she expanded her dance horizons to Latin American and Ballroom, dancing in competitions around the U.K. for years, before landing a role on Broadway in 2009.
In 2011, she was asked to join Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars, which is where she met Farber, who waltzed his way right into her heart…and the rest is history. Farber, a 33-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, proposed during a live taping of DWTS, shocking fans and viewers everywhere with a stunning wine-colored engagement ring that she reportedly picked out herself, according to People.
The couple made it clear that they were in no rush to walk down the aisle, reportedly telling the mag that their progression as a couple felt “natural.” At the time, she reportedly said, “We’ve been together five-and-a-half years. We bought a house recently and this feels like the natural progression. My mother said once that marriage should feel natural and not like a surprise. It should be expected because that’s when it’s right. It’s already felt like I’ve been his fiancé and wife for years now.” Of her unique (and massive!) bling, she joked, “Apart from the heaviness of my arm, it feels quite natural.”
They celebrated their union in what sounds like a dream ceremony. The couple shared a first dance to Ed Sheeran’s hit “Perfect,” with the singer himself reportedly recording a personalized message to them, which the newlyweds played during their reception.
Aside from performing onstage, Slater has also appeared in a George Michael music video and in Mamma Mia! alongside Meryl Streep, also singing on the film’s soundtrack.
Sending all our love and congrats to the happy couple. Now, pictures, please…