BFFs were in strong supply Saturday afternoon, when former Scrubs star Donald Faison, 39, married former personal assistant Cacee Cobb, 35. The wedding took place today at the home of Faison’s Scrubs co-star and best friend, Zach Braff, reports Us Weekly. Braff also served as a groomsman with singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, who Tweeted a photo this evening of the groom and his groomsmen (see below), with the caption “What a happy day.” Cobb is best known as a sidekick in various reality TV projects with her lifelong bestie, fellow native Texan, and former employer, Jessica Simpson, and was this year named godmother to Simpson’s daughter Maxwell Drew. The pregnant star served as a bridesmaid in a black dress for Cobb’s big day, holding a bouquet of red roses. Her whole family also attended the party: fiance Eric Johnson, estranged parents Tina & Joe, and sister Ashlee.
Faison and Cobb couple met and started dating in 2006, becoming engaged in August 2011. They broke the engagement news on Twitter, with Faison announcing, “If you like it, then you better put a ring on it.” Soon after, Cobb Tweeted back, “If you like it then you better say YES!” At the time, a supportive Braff wished the couple well on his own Twitter account: “Just wish I could be there to run around you both with sparklers.” (Is it too much to hope that he might have actually gone through with it at today’s wedding?)
The couple spent much of their first year as an engaged couple enjoying the time and not planning a wedding. It might have been down to the fact that, as Faison told HuffPo last December, “I have someone who doesn’t know what she wants for her wedding.” Faison admitted to Access Hollywood in June that though he and Cobb had opened a gift registry, they still hadn’t set a date. He also thoroughly eschewed the reporter’s suggestion that Faison and Cobb have a double wedding with Simpson and Johnson, insisting that a girl deserves to have her day. But planning obviously picked up in the last half of the year, with Faison Tweeting about the perks of planning in November while he and Cobb taste-tested cocktails for the reception with a wedding co-ordinator.
This is Cobb’s first marriage, and she reportedly can’t wait to start a family with her new hubby. Faison is already a father of four: he has a 16-year-old son, Sean Faison-Ince, with ex-girlfriend Audrey Ince, and 13-year-old twins Kaya and Dade, and 11-year-old son Kobe, with ex-wife Lisa Askey, to whom he was married from 2001-05.
Will the newlyweds return the favour and be part of Jessica’s rumoured nuptials in Hawaii in about a week?