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Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring Summer 2023 show

Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux Secretly Eloped: Here's the Truth About Their Love Story

Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux eloped, keeping the surprise secret from all but close family. Read for all the details on the wedding!

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Feb. 27 2024, Published 10:05 p.m. ET

Supermodel Chanel Iman and NFL star Davon Godchaux announced their engagement in May 2023, sending ripples of excitement through the entertainment and sports worlds. In photos shared on Instagram, the couple showed off photos from the loving moment, which took place in Capri, Italy.

“I can’t even lie; I was nervous as hell, and I never thought I’ll be getting down on one knee, but love will make you do some amazing things in life,” Davon wrote in a post online. “Chanel, I love you so much, and I wouldn’t have rather [spent] this moment with no one else by my side!” For her part, Chanel explained that she was enthusiastic about the “new chapter” in their lives.

Days before Chanel and Davon got engaged, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. The pair's love story has been a source of admiration, with glimpses into their relationship shared on social media. Now, the couple has eloped, officially solidifying their commitment to one another.

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Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show.

Surprise! Davon Godchaux and Chanel Iman eloped on a yacht.

Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux wasted no time making things official. The couple officially tied the knot in January 2024, just months after they got engaged. In an interview with Vogue, the newlyweds revealed that they eloped on a yacht near the Caribbean Islands one month after they had a civil ceremony in New York City.

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“We planned the wedding the way we desired — doing something together that we love with our kids and our blended family,” Chanel told the publication.

“This was our ideal, dream day. A handful of people attended the wedding — including my best friend and soul sister, Heidy De la Rosa.” Chanel and Iman chartered the yacht for the entire day and sailed around from island to island.

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For the ceremony, Chanel and Davon decided to keep things small. The former Victoria’s Secret model wore a Zuhair Murad gown while her beau rocked a custom black-and-white suit. Chanel and Davon had an intimate wedding that was attended only by their children — Chanel has two kids from a previous relationship — and their immediate families. After the ceremony, the group sailed to Anguilla, St. Barts, and Cap Juluca.

Chanel and Davon had a whirlwind romance — check out their relationship timeline!

Chanel and Davon were first linked in April 2022, after they were spotted at Coachella together. According to Us Weekly, the pair posted several photos from their desert adventures that weekend, marking the official start of their romance. Chanel explained that she was “happy” with her new relationship, which came on the heels of her split from Sterling Shepard.

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Chanel Iman and Davon Godchaux are seen at the beach.

Iman and Davon welcomed their daughter, Capri Summer Godchaux, in September 2023 and shared the touching moment on social media. Since then, the couple has been very open with their relationship. They regularly post photos of their family on Instagram, with Chanel and Davon making no secret of their love for one another.

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