‘Catfish’ Star Nev Schulman Gets Hitched in Hamptons Wedding

Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo
Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo, Photo: ©PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

Nev Schulman, star of MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show, is marrying freelance writer and creative director Laura Perlongo at his father’s Hamptons home this weekend. YouTube personality Casey Neistat is officiating the ceremony.

While we don’t know where exactly Schulman’s father resides in the Hamptons, it could be a clue that the famously active social media maven tweeted a photo of East Hampton’s Hook Windmill on Tuesday, July 16, and one of our eagle-eyed readers spotted him at nearby Stop & Shop in the village this week.

He’s clearly already in town and prepping for the big day. On Thursday, July 20, Schulman also tweeted a shot of some mailboxes next to some very Hamptons-looking hydrangeas.

Not the most lucky with love in the past, Schulman, now 32, was famously fooled into an internet romance with an imposter—as chronicled in his 2010 film Catfish (directed by Henry Joost and his brother Ariel Schulman), which launched his career and introduced the titular term to the world lexicon. But this time, his bride-to-be is very real. The two began dating around the summer of 2015, and Perlongo, now 31, learned she was pregnant seven months later, in February of 2016. Schulman and Perlongo were engaged that May, and their daughter, Cleo James, was born on October 21, 2016.

Cleo will serve as flower girl when the couple weds in Schulman’s father’s backyard, according to Page Six. Perlongo plans to wear a dress by Israeli designer Inbal Raviv, along with Edgar Mosa jewelry, while Schulman sports a classic, Casablanca-style tuxedo with black bowtie and slacks, and a white jacket. He shared an Instagram photo of the getup during his fitting last Thursday, July 13.

The celebration will continue with cocktails​, food and a first dance by the pool, People.com reports, but, if Page Six is correct, the reception may then move to the beach where Schulman and Perlongo had their second date.

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Schulman’s Catfish: The TV Show costar, Max Joseph, and others will toast the happy couple and surely wish them great success in their union.

Both Schulman and Perlongo are active on social media—as are there friends, such as Neistat—so it’s a sure bet the entire affair will be well covered, likely on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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