- The British Indian previously presided over the wedding of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck as well as that of Lily Collins and director Charlie McDowell.
Life coach, author, podcaster and former monk Jay Shetty officiated the wedding of actress Vanessa Hudgens and professional baseball player Cole Tucker in Tulum, Mexico, on Dec. 2. The couple met in October 2020 on a Zoom meditation led by Shetty. “I was literally on the Zoom with my girlfriend, and I started hitting her asking who he was, and she had never seen him before,” she told Vogue. “So I proceeded to look on the Zoom square to find out his name and found him on Instagram — and he sent a DM the next day.” They got engaged by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in February 2023. they knew they wanted Shetty to officiate their wedding, she added.
Last August, Shetty, 36, officiated the wedding of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, following their impromptu July Vegas nuptials, at Affleck’s family estate Riceboro estate in Georgia. Before that, he officiated actress Lily Collins and director Charlie McDowell’s September 2021 wedding in Colorado.
He launched “On Purpose” in 2019, and interviews celebrities and other successful people on what they believe is their purpose in life. “I wanted to create a conversation that went beyond the athlete, beyond the celebrity, beyond the personality, the profile, the persona, and to me, that essence that everyone has, that truth that everyone has is their purpose,” he said on “The Build Series” in May 2019. “It’s what we’re ready to die for and what we live for.”
The U.K.-born-and-raised Shetty met a monk while in business school, who encouraged him to spend four summers living a Vedic monk lifestyle at an ashram in Mumbai. Before launching his podcast, he produced videos about relationships, wellness, mental health and purpose for the Huffington Post in New York.
He is married to Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, a vegan chef and Ayurveda expert. They have been married since 2016. She was the first guest on the podcast. She appeared on the show again for its first anniversary. On the show, she revealed that she was in awe of Jay. “I was in awe of him. He also looked really cool – he had a bald head. He didn’t look like the type of person who would be thinking about these things because he had tattoos and a bald head, but then he was in robes. And I said, ‘This is really, really cool, but weird at the same time.”
Last month, the couple was roped in to headline the new Gap Holiday 2023 campaign. Shetty told People he was “really excited” when the clothing band approached them to model for the campaign, because “getting to do anything with my wife was always fun for me.”