When we last checked in on human art project Shia LaBeouf, we discovered that giving up alcohol had allowed him to ascend to an entirely new plane of LaBeoufness where he’s no longer dangerous to be around but is still prone to ridiculous decisions like getting matching Missy Elliott tattoos on his legs even though he’s in the middle of shooting a movie. He had become a LaBeouf who was no longer driven to incite chaos, but instead was comfortable containing the chaos within himself. He was, essentially, at peace.
So, when news came out today that Shia LaBeouf had done another weird thing, it seemed less like a bizarre, possibly annoying stunt, and more like an honest expression of whatever crazy shit is going on in that head of his. Plus, this weird thing was all about love, and who doesn’t like love?
Apparently, Shia LaBeouf and longtime girlfriend Mia Goth got married today in Las Vegas, and the whole thing seems a bit like a meta commentary on Vegas weddings. Naturally, TMZ was there pretty much every step of the way, reporting that they held the ceremony at the Viva Las Vegas chapel, which is “known for themed weddings.” Obviously, Goth and LaBeouf went with an Elvis theme, because anything else wouldn’t have had the little sprinkle of irony that he loves so much.
Typical LaBeouf weirdness aside, he reportedly cried during the ceremony and Goth seems legitimately excited in this TMZ video:
E! theorizes that this is another elaborate performance art project, but that’s probably because E! is so jaded by celebrity divorces that it no longer believes in the power of love. The A.V. Club, on the other hand, believes in nothing more than the power of love, so we wish these two crazy kids the best of luck. (Unless this was an art project, in which case we’ll be mildly annoyed.)