Celebrity Weddings of 2021 |  PEOPLE.com

On January 3, the Viking star announced on Instagram that he and his fiancée Dear had fled to a mountain in Utah just a month after their engagement. Her dog Yam was her witness.

“My wife, my best friend, the future mother of my children, my everything,” wrote Ludwig, sharing a photo of the couple in their wedding attire at the lodge on Blue Sky’s private mountain retreat outside of Salt Lake City.

“We decided to flee. It was such a crazy year, but it certainly put things into perspective. Life is too short. And I didn’t want to spend another day without calling this beautiful woman my wife,” continued the actor away. “Of course, when things calm down, we’ll have a decent party with our friends and family, but for now the love of my life, our dog jam root, a yurt on a mountain top in the middle of nowhere, sounded like the perfect start.”