Melrose Place alum Daphne Zuniga ties the knot with longtime beau David Mleczko in small private ceremony

By Kevin Kayhart For

Published: 19:50 EDT, 8 June 2019 | Updated: 20:08 EDT, 8 June 2019

Daphne Zuniga is a married woman.

The actress, best known for her roles on Melrose Place and One Tree Hill, wed longtime beau David Mleczko in a private ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday.

‘It’s just family and very intimate,’  Zuniga revealed to People in the days before before the wedding. 

Hitched! Daphne Zuniga married her longtime beau David Mleczko in a small and private ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday

Zuniga, 56, added, ‘I always had this fear of having too big of a wedding that I’d feel like I was going to be acting or performing because I’ve been a bride on-screen. 

In real life, I wanted it to be more poignant and private.’

Surrounded by about 30 family members, the bride and groom were married at the Oleana Restaurant by close friend Sharon Salzberg, who’s a New York Times bestselling author.    

The couple wrote their own vows, but the actress foresaw that both of them may need some help from their friend.  

Personal touch: The couple wrote their own vows for the ceremony that consisted of about 30 family members; they are pictured at a Mother’s day event in Malibu in May

‘Sharon’s going to read them because we don’t think we can get through it without falling apart,’ Zuniga revealed while laughing. 

I’ll still fall apart, are you kidding? It’s going to be like stuffing the Kleenex right in the dress.’

For the monumental event Zuniga wore a Nicole Miller gown.  

The couple, who first met when they were set up on a blind date 12-years ago, got engaged last November.

This is Zuniga’s first marriage and the second for Mleczko.

The actress made her onscreen debut in the slasher film The Dorm That Dripped Blood when she was just 19. 

Her breakout role came on the hit primetime soap Melrose Place from 1992 to 1996. She would reprise her role as Jo Reynolds in a couple of episodes of the show’s reboot in 2009 and 2010.

Zuniga also starred as Victoria Davis on One Tree Hill from 2008 to 2012.

Making her mark: Zuniga had her breakout role on Melrose Place from 1992 to 1996; pictured are some of the female stars that include Marcia Cross, Laura Leighton , Courtney Thorne-Smith, Heather Locklear, Zuniga, Josie Bissett and Kristin Davis


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