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Lenny Kravitz Might ‘Wing’ His Wedding Toast, But You’d Better Not

Published Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 2024

Zoe Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz pose for a photo
Zoë Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz pose for a photo together at the 25th Spirit Awards / Photo: George Pimentel/ / LGEPR, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)

In this instance, and only this instance, don’t be like Lenny… Write and rehearse your wedding toast before the ceremony 



Earlier this month, Lenny Kravitz told reporters that he’ll be giving an unrehearsed, heartfelt father-of-the-bride toast at his daughter Zoë’s wedding.


“It just comes at the moment,” he said when Entertainment Tonight’s Deidre Behar asked how he’ll choose the right words for the big event.


“I don’t rehearse those things,” he added, saying that this type of speech always comes “from the heart” for him. (via the exclusive Entertainment Tonight interview at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards)


Now, if anyone can pull off a wedding speech without any practice, it’s Lenny Kravitz. After all, he’s a formidable rock-meets-funk legend, with all the style, sexy swagger, and storytelling skills to go with it.


But for those of us who haven’t rocked a sold-out stadium show in a custom jumpsuit, or given countless off-the-cuff interviews on the red carpet…


Preparation and practice are the keys to a successful wedding toast.


So in this instance, and only this instance, we say – Don’t be like Lenny! 



Click the links below for help writing a memorable wedding toast or officiant speech, and don’t forget: Practice, practice, practice. 





Lenny Kravitz’s multi-talented daughter Zoë Kravitz has been publicly engaged to actor Channing Tatum since October of last year. The gorgeous couple’s wedding ceremony is sure to feature a star-studded guest list. 


To read more about the celebrity couple's engagement, check out this exclusive article in People Magazine: Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum Are Engaged After 2 Years of Dating: Sources (Exclusive)





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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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