Ari Emanuel and Sarah Staudinger kick off wedding celebrations in St. Tropez with A-list guests

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Entourage muse Ari Emanuel and fashion designer Sarah Staudinger’s star-studded wedding celebrations have officially begun in St. Tropez, France, and a slew of famous faces have already made their way to the coastal town for what is expected to be one of the most star-studded ceremonies of the season.

The entertainment agent was spotted kissing his clothing mogul fiancée as they kicked off their wedding weekend alongside A-list guests like Emily Ratajkowski, Mark Wahlberg, and Larry David.

The happy couple, who began dating in 2018 and got engaged last year, couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they prepared to tie the knot in the upscale area located in the south of France.

Photographers caught them sharing in a big smooch on the balcony of their hotel on Thursday; the two packed on the PDA as they soaked up the French sun in matching white outfits.

Entourage muse Ari Emanuel and fashion designer Sarah Staudinger’s star-studded wedding celebrations have officially begun in St. Tropez, France, and a slew of famous faces have already made their way to the coastal town for the affair

Mwah: The entertainment agent was spotted kissing his clothing mogul fiancée as they kicked off their wedding alongside A-list guests like Emily Ratajkowski, Mark Wahlberg, and Larry David

Mwah: The entertainment agent was spotted kissing his clothing mogul fiancée as they kicked off their wedding alongside A-list guests like Emily Ratajkowski, Mark Wahlberg, and Larry David

The happy couple, who began dating in 2018 and got engaged last year, couldn't keep their hands off each other as they prepared to tie the knot in the upscale area located in the south of France

The happy couple, who began dating in 2018 and got engaged last year, couldn't keep their hands off each other as they prepared to tie the knot in the upscale area located in the south of France

The happy couple, who began dating in 2018 and got engaged last year, couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they prepared to tie the knot in the upscale area located in the south of France

Photos showed the bride and groom looking as happy as could be as they took in the stunning views, while embracing

Photos showed the bride and groom looking as happy as could be as they took in the stunning views, while embracing

Staudinger donned an all-white, haltered, gown; her long, brown hair was slicked back in a tight ponytail

Her beau, for his part, also wore white - rocking a button-downed t-shirt and black dress pants. He finished the look off with a pair of Nike sneakers

Staudinger donned an all-white, haltered, gown. Her beau, for his part, also wore white – rocking a button-downed t-shirt and black dress pants. He finished the look off with a pair of Nike sneakers

Other photos showed them looking as happy as could be as they took in the stunning views, while the soon-to-be husband and wife wrapped their arms around one another.

Photographers snapped the happy couple sharing in a big smooch on the balcony of their hotel on Thursday; the two packed on the PDA as they soaked up the French sun in matching white outfits

Photographers snapped the happy couple sharing in a big smooch on the balcony of their hotel on Thursday; the two packed on the PDA as they soaked up the French sun in matching white outfits

Staudinger donned an all-white, haltered, gown; her long, brown hair was slicked back in a tight ponytail. Her beau, for his part, also wore white – rocking a button-downed t-shirt and black dress pants. He finished the look off with a pair of Nike sneakers.

Sources confirmed to Page Six that the businessman, 61, and the clothing designer, 32, will tie the knot this weekend, and it’s understood that they scheduled the wedding to coincide with the end of the glitzy Cannes Film Festival.

According to the outlet, the couple planned it so that guests could easily make their way to St. Tropez after the movie-focused festival comes to an end on May 28.

But it appears that the celebrations have already begun, with famous faces like Ratajkowski – who often makes appearances on Staudinger’s social media – Wahlberg, and David all being spotted in the area ahead of the wedding. 

The couple was seen grabbing food at the upscale restaurant Senequier alongside David, Ratajkowski, and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, as well as other unknown friends.

Ratajkowski kept it casual for the outing in a pink, sheer, sun-dress with cut out sides, and dark, black shades.

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Wahlberg didn’t join them for the outing, but was photographed arriving in the area later that day. He is a longtime friend and client of Emanuel’s, so it’s no surprise that he will be attending the wedding.

While the guest list has been kept tightly under wraps, it is thought that a host of the duo’s celebrity friends will be attending – as the pair boast an impressive network of high-profile pals through their respective jobs. 

Emanuel, who is the founder of Endeavor Talent Agency, reps many A-list names including Wahlberg and David, as well as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Christian Bale, Whoopi Goldberg, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Scorsese, Larry David, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Bay, and Tyler Perry. 

Sources confirmed that the businessman, 61, and the designer, 32, will tie the knot this weekend, and it appears celebrations have already begun, with famous faces like Ratajkowski (pictured), Wahlberg, and David all being spotted in the area

Sources confirmed that the businessman, 61, and the designer, 32, will tie the knot this weekend, and it appears celebrations have already begun, with famous faces like Ratajkowski (pictured), Wahlberg, and David all being spotted in the area

She also wore her chunky engagement and wedding rings, but opted to go without any other accessories, save for a pair of dark sunglasses

She also wore her chunky engagement and wedding rings, but opted to go without any other accessories, save for a pair of dark sunglasses

She also wore her chunky engagement and wedding rings, but opted to go without any other accessories, save for a pair of dark sunglasses

The model and author, who shares a one-year-old son with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, looked to be having a wonderful time with her friends ahead of the big event, which will take place this weekend

The model and author, who shares a one-year-old son with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, looked to be having a wonderful time with her friends ahead of the big event, which will take place this weekend

The couple was seen grabbing food at the upscale restaurant Senequier alongside David (pictured), Ratajkowski, and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard

The couple was seen grabbing food at the upscale restaurant Senequier alongside David, Ratajkowski (pictured), and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard

Emanuel and Staudinger was seen grabbing food at the upscale restaurant Senequier alongside David (left), Ratajkowski (right), and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard

Ratajkowski, who was joined in St. Tropez by her husband of four years (right), is close friends with Staudinger

Ratajkowski, who was joined in St. Tropez by her husband of four years (right), is close friends with Staudinger  

Ratajkowski, who often makes appearances on Staudinger's social media, kept it casual in a cut-out pink sun dress and black shades for the outing

Ratajkowski, who often makes appearances on Staudinger's social media, kept it casual in a cut-out pink sun dress and black shades for the outing

Ratajkowski, who often makes appearances on Staudinger’s social media, kept it casual in a cut-out pink sun dress and black shades for the outing

Model Ratajkowski and her friends enjoyed food and drinks as they sat outside at the restaurant, before moving inside later on in the evening, when the groom gave a speech

Model Ratajkowski and her friends enjoyed food and drinks as they sat outside at the restaurant, before moving inside later on in the evening, when the groom gave a speech 

There was a large group of people gathered to help the bride and groom begin their weekend of celebrations, with Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard seen making their way through the big crowd of guests

There was a large group of people gathered to help the bride and groom begin their weekend of celebrations, with Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard seen making their way through the big crowd of guests

The couple arrived at the restaurant in an SUV and made their way past a group of photographers before heading inside

The couple arrived at the restaurant in an SUV and made their way past a group of photographers before heading inside 

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is on the board of his company, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft is said to be an investor.  

The couple was seen grabbing food at the upscale restaurant Senequier alongside David (pictured), Ratajkowski, and her husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard

Comedian David was photographed arriving at the dinner, which is believed to have kickstarted the wedding weekend 

Emanuel briefly represented former President Donald Trump during his Apprentice days, and according to TUSEN, he was considered for the Chief of Staff role when Trump was elected.

He hails from a famous family, as his brothers are former mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel – who was the White House chief of staff when Barack Obama was president – and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel. 

As for Staudinger, who launched her own clothing company called Staud with George Augusto in 2015, she has been pictured hanging out with numerous well-known models over the years, including Ratajkowski, Alexa Chung, Georgia Fowler, Meghan Roche, Maria Borges, Valery Kaufman, Harley Viera-Newton, Taylor LaShae, Carly Foulkes, Kristina Cocoli, Laura Love, and Mili Pineiro.

Fans of Staud also include Meghan Markle, Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson, Margo Robbie, Nicole Richie, and Lizzo.

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Emanuel and Staudinger are notoriously private when it comes to their relationship – Emanuel doesn’t use social media and Staudinger never posts any content with him, however, they have been photographed walking the red carpet together a few times throughout their romance. 

It’s unclear how Emanuel and Staudinger first met, but the two moguls started dating in 2018. 

Wahlberg, who is a longtime friend and client of Emanuel's, was also photographed arriving in the area and he later joined the crowd of people celebrating the couple at the restaurant

Wahlberg, who is a longtime friend and client of Emanuel’s, was also photographed arriving in the area and he later joined the crowd of people celebrating the couple at the restaurant

Wahlberg and Emanuel's relationship was showcased in the HBO show Entourage, which follows the career of actor Vincent Chase - played by Adrian Grenier - who is loosely based off of Wahlberg. Wahlberg is seen arriving in St. Tropez

Wahlberg and Emanuel’s relationship was showcased in the HBO show Entourage, which follows the career of actor Vincent Chase – played by Adrian Grenier – who is loosely based off of Wahlberg. Wahlberg is seen arriving in St. Tropez

The actor put on a casual display in a pair of navy pants, matching sneakers, and a white polo shirt

The actor put on a casual display in a pair of navy pants, matching sneakers, and a white polo shirt

The actor put on a casual display in a pair of navy pants, matching sneakers, and a white polo shirt

While the guest list has been kept tightly under wraps, it is thought that a host of the duo's celebrity friends will be attending - as the pair boast an impressive network of high-profile pals through their respective jobs

While the guest list has been kept tightly under wraps, it is thought that a host of the duo’s celebrity friends will be attending – as the pair boast an impressive network of high-profile pals through their respective jobs

Wahlberg (center) was seen sitting with his fellow wedding guests at the restaurant while groom Emanuel gave a speech

Wahlberg (center) was seen sitting with his fellow wedding guests at the restaurant while groom Emanuel gave a speech 

The Hollywood mega agent was pictured speaking into a microphone as he addressed his wedding guests

The Hollywood mega agent was pictured speaking into a microphone as he addressed his wedding guests

The Hollywood mega agent was pictured speaking into a microphone as he addressed his wedding guests 

They briefly broke up in 2020, and at the time, sources told Page Six that Staudinger had been living with Emanuel but moved out after the split.

They got back together in early 2021, and he popped the question in May of that year.

News of the engagement came five weeks after Emanuel took his entertainment and events company public – which also owns the wildly-popular mixed martial arts organization UFC, the Miss Universe pageant, and IMG, a global sports, events, and talent management company. 

After its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, it had a valuation of $10.8 billion. 

Emanuel began by working in the mailroom at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Throughout his career, he was a partner at InterTalent and a senior agent at ICM Partners.

In 1995, he co-founded Endeavor Talent Agency; the company merged with William Morris Agency in 2009. 

Now, Emanuel still owns a stake a stake worth around $480 million in Endeavor, according to Bloomberg.

Described by Fortune as ‘one of the biggest guns in the consolidating entertainment business,’ he was the inspiration for Jeremy Piven’s character, Ari Gold, in the HBO hit Entourage.

Emanuel, who is the founder of Endeavor Talent Agency, reps many A-list names including Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron (pictured with Emanuel in 2015), Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and Mary J. Blige

Emanuel, who is the founder of Endeavor Talent Agency, reps many A-list names including Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and Mary J. Blige (pictured with Emanuel in 2006)

Emanuel, who is the founder of Endeavor Talent Agency, reps many A-list names including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron (left) Jennifer Garner, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Mary J. Blige (right)

He briefly represented former President Donald Trump during his Apprentice days, and according to Deadline, he was considered for the Chief of Staff role when Trump was elected. They are pictured in 2016

He briefly represented former President Donald Trump during his Apprentice days, and according to TUSEN, he was considered for the Chief of Staff role when Trump was elected. They are pictured in 2016

His other famous friends include George Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Christian Bale, Whoopi Goldberg, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Scorsese, Larry David, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Bay and Tyler Perry

His other famous friends include George Lopez, Lindsay Lohan (pictured), Christian Bale, Whoopi Goldberg, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Scorsese, Larry David, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Bay and Tyler Perry

His other famous friends include George Lopez, Lindsay Lohan (right), Christian Bale, Whoopi Goldberg, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Scorsese, Larry David, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Bay and Tyler Perry 

He hails from a famous family, as his brothers are former mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel (pictured with Ari in 2010) - who was the White House chief of staff when Barack Obama was president - and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel

He hails from a famous family, as his brothers are former mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel (pictured with Ari in 2010) – who was the White House chief of staff when Barack Obama was president – and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel 

How Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel’s star-studded career inspired Entourage character Ari Gold

Described by Fortune as ‘one of the biggest guns in the consolidating entertainment business,’ Emanuel – who co-founded Endeavor Talent Agency – was the inspiration for Jeremy Piven’s character, Ari Gold, in the HBO hit Entourage.

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The show follows the career of actor Vincent Chase, who is loosely based off of Mark Wahlberg.

Since Emanuel manages Wahlberg, show creator Doug Elli said he just ‘had’ to include him in the series. 

‘I went into the initial pitch meeting [for the show] and met Ari Emanuel, who said, “All right, it’s Mark and his life. This guy is going to write it, and if it sucks, we’ll fire him and someone else will rewrite it,”‘ Ellin once said, according to Cheat Sheet. 

‘I had never seen anybody in this business really talk like that … So I said, “This guy is a character. He has to be in the show.”‘

The show follows the career of actor Vincent Chase – plated by Adrian Grenier – who is loosely based off of Wahlberg.

Since Emanuel manages Wahlberg, show creator Doug Elli said he just ‘had’ to include him in the series. 

‘I went into the initial pitch meeting [for the show] and met Ari Emanuel, who said, “All right, it’s Mark and his life. This guy is going to write it, and if it sucks, we’ll fire him and someone else will rewrite it,”‘ Ellin once said, according to Cheat Sheet. 

‘I had never seen anybody in this business really talk like that… So I said, “This guy is a character. He has to be in the show.”‘

Emanuel was previously married to Sarah Addington for 20 years, and together, they welcomed three sons. 

Dirt reported that Emanuel purchased a two-acre $27.5 million mansion in Beverly Hills in October 2020, which could serve as his and Staudinger’s first home as a married couple. 

Staudinger spoke to TUSEN.com about the vision behind her brand last year.

‘We launched Staud because we felt that there was a need in the marketplace for elegant chic clothes at an accessible price point,’ she said. 

‘We felt like everything out there was overly trend driven or overpriced. Our goal is to create timeless designs with an elevated aesthetic at a reasonable price.’

As for why she believed her brand was so popular with celebrities, Staudinger told TUSEN.com: ‘I think it’s for the same reason the rest of our customers seem to connect to us.

‘Our pieces allow celebs to make a statement that speaks to their style rather than just the garment or designer they are wearing.

‘Most of the girls that wear our clothes have amazing taste and want to express that and we provide them the canvas.’

She has also been pictured hanging out with numerous well-known models over the years, including Ratajkowski (pictured), Alexa Chung, Georgia Fowler, and Meghan Roche

She has also been pictured hanging out with numerous well-known models over the years, including Emily Ratajkowski, Alexa Chung, Georgia Fowler, and Meghan Roche (puctured)

Staudinger launched her clothing company called Staud in 2015, and has been pictured hanging out with numerous well-known models over the years, including Ratajkowski (left), Alexa Chung, Georgia Fowler, and Meghan Roche (right)

Popular model Maria Borges is often seen posing with Staudinger on her social media page, so she may also be in attendance at the wedding. They are pictured together in 2019

Popular model Maria Borges is often seen posing with Staudinger on her social media page, so she may also be in attendance at the wedding. They are pictured together in 2019

Fans of the brand also include Meghan Markle, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Lizzo, and Bella and Gigi Hadid. Markle is seen wearing one of Staudinger's designs in South Africa in 2019

Fans of the brand also include Meghan Markle, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Lizzo, and Bella and Gigi Hadid. Markle is seen wearing one of Staudinger’s designs in South Africa in 2019

It's unclear how Emanuel and Staudinger (pictured in 2019) first met, but the two moguls started dating in 2018. They briefly broke up in 2020 and got back together in early 2021

It’s unclear how Emanuel and Staudinger (pictured in 2019) first met, but the two moguls started dating in 2018. They briefly broke up in 2020 and got back together in early 2021

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