Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy on Monday, they said in a statement, ending weeks of frenzied speculation that they were getting hitched.
“Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you,” the celebrity couple said, adding that it had been a “beautiful day”.
A statement sent to journalists said the wedding had been attended by close family and a few friends as “they wished their wedding to be a very private affair”.
The ceremony was performed according to Hindu rituals, it added.
Kohli and Sharma, both 29, posted different photos of themselves smiling together and dressed in colorful Indian wedding garb on their Twitter feeds late on Monday.
The pastel pink outfits were created by acclaimed Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
The statement added that the couple will host a reception in New Delhi for relatives on December 21, followed by a celebration in Mumbai on December 26 to be attended by Bollywood stars and cricketers.