Hugh Grant once said he was “not a massive believer in marriage,” an institution he felt was “unromantic” because humans were not meant to be in long, faithful relationships.
But the 57-year-old actor, who was propelled to stardom playing a character who famously left his bride at the altar in Four Weddings and a Funeral, finally bit the bullet on Friday when he wed his Swedish girlfriend, Anna Eberstein, 39.
The couple, who have three young children together, married before close family members at Chelsea registry office, just a short distance from their West London home.
They were pictured hand in hand and beaming as they made their way down the confetti-strewn steps of the Old Town Hall on the Kings Road following the short ceremony shortly after 4pm. One or two guests took photographs on their mobile phones but the occasion was low-key and discreet.
The bride, who was holding their daughter, dressed down for the occasion in a short white skirt she was spotted wearing at the 2017 French Open, a smart, fitted blue shirt and espadrilles. She was also wearing a simple, gold wedding band.
Her new husband was dressed in a navy suit, sporting a rather unusual, large silver wedding ring featuring three stones.