Actress Liz Hurley 'marries in secret'
POSTED: 6:29 a.m. EST, March 3, 2007
• Elizabeth Hurley and husband to host lavish wedding party
• Reports say the pair married Friday in front of two witnesses
• Guests to include Elton John and Hurley's ex, Hugh Grant
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley married Indian businessman Arun Nayar in a secret ceremony on Friday, a day before the couple were due to host a lavish wedding party, British media reported on Saturday.
The Daily Mirror newspaper said Gloucestershire's county superintendent registrar Anne Williams conducted the civil ceremony at Sudeley Castle in the west of England together with another registrar in front of two witnesses.
Reverend John Partington told the Daily Mirror he would bless the couple later on Saturday at the castle, describing his blessing as "a celebration of their wedding."
Sudeley Castle is owned by the family of Henry Dent-Brocklehurst, who is a close friend of Hurley.
After the blessing Hurley, 41, and Nayar, 42, will host a lavish party with actress Patsy Kensit, singer Sir Elton John, fashion designer Donatella Versace as well as the model's former lover, British actor Hugh Grant, expected to attend.
Hurley's 13-year relationship with Hollywood star Grant ended in 2000 after his well-publicised encounter with a prostitute.
Two years later, she had a son with U.S. film producer Steve Bing. She met Nayar, who has celebrity status himself, shortly after her child was born.
The Daily Mirror said the couple will travel to Rajasthan on Sunday for a traditional Indian-style wedding.
Hurley's publicist was unavailable for comment.
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