Ever since the news of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's wedding broke, their fans have been excited to get their hands on anything and everything concerning the two. But to their disappointment, the couple got married in a hush-hush ceremony and kept their wedding under wraps. Until now.
The newly-weds took to Twitter on Monday evening to share the big news along with a message for their fans and loved ones.
The two posted identical messages along with photographs from their wedding ceremony. "Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey," the two wrote.
Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017
Anushka too shared a memorable moment from the wedding ceremony.
Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/Scobdiqk7l— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 11, 2017
The newlyweds looked lovely as they exchanged garlands and promised each other a lifetime of togetherness and happiness.
An official statement from YRF was sent out to announce the wedding. The statement read as follows.
"We are very happy to announce that Ms. Anushka Sharma and Mr. Virat Kohli got married at a private ceremony in Italy, today. The wedding was attended by close family and a few friends as they wished their wedding to be a very private affair. The wedding was performed as per Hindu rituals. Top fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed the wedding ensemble for both the bride and the groom. Virat and Anushka will now start inviting all industry friends and colleagues for the celebrations that are set to happen in Mumbai."
The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on December 21 which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on December 26.
The newlyweds will then travel to South Africa, where Virat will start prepping for the upcoming series. Anushka will spend the New Year’s Eve with him and return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai.
She will also start prepping for Sui Dhaaga as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan. Anushka will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of Pari which is releasing on 9th February.
Virat, on the other hand, will be playing the series in South Africa for 2 months which includes three Tests, six One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.
Post their wedding the newlywed couple will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi.
Earlier in the week, several events took place that affirmed the possibility of the two tying a knot but celebrities from both cricket and film fraternities maintained a stoic silence over the wedding. But now that Virushka has officially taken the plunge, it's more than just a happy event for both fans and celebrities.