Much talked about couple- renowned bollywood celebrity Anushka Sharma and star cricketer Virat Kohli have finally tied the knot in Italy on December 11, saying bye to all speculations and rumours about their relationship. In an official statement, it has been revealed that the wedding was attended by close family and a few friends as they wished their wedding to be a very private affair.
Kohli is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes and a huge star in cricket-crazy India, and Sharma is one of the top actresses in the multi-billion-dollar Indian film industry.The duo will be the latest in a list of Bollywood-cricket weddings.
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 26th December.
Their spokesperson said, “We are extremely grateful to the media for their support and understanding in making this special occasion a memorable one and thank them for their continued love and support.”
Post their wedding the newly wed couple will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi.
Anushka writes, “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.”
While Virat also shared the same note with a different picture from the auspicious ‘jaimaal’ ceremony.
The newly-wed couple will travel to South Africa where Virat will start preparing for upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year’s Eve with him and return in first week of January to begin next schedule of a film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai.
The celebrity couple and their families have flown out of India for the week-long celebrations.The Indian captain has said he needed to rest because of his “massive workload”, ahead of the national side’s tour of South Africa in January.
Kohli and Sharma, both 29, started dating in 2013 after they met during the filming of a shampoo advert.
The high-profile couple made their first public appearance a year later during a football match.