Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are now a married couple, the duo confirmed on Monday by tweeting images of their wedding. The Indian cricket captain and the Bollywood star tied the knot in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, ending all speculation and suspense surrounding the event. The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on 21st December which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on 26th December. Following the confirmation, Twitter went into a frenzy with wishes pouring in from all parts of the world for the newly wed couple. ( Virat and Anushka's journey in pics)
Almost at the same time, Virat and Anushka both took to Twitter to confirm the news of their wedding.
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
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
'#VirushkaWEDDING' quickly became the top trend on Twitter with celebrities and fans swarming to Twitter to wish the couple.
Many congratulations to u ....— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 11, 2017
Awww this is wonderful!!! Awaiting the official pics but they make a wonderful couple! Wish u guys all the best @AnushkaSharma @imVkohli Both solid, grounded individuals who I'm sure bring out the best in each other! #VirushkaWEDDING https://t.co/8EQ5GbhFfb— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) December 11, 2017
Ever since Anushka and her family were spotted last week at the Mumbai international airport leaving for an unknown destination, rumour mills have been going tizzy with the news of the two stars tying the knot.
Kohli and Anushka, 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.
Kohli is one of the world's highest-paid athletes and a huge star in cricket-crazy India, and Anushka is one of the top actresses in the multi-billion-dollar Indian film industry.
Kohli and Anushka are now the latest entrant in a long list of Bollywood-cricket weddings.
From former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore to the recent Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge union, India has a long history of marriages between cricket players and movie stars.