Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:45:00 GMT | By Reuters

Evan Rachel Wood marries Jamie Bell

Hollywood actress Evan Rachel Wood has quietly married Briton Jamie Bell - star of the 2000 ‘Billy Elliot’ dance movie - in a ceremony in California, Wood's spokeswoman said on Wednesday.


Evan Rachel Wood marries Jamie Bell (© Reuters)

"The bride wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera. It was a small ceremony with close family and friends," the spokeswoman said in a statement, adding that the wedding took place on Tuesday.

In a Twitter posting on Wednesday, Wood, best known for her roles in ‘The Wrestler’ and coming of age movie ‘Thirteen’, said: "Words cannot describe the happiness I am feeling. Overwhelming."

Wood, 25, first began dating Bell about seven years ago. However, the pair broke up and Wood went on to have a highly publicized engagement with heavy metal rocker Marilyn Manson, who is almost twice her age.

Wood and Bell, 26, were rumored to have become engaged in January this year, but never confirmed their relationship.

Bell found fame as the teen star of film ‘Billy Elliot’, which was about a ballet dancer growing up in a tough coal mining town in northern England. He won a British BAFTA award for the role and has since appeared in adventure movies like ‘The Eagle’ and ‘Jumper’.

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