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Rachel Riley And Pasha Kovalev Secretly Got Married In Las Vegas

Deborah Cicurel

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Rachel Riley And Pasha Kovalev Secretly Got Married In Las Vegas

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Congratulations are in order for Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev: the couple secretly got married in Las Vegas on Friday, sharing the news on Instagram.

The Countdown star and her former Strictly Come Dancing partner posed for a happy photo on Instagram, with Rachel writing: "Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev ... we both said yes!"


Nevada records show that the pair, who met on Strictly Come Dancing, officially got hitched on Friday. The pair are the second couple to marry after meeting on the dancing show in 2013.

A source told the Sun: "They wanted to ensure it was just the two of them and everything was kept as quiet as possible. They did it in complete secrecy - even most of their friends and family had no idea they were going there to get married."

Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images
Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/PA Images

The pair's followers responded in delight, with hundreds of fans and celebrity friends commenting to wish the pair congratulations.

It's been a whirlwind few weeks for the couple, who recently announced they are expecting their first child.


Posting a photo on both Instagram and Twitter cradling her bump beside the famous Countdown board, Rachel wrote: "Pash and I have a conundrum for you...you have till December to work it out! We're over the moon excited".

The board had been adapted to read: "RTINYMATE" - possibly an anagram for maternity, or simply R Tiny Mate, or Our Tiny Mate, referring to the baby.

Rachel and Pasha are just the latest celebrities to elope rather than having the traditional huge celebrity wedding.


Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner and singer Joe Jonas eloped to Vegas, tying the knot without anyone suspecting in May. The wedding, which was shared on Diplo's Instagram story, saw the celebrity couple getting hitched in front of an Elvis impersonator.

The loved up pair had a second wedding this weekend, exchanging vows in France.

You heard it here first: secret celebrity weddings are the new trend to watch.

Topics: Celebrity News, Celebrity Entertainment

Deborah Cicurel
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