Robbie Williams begins married life
Robbie Williams is enjoying his first full day of married life after tying the knot with actress Ayda Field in the grounds of his Beverly Hills mansion.
The pair exchanged vows in front of family and friends during the 30-minute ceremony at the weekend.
They did their utmost to keep the ceremony secret after agreeing a deal with Hello! magazine for the wedding photos, but airborne photographers snapped Robbie, 36, wearing a black tuxedo with his bride, 31, in a white layered dress with her hair pinned up.
Several marquees and a flower arrangement spelling out the word "love" were also pictured in the grounds of the singer's £12 million hacienda-style mansion.
Robbie's spokesman confirmed the ceremony took place on Saturday, issuing a one-line statement saying: "Robbie Williams and Ayda Field were married (on August 7), in a ceremony held in the grounds of the home they share in Los Angeles."
His father Pete Conway told reporters: "At last, Rob is happy. That's what you want for your kids and this is the happiest I've seen him.
"Ayda is so beautiful and delightful and so lovely and just so right for him. They are brilliant together."
The Stoke-born star's Take That bandmates - whom he dramatically rejoined last month - are not thought to have flown over for the ceremony. Instead they reportedly sent a series of messages to be read out.
Pictures of the wedding will be revealed in Wednesday's edition of Hello!, the magazine added.
The happy couple are reportedly going on a two-week honeymoon before Rob arrives back in the UK to promote the new Take That material.