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Zellweger marries country star

By David Daniel
CNN

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Kenny Chesney
Renee Zellweger

(CNN) -- Actress Renee Zellweger and country music star Kenny Chesney -- who met in January at a tsunami relief benefit -- were married Monday on the resort island St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A spokesperson for Zellweger confirmed the pair tied the knot on the resort island, with the bride wearing a Carolina Herrera dress for the 15-minute ceremony on the beach.

Zellweger, 36, and Chesney, 37, met at the Concert of Hope tsunami relief event in January, and fans first learned of the romance April 29 when she brought him an on-stage margarita -- and a kiss -- at a concert in Jacksonville, Florida.

It's the first marriage for both, although each star has come close to tying the knot. Zellweger was engaged to actor Jim Carrey, and Chesney reportedly called off an engagement in 1999, just weeks before the wedding.

Zellweger, who has dated White Stripes singer/guitarist Jack White and Irish singer Damien Rice, won the best supporting actress Oscar last year for "Cold Mountain," and has received best actress nominations for "Chicago" and "Bridget Jones's Diary."

Chesney, the 2004 Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, has had the number one hits "She's Got It All," "How Forever Feels," "The Good Stuff," and "When The Sun Goes Down."

The newlyweds won't have much time for a honeymoon: Chesney's next concert is scheduled for Thursday in Little Rock, Arkansas.


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