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Stromae married in secret
According to Het Nieuwsblad, Belgian musician Stromae on Saturday tied the knot with his girlfriend Coralie Barbier. The event was a surprise even to the 180 guests who were invited, but did not know it was a wedding party, according to the newspaper.
The singer, whose real name is Paul Van Haver, married his girlfriend of two years, stylist Coralie Barbier at the swanky Martin's Patershof in Mechelen, a former church that has been converted into a four-star hotel, writes brusselnieuws.be.
To keep the news of their marriage as discreet as possible, Stromae invited the 180 guests to a 'Stromae party'. During the celebration, the guests and hotel management were asked to not take any photos or post about the party on social media.
The 80-year-old eccentric priest Père Gilbert kicked off the event with a ceremony, which was followed by a party in the church hotel, where many of the guests spent the night, writes Het Nieuwsblad.