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Cruz and Bardem have tied the knot

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have got married - in a match made in Oscar heaven.

The actress' representative Amanda Silverman has confirmed that the couple tied the knot at the beginning of July at a friend's house in the Bahamas.

She said the ceremony for 36-year-old Penelope and her 41-year-old groom was a small one that only family members attended.

The Nine star's wedding dress was designed by a longtime friend, fashion designer John Galliano.

The Spanish couple appeared together in the 2008 Woody Allen romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which Penelope won a supporting actress Oscar.

Javier has his own Academy Award to add to the mantelpiece - he was named best supporting actor for his role in the 2007 crime thriller No Country For Old Men.