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Justin and Jess wed after week-long Italian bash

BRITNEY Spears and Cameron Diaz weren't good enough for him, but Justin Timberlake has married the love of his life.

The singer is officially off the market after walking down the aisle with Jessica Biel (30).

Timberlake (31) married the American actress during an intimate ceremony in southern Italy yesterday.

"It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends," the couple said.

The pair, who began dating in January 2007, got engaged last December, although they had separated in March 2011.

The Sexy Back singer and Seventh Heaven actress have been in Italy all week amid rumours that they would tie the knot this weekend. However they surprised guests by holding a Friday ceremony.

The pair even went to the lengths of keeping the venue location a secret from guests until the last minute.

They enjoyed a week of celebrations before the big day, including a beach party with dinner, cocktails and a 10-minute firework display.

Celebrity guests -- including Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg, rapper Timbaland and Seventh Heaven actress Beverly Mitchell -- were photographed enjoying more festivities the following night as they partied at a grotto beside open fires and dined on local cheeses, olives and wine.

Other than the brief statement, details of the wedding have yet to emerge. While pictures emerged of guests enjoying the couple's pre-wedding celebrations at a traditional Italian castle emerged during the week, it appears Justin was able to grant his bride's one wish for her wedding day -- privacy.

"That's all I wish for, whenever it may be, is just privacy," Biel had said of her wedding. "That's it. If we can have that, anything else can go wrong. I don't care."

Despite being fiercely private, neither star is a stranger to high-profile romance. Biel has reportedly dated fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, who got married recently to Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively, while Timberlake has dated Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Charmed actress Alyssa Milano.

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