Actor-producer John Abraham has tied the knot with his girlfriend Priya Runchal in a private ceremony earlier this week. The 41-year-old 'Dhoom' star confirmed the news with a tweet on January 3, "Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham."
John, who was holidaying in the US with Priya, is said to have tied the knot there with only family and close friends in attendance.
Actor Sophie Choudry took to Twitter to wish the newly weds. "Congrats John Abraham... Wish you and Priya all the happiness in the world!! God bless... Lots of love."
Balaji CEO, Tanuj Garg, also wished John and Priya. "Congratulations John Abraham! All my best."
We tried to reach John, but his mobile phone was switched off. Later, we were informed that the actor was unavailable because he had “boarded a flight from LA (on January 3) to Mumbai”. We were also told that “when he reaches the city (Mumbai), one of the first things he will do is issue an official statement regarding his marital status.”
John met Priya, an investment banker, in Mumbai in December, 2010. He was previously in a nine-year relationship with actress Bipasha Basu.
The actor has always been secretive about his status with Priya and has rarely spoken about her in the media.
Talking about Priya Runchal, earlier in an interview, John said , “Priya is just a regular, super girl. She brings a lot of maturity to the relationship, and is very supportive. The good thing is that anyone in her place would love to be photographed, but there’s a sense of dignity and class that this girl has. I respect and love that. It’s an attractive quality. We make a great team."
Bollywood actor John Abraham (L), with girlfriend Priya Runchal, received the Most Stylish Man award during the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012. (AFP)