Despite attempts to sabotage the wedding plans of Ghana star Michael Essien and his sweetheart cum publicist Akosua Puni, the matrimony has taken place secretly.
The big cat was let out of the bag by Eddie Kadi, the MC for Essien's charity bash on Friday night when he refered the astute ex-radio presenter 'Akosua Puni Essienâ€™ during the public event.
This is confirmed by the fact that Akosua has been wearing a wedding ring since she arrived in Ghana two weeks ago to organise the Essien Game of Hope.
See the picture above of her in in Accra during a recent press conference.
The cocktail was held on the eve of Essienâ€™s charity football match between Africa XI and World XI and reports where the MC made the revelation.
This comes after attempts for the ceremony to take place was scuppered last September.
But all looks to have been settled nicely as the couple already have two kids together further strengthening their bond.
Akosua's good manners and good personality is said to have won the heart of the Chelsea star who has been on the bachelors' market for a while now.
The revelation of the secret wedding has also crashed the hopes of many girls in Ghana, Spain, England and France who were hoping to tie down the hottest bachelor in the world.
The identity of Essienâ€™s wife is no longer a top secret after some public falling out with two of his ex-girlfriends Nadia Buari and Dela Ackumey.