'I'm so happy to be Mrs McManus': Martine McCutcheon weds musician Jack in Lake Como
21:24 GMT, 19 September 2012
Martine McCutcheon is celebrating after marrying long-term love Jack McManus over the weekend.
The former EastEnders actress, 36, and musician Jack, 28, tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in Lake Como, Italy.
The brunette star announced the happy news today on her Twitter page.
Just married: Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus married in Lake Como, Italy over the weekend
She wrote: 'Hello all! I've been quiet as I've been having the best few days of my life in Italy marrying @jackmcmanus. I'm so happy to be Mrs McManus! x.'
The couple's wedding, which has been photographed exclusively for Hello! magazine, comes nine months after they got engaged following four years of dating.
After Hello! editor Rosie Nixon tweeted the newlyweds congratulations, Martine replied: 'We did it!'
Their ceremony comes five months after Martine's chic hen party in Paris.
Excitement: Martine announced her marriage on her Twitter page on Wednesday night
However, during the months in between, the actress fell out with her chief bridesmaid Kim Crawford.
Kim, who had been friends with Martine for 14 years, claimed in August she had withdrawn from the wedding party after a row.
After revealing her engagement, Martine admitted being abandoned by her father when she was two-years-old had left her wary of marriage.
She said: 'If you've been abandoned by a parent or brought up by a single parent as I was, deep down you feel that's going to happen again.
'Now, with Jack, I feel completely loved. In other relationships I've had to apologise for elements of who I am – 'Sorry about the press,' or, 'Sorry it's not glamorous 24/7.'
'With Jack, there's no need for me to apologise or compromise.'
Recalling their engagement by the River Thames, she said: 'London's Embankment is one of my favourite places in the world and because it was snowing and there wasn't another soul around, there was something truly magical about it.
'It was there, by Albert Bridge, that Jack got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so emotional. Then we ran back to the car laughing and squealing like kids as we were so excited.'