February 9, 2001 12:49


The ceremony was so secret that even the R&B star's daughter was not present...

R&B singer ERIC BENET and actress HALLE BERRY have stunned the showbiz world by marrying in secret.

The couple, who have been engaged for over two years, were due to marry later this year in what was expected to be a celebrity-packed bash. However the couple decided to elope and kept the wedding so secret that even Benet's daughter by a previous relationship, India, was not at the ceremony.

There is as yet no news on where or exactly when the ceremony took place.

A honeymoon is not likely to be on the cards for the couple, as Benet's first single in over a year has just been released in the US and he makes his big-screen debut in Mariah Carey's forthcoming movie, 'All That Glitters'. Meanwhile, Berry has set up her own website, www.hallewood.com. It was at the site's launch in California that news of the nuptials leaked.

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