James Courtney and Tegan Woodford open up about their secret wedding

James Courtney and Tegan Woodford admitted that even their closest friends had no idea they were secretly married until they announced their marriage on Instagram.

The V8 Supercars driver, 42, and his model partner, 33, revealed on Tuesday that they had absconded from a Brisbane registry office several weeks earlier.

They exchanged vows in front of just a handful of people, including Tegan’s mother, James’s parents and their two children from their previous marriage.

James Courtney and Tegan Woodford admitted that even their friends had no idea they were secretly married until they announced their marriage on Instagram (pictured on their wedding day)

James Courtney and Tegan Woodford admitted that even their friends had no idea they were secretly married until they announced their marriage on Instagram (pictured on their wedding day)

The V8 Supercars driver, 42, and his model partner, 33, revealed on Tuesday that they had absconded from a Brisbane registry office several weeks earlier.

The V8 Supercars driver, 42, and his model partner, 33, revealed on Tuesday that they had absconded from a Brisbane registry office several weeks earlier.

The V8 Supercars driver, 42, and his model partner, 33, revealed on Tuesday that they had absconded from a Brisbane registry office several weeks earlier.

“We kept it quiet for a while and then it started to not be so quiet, so I thought I’d better say something. It was just the two of us, the kids Zara and Cadel, my parents and Tegan’s mom,” James said. News.com.au.

You need to have witnesses there, so we thought our moms would be the witnesses and we wanted the kids to be there because they’re such a big part of everything.

‘It was an exciting day, we had a great time. Life is good right now. Life is great.

‘We got married, Bathurst and then the little [arriving]. So it’s going to be a bit of a busy period, but it’s amazing, but we couldn’t be happier,” she added.

They exchanged vows in front of just a handful of people, including Tegan's mother, James's parents and their two children from their previous marriage.

They exchanged vows in front of just a handful of people, including Tegan's mother, James's parents and their two children from their previous marriage.

They exchanged vows in front of just a handful of people, including Tegan’s mother, James’s parents and their two children from their previous marriage.

Announcing their wedding on Instagram, the couple explained that the simple ceremony would be followed by a bigger party for their loved ones in the future.

Mr and Mrs Courtney. 6/9/22. #elope #BrisbaneRegistry,’ they wrote.

“We look forward to celebrating and doing it all again in the future with our family and friends.”

In the attached image, Tegan smiled as she showed off her baby bump in a fitted white wedding dress.

The couple announced their engagement in January and revealed that they were expecting their first child in May.  they are expecting a baby

The couple announced their engagement in January and revealed that they were expecting their first child in May.  they are expecting a baby

The couple announced their engagement in January and revealed that they were expecting their first child in May. they are expecting a baby

She wore her blonde locks in a half up hairstyle and opted for a soft, muted makeup look with a nude matte lipstick.

James looked dapper in a blue suit with a white shirt underneath, which he left unbuttoned for the casual occasion.

The couple announced their engagement in January and revealed that they were expecting their first child in May.

Rumors sparked that they secretly tied the knot earlier this month.

Tegan captioned a video ad with the words: “Four months of loving you.”

Kyly Clarke’s ex was seen wearing a ring on the ring finger of his left hand when they stepped out in Fortitude Valley, Queensland in early September.

Tegan had just had her hair and makeup done professionally by Brisbane hairstylist Sarah Harrington and make-up artist Lira Bahtirimua; however, Bahtirimua said at the time that the look was for a professional maternity shoot.

The champion driver went public with Tegan in April of last year, and has been regularly featured on her Instagram page ever since.

Tegan recently shared this photo of her growing bulge while wearing black lingerie.

Tegan recently shared this photo of her growing bulge while wearing black lingerie.

Tegan recently shared this photo of her growing bulge while wearing black lingerie.

The champion driver went public with Tegan in April of last year, and has been regularly featured on her Instagram page ever since.

The champion driver went public with Tegan in April of last year, and has been regularly featured on her Instagram page ever since.

The champion driver went public with Tegan in April of last year, and has been regularly featured on her Instagram page ever since.

Before dating Tegan, James enjoyed a brief romance with Kyly Clarke, the ex-wife of retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke.

Kyly and James actually met for the first time as children, before reconnecting via social media when their respective marriages ended.

They are believed to have ended their romance in December 2020.

Before dating Tegan, James enjoyed a brief romance with Kyly Clarke (L), the ex-wife of retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Before dating Tegan, James enjoyed a brief romance with Kyly Clarke (L), the ex-wife of retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Before dating Tegan, James enjoyed a brief romance with Kyly Clarke (L), the ex-wife of retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

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