KRISTEN BELL and DAX SHEPARD have reportedly tied the knot in a small courtroom ceremony.
The actors have been engaged since 2010 and they finally made their romance official on Thursday (16Oct13), according to TMZ.com.
Bell and Shepard were hoping to just obtain a marriage license at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office , but when a court employee offered to marry them on the spot, the couple agreed, and the ceremony was held in a nearby courtroom.
The website also reports that a photographer was present to capture the nuptials, during which Bell wept tears of joy.
She previously stated that the couple did not want to wed until same-sex marriage was legal in America; gay unions are now recognized by the federal government.
The actress recently stated she wasn't keen on a a big, lavish affair, explaining, "It's not a desire of either of ours to have any sort of day of celebration for us. I feel like we get enough attention in our daily lives and we just want something sort of private that involves pen and paper."
She added, "Honestly, I could go home and we could do it today, there's no forethought really going into it."
Bell and Shepard welcomed a baby daughter in May (13).