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Taking to Instagram over the weekend and absolutely flooring her 614,000-plus followers, Sophie Monk announced her surprise “elopement” to her now-husband – neurosurgical robotics consultant Joshua Gross.

The Love Island Australia host, 42, and her new husband exchanged vows at their home on the Central Coast in NSW last month, with just a handful of guests present at the intimate ceremony and celebration.

“I HAVE A HUBBY! 😃” Monk wrote on Instagram.

“We eloped-ish at home. I can’t believe I met him on a plane! It’s crazy. Best flight of my life! I really do believe everything happens for a reason. I love you @JoshuaGross.”

The pair featured on the cover of Stellar Magazine as they shared the happy news, with thousands of shocked fans falling over themselves to offer words of congratulations.

“We always thought we’d elope, to be honest. So many people said to me, “I didn’t even see my husband on the night; if I had my wedding over, we’d just elope,” Sophie said.

“There’s the public side of Sophie, but having this private moment feels very “us”. We’re joined at the hip more often than not so it feels pretty natural. Now that we’ve done it this way, it just feels so right that I’m glad we didn’t take on any pressure to do it any different,” said Gross.

“This feels like our sanctuary. All my greatest memories are little things like having coffee here in the morning with Soph, and now I’m going to be able to sit out here and have coffee and be like, “That’s the spot where we got married”, or “That doorway is where we had our wedding photos taken!”

Images: Instagram

This article first appeared on OverSixty.

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