Brigitte Nielsen has gone from The Surreal Life to surreal wife.
The serial bride and former Mrs. Sly Stallone has tied the knot for the fifth time, wedding Mattia Dessi in Malta Saturday.
According to People, the Red Sonja star, who turns 43 July 15, married the 28-year-old Italian model at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort & Spa on the Mediterranean island over the weekend after several years as an on-again, off-again couple.
"She is like a little child. She is pretty happy," Nielsen's longtime manager Luigi Balduini told the magazine, adding that the former Surreal Life star was "pretty excited" by her missus status.
For those keeping score at home, the nuptials not only mark Nielsen's fifth trip down the aisle--but also her second attempt at becoming Mrs. Dessi.
On Feb. 21, 2005, the couple staged a wedding ceremony in front of family and friends in the Dominican Republic, though apparently the do was nothing more than a trial run. The marriage was never deemed legal due to a minor technicality: Nielsen was still officially married to husband number four, former race car driver Raoul Meyer.
Balduini spun to People that the first go-round "was more like an official engagement" rather than a wedding and that it was an honest mistake rather than Nielsen attempting to test the waters of polygamy.
This time around, Balduini assures the marriage is legit.
As for Nielsen and Dessi, a portion of their coupling was documented on VH1, courtesy of his brief appearances and frequent mentions on both The Surreal Life and Strange Love.
The latter, a spinoff reality series chronicling Nielsen's romance with Surreal Life costar and Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav, ended its run in 2005, the same year of Nielsen's faux nuptials.
As for the relationship between the actress and the clock-sporting rapper, Balduini said there was affection, but described it as "more of a strong friendship" than a full-blown romance.
Mercifully, Nielsen, whose pantheon of exes includes photographer Sebastian Copeland and Danish singer Kaspan Winding in addition to Stallone and Meyer, has no plans to document her new relationship for the cameras.