BRAND NEW ON E!
Brittany Murphy can finally retire her little black book.
After two previous attempts at tying the knot, the erstwhile Clueless star finally has made it down the aisle, swapping vows with British writer-director Simon Monjack.
The 29-year-old tied the knot with the 37-year-old Monjack, who contributed to the story for the recent Factory Girl, at the duo's Los Angeles home "several weeks ago in a very intimate ceremony," Murphy's publicist, Nicole Perna, confirmed to E! News.
The ceremony was officiated by a rabbi and attended by family members, per Perna.
The newlyweds had managed to keep their union on the down-low until this weekend, when an Us Weekly reporter spotted the couple at the Kentucky Derby flashing Neil Lane wedding rings. According to the jeweler to the stars, the twosome couldn't decide which bling best suited Murphy's nuptial needs and, as a result, opted to double their pleasure with two platinum-banded diamond cushion-cut rings, one yellow and one white.
The hush-hush ceremony—and reluctant confirmation that a ceremony even took place—follows an equally quiet courtship. Murphy and Monjack didn't make any public appearances together and never announced their engagement, which, based on her dating timeline, had to have taken place within the past eight months.
As recently as last summer, Murphy was eyeing a trip down the aisle with then fiancé Joe Macaluso. She met the best boy grip while working on the 2004 romantic comedy Little Black Book, got engaged on New Year's 2006, but called off their engagement in August. The breakup was said to be amicable.
That wasn't the case with her first engagement. In May 2004, Murphy and talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz put the kibosh on their engagement, after five months of betrothal, after reports surfaced that Kwatinetz was still hung up on an ex-girlfriend.
No wonder Murphy kept this one quiet.
In any case, the newly minted marrieds will get their fill of drama in the near future, signing on to work together on The White Hotel, which Monjack adapted from D.M. Thomas' novel about Sigmund Freud and his relationship with an opera-singer patient. Monjack will also direct the drama, with Murphy on board to star.