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11/10/2013 04:50 pm ET

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It's official: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are married!

The couple said "I do" in front of loved ones in Italy, People announced on Friday.

"It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends," the couple said in a statement.

Marriage has been a long time coming for the couple, who have been linked since 2007. However, it hasn't always been an easy road, considering the pair split in 2011 before rekindling their romance just a few months later.

In early 2012, news broke that Timberlake, 31, had popped the question to Biel, 30, in Jackson, Wyo., though they never directly confirmed the news.

Biel, who has always been particularly guarded about her relationship with Timberlake, opened up about marriage in a May interview with the French magazine Gala.

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