‘I’m se­ri­ously happy’

Three months af­ter suf­fer­ing a heart­break­ing mis­car­riage, singer Char­lotte Church ties the knot with mu­si­cian Jonathan Pow­ell…

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With flow­ers in her tou­sled hair as she dances with her long-term love, Char­lotte Church flashes a huge smile at the pho­tog­ra­pher cap­tur­ing the heartwarming mo­ment.

‘Se­ri­ously happy, peo­ple,’ Char­lotte en­thused in the Twit­ter cap­tion last week.

The stun­ning pic­ture was in fact taken a month ear­lier, by Char­lotte’s cousin, at the Voice Of An An­gel’s se­cret wed­ding cer­e­mony to mu­si­cian Jonathan Pow­ell.

Char­lotte, 31, and Jonathan, 30, ex­changed their vows in Septem­ber – just three months af­ter an­nounc­ing she had trag­i­cally lost the first baby they were ex­pect­ing to­gether.

The cou­ple then of­fi­cially mar­ried at a reg­is­ter of­fice in their home city of Cardiff on Oc­to­ber 2, with just a hand­ful of close friends and fam­ily in­vited, be­fore a bless­ing cer­e­mony was held un­der a tree at their home.

In keep­ing with the re­laxed theme, Char­lotte – who is worth a re­ported £9 mil­lion – was no bridezilla in the lead-up to her big day, ad­mit­ting she bagged her hippy-chic wed­ding dress at a re­duced price.

Re­ply­ing to a fan’s com­ment about her gown, she said, ‘Sh­h­hhh… it was

£300 in the sale!’

The star, who found fame as a clas­si­cal singer aged just 11, be­gan dat­ing Jonathan in 2010 af­ter split­ting with rugby player Gavin Henson, 35, fa­ther of her two chil­dren, Ruby, 10, and Dex­ter, eight.

In more re­cent years, for­mer party girl Char­lotte has shunned the lime­light

for a quiet fam­ily life.

A source close to the pair re­vealed, ‘Char­lotte and Jonathan have been in love for a long time, and a wed­ding was al­ways on the cards.

‘They wanted to keep things low-key and swore all the guests to se­crecy as they mar­ried un­der a tree. ‘Jonathan has been a great in­flu­ence on her, and she’s calmed down a lot since she met him.’

A HAPPY END TO A TOUGH YEAR

In May, Char­lotte an­nounced she was preg­nant with her third child, her first with Jonny.

But, three weeks later, she broke the news that they had lost their baby. It’s be­lieved the baby was due in Novem­ber.

‘Now is a time for griev­ing and be­ing to­gether as a fam­ily,’ she said at the time. ‘We kindly ask ev­ery­one to re­spect that peace.’

In a rare in­ter­view about her fam­ily ear­lier this year, Char­lotte re­vealed she hadn’t ‘ruled out’ hav­ing more chil­dren.

‘I’m re­ally happy with my dude. He’s lush, he’s so smart and he re­ally looks af­ter me,’ she said.

‘I don’t know [if we’ll have kids] but I’d never rule out any­thing. Never say never!’

Char­lotte was briefly en­gaged to Gavin in 2010, and they had planned to marry on an is­land hide­away with their chil­dren as brides­maid and page boy.

Yet, just weeks af­ter their en­gage­ment, the cou­ple split, but they’re said to have re­mained am­i­ca­ble.

Gavin, mean­while, is dat­ing 28-year-old Katie Wil­sonMould, the step­daugh­ter of late prop­erty ty­coon Ray­mond Mould. They, too, live in South Wales, with Gav now play­ing for New­port Gwent Drag­ons.

Jonathan, who the singer wed in a se­cret wood­land cer­e­mony, is said to be a ‘great in­flu­ence’ on her

‘Voice Of An An­gel’ Char­lotte shot to fame as a school­girl The star split with rugby player Gavin Henson in 2010

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