Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev marry in secret Las Vegas ceremony

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  • Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev have officially tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas.

    The pair recently announced they are expecting their first child, and now they’re officially husband and wife.

    The Countdown presenter confirmed the news that she is now Mrs Kovalev, with a sweet post on social media.

    Alongside a picture of the loved-up couple, Rachel wrote: ‘Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev 🥰 We both said yes! 👰🏼🤵🏻💍🥂💕🇺🇸🇬🇧’.

    Many fans and friends of the couple in the comments to send their well-wishes.

    One said: ‘Congratulations to you both hope you have many more happy times together 😀👰🎩🍾💕’.

    Another wrote: ‘So happy for you both! And welcome to the #wedinvegas club! 😘😘😘’.

    A third said: ‘Wonderful news! You two belong together! 😘😘’.

    According to The Sun, the pair wanted to keep the ceremony private – even from close friends and family.

    A source told the publication: ‘They wanted to ensure it was just the two of them and everything was kept as quiet as possible.

    ‘They did it in complete secrecy — even most of their friends and family had no idea they were going there to get married.’

    The happy news comes after the two announced they are going to become parents later this year.

    Last month, Rachel wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of herself on the Countdown set, cradling her tiny baby: ‘Pash and I have a conundrum for you…you have till December to work it out! We’re over the moon excited 😍’.

    The pair met back in 2013, when Rachel was partnered up with Sasha on Strictly Come Dancing.

    They confirmed their romance the year after, and in 2017 said she had no plans to tie the knot again after she got a divorce from her university sweetheart James Gilbert.

    She said: ‘I am in love now. I don’t feel I have to get married. I don’t think I need that pressure any more.

    ‘I feel settled. I don’t feel the need to do it again. If I’m with someone and I’m happy, that’s enough’