The newlyweds

Soccer Star Henrikh Mkhitaryan Marries Fiancée Betty Vardanyan in Venice


By Lily Waddell

VENICE (Daily Mail) — Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan married Betty Vardanyan in a romantic ceremony in Venice, Italy on Monday, June 17.

The pair, 30, were the picture of true love when they boarded a water taxi to head to their wedding reception.

The newlyweds traveled by a gondola to their reception.

Betty, the daughter of Armenian politician Mikael Vardanyan, was every inch the blushing bride with her stunning ivory dress, glistening tiara and extravagant veil.

With the picturesque backdrop of the floating city, the lovebirds didn’t miss the opportunity to get stunning wedding photographs for the memory book.

Love was well and truly in the air as the newlyweds shared a smooch on the back of the boat, in front of three photographers.

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The couple showed their close bond as they entwined their fingers while holding hands at the back of the boat together.

Crowds of people stopped to watch on as the footballer and his new bride enjoyed the ride in the private water taxi underneath the bridges of Venice.

The sports star excitedly posted a picture of the couple at the wedding venue after the ceremony, not wanting to wait long to share the happy news on Facebook.

Holding hands on the boat

Accompanied with a heart emoji, he wrote: “Marry me and stay with me forever.”

The newlyweds have previously kept their romance tightly under wraps and have yet to speak publicly about their love story.

It is known the couple decided to get engaged in November, only tying the knot just seven months later.

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Their love story appears to be something of a whirlwind romance, with the pair first being linked in the summer of 2018.

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