On the eve of their first anniversary, Fergie and Josh Duhamel put aside his recent cheating scandal and renewed their wedding vows in a top secret ceremony outside of Santa Barbara, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
The couple married January 10 in Malibu, and threw a lavish party for their friends and family. This time, it was just the two of them and a minister on a bluff overlooking the ocean.
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The pair flew by private helicopter into the Santa Barbara Airport Wednesday, January 6 at just before 4 pm. They were met by a limo from the Bacara Resort which swept them to the lavish hotel 20 minutes away.
“They were both dressed nicely and walked right out to the bluff outside the hotel where weddings often take place,” an eyewitness told RadarOnline.com. “A minister was waiting for them.
“Fergie was crying and seemed very emotional,” the source said, adding that their private ceremony lasted less than 15 minutes.
As the sun went down the couple went into Bacara’s formal Miro restaurant where they were able to eat alone because it was before the restaurant had opened for the evening.
“They had the whole restaurant to themselves and left before the first customers came in,” the source said.
Hand-in-hand, Josh and Fergie left the hotel as quietly as they arrived, and returned to the airport for their trip back to Los Angeles.
Josh was accused of cheating on Fergie last October. Stripper Nicole Forrester claimed she and the actor had a very sexy encounter in Atlanta where he was shooting a film.
Through his rep, Josh denied the story but Forrester had passed a polygraph examination before her story was first published.
Fergie stood by her man through the scandal and then made headlines of her own with a blockbuster interview with The Advocate where she revealed her bisexual past.
Fergie and Josh spent last weekend in Miami, where they attended a Dolphins football game — Fergie is a part-owner — and looked happier than ever.