After a long speculation, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are finally married. The couple, who started dating in 2007, tied the knot in front of a group of family members and close friends in an intimate ceremony at the Borgo Egnazia resort in southern Italian city of Fasano.
"It's great to be married," the newlyweds told PEOPLE in a joint statement. "The ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends." Their wedding photos are going to be published on upcoming issue released Wednesday, October 24.
Guests included Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen and Biel's "7th Heaven" on-screen sister Beverley Mitchell. Timberlake's "D**k in a Box" co-star Andy Samberg, music collaborator Timbaland, NSYNC alum Chris Kirkpatrick, and music manager Johnny Wright were there as well.
The festivity was kicked off by the two with a series of gatherings that included a beach party and a dinner. In the former, the guests were treated to fireworks and live music. In the latter, they hung out around open fires and enjoyed fresh-made cheese, local olives and wine.
Timberlake, 31, and Biel, 30, got engaged in December 2011. She once said she did "almost nothing" to prepare the wedding. "I'm one of those people who is not very detail-oriented. I'm sort of the big idea person, so I'll probably give an idea and then let it be created," she explained.
Rumors that they were getting married grew stronger after the "Bad Teacher" actor was spotted going to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. The celebration of his final days as a bachelor continued in Cabo San Lucas, where he and his pals showed off their naked bum to the nosy paparazzi.