Supercars star James Courtney and partner Tegan Woodford have eloped in secret, the pair revealed on Instagram.
The Tickford Racing driver says he said ‘I do’ earlier this month just over four weeks before the couple are expecting the arrival of their first child together.
Courtney already has two children with his first wife, Carys.
The 42-year-old shared a post alongside his partner’s Instagram page, writing: “Mr and Mrs Courtney. 6/9/22.
“Looking forward to celebrating and doing it all again in the future with our family and friends.”
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Woodford, 33, updated her name on her Instagram account to “Tegan Courtney” earlier this month in the first sign something was up.
A beautiful photo of the couple celebrating their special day even caught friends by surprise.
They were married at the Brisbane Registry on September 6.
It is going to be one of the craziest periods in Courtney’s life ahead of the Bathurst 1000 on October 9 and the due date of their baby on October 21, according to The Herald Sun. The Gold Coast 500 is also scheduled for October 30.
Courtney told News Corp. it is going to be a “massive month”.
“We kept it quiet for a while then it started being not so quiet so I thought we better say something. It was just us two, the kids, Zara and Cadel, my parents and Tegan’s mum.
“You need to have witnesses there so we figured our mums would be the witnesses and we wanted the kids there because they are a big part of everything.
“It was an exciting day, we had a great time. Life’s good at the moment. Life’s great.”
“We’ve got married, Bathurst and then the little guy (arriving). So, it’s going to be a little busy period but it’s awesome, but we couldn’t be happier.”
The pair have been engaged since January, less than a year after the pair went public
In August last year, Courtney apologised after he uploaded a photo of himself baking in the kitchen while Woodford sat on a stool facing the camera wearing a black lace negligee.
In late 2020 it was revealed the Supercars veteran had split with Kyly Boldy, the ex-wife of former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke.