NASHVILLE, US: She has waited a long time, but Kristin Cavallari finally became a bride on Friday night - and she couldn’t be happier.

‘I’m officially Kristin Elizabeth Cutler!!!!!’ tweeted the former MTV reality star after marrying her NFL fiance, Jay Cutler, in a secret ceremony.

The couple had been spotted purchasing a marriage license for the state of Tennessee at the Davidson County Clerk in Nashville earlier that morning, confirming the speculation that their wedding was looming.

Along with the delighted wedding announcement, the 26-year-old posted a photo of the couple’s complimentary rings. Kristin’s stunningly-delicate diamond-encrusted sparkler was the perfect contrast to Jay’s huge, heavy black ring, that looks like it is tough enough to even stand up to the action of an American football game.  While she is originally from Denver, Colorado, and grew up in California, and Jay is from Georgia, he went to Vanderbilt University so no doubt Nashville is still close to his heart.

The road to the aisle has not been a smooth one for The Hills star and her football hunk, who began dating in autumn of 2011 and first got engaged the following April, only for Cutler to call it off a few months later.–DM