BRUSSELS:- Stromae, the Belgian pop superstar whose French-language songs have found global appeal, secretly tied the knot with his stylist at the weekend, the venue manager said Monday. The genre-merging singer married Coralie Barbier just weeks after completing a world tour that took him as far away as New York and Rwanda, where his father was killed in the 1994 genocide. “The wedding took place on Saturday. It was a family affair with some friends there too,” said Stijn Beschuyt, the manager of the hotel wedding venue, a stylishly converted church in the town of Malines.–afp

The 180 invited guests were at first unaware of the event’s true purpose but quickly caught on, Beschuyt said.