New details have emerged surrounding Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington’s rumoured wedding.

Australian magazines WHO and OK! are both reporting that the celebrity couple did indeed tie the knot late last month, saying ‘I do’ in a private ceremony in front of a handful of family and friends before New Year’s Eve.

A source “close” to the pair told WHO: “They married between Christmas and New Year in a very intimate ceremony,” adding, “They wanted it to be small and simple.”

The source added that Lara’s mum Sharon and her brother, Josh were among the loved ones present.

The magazine also claims the duo are expecting their first child in March.

It’s not known exactly where their secret wedding took place although many are reporting it all went down in the Maldives — a favourite holiday destination for the well-travelled pair.

If the rumours are to be believed and the pair did wed in secret, it’s not entirely surprising. Lara hinted that she might be about to take the next step with her beau in a Facebook post on Boxing Day: “As we long for the fresh beginnings that come with a New Year, I wish you a holiday season to remember. LBx.”

Then, on December 31 the model-turned-entrepreneur changed her name on Instagram to Lara Bingle Worthington, and fans were quick to pick up on the addition. She then shared a snap of her favourite poem I Carry Your Heart with Me by E.E Cummings. The cryptic photo was met with hundreds of congratulatory messages from her followers.

Earlier this week, the Avatar star was notably absent from the Sydney premiere of his upcoming film Paper Planes, with some suggesting that he might have been on his honeymoon. But then, given what we know about the introverted actor, it’s not out of character for him to shun a public event, even if he is the star attraction.

As for the persistent baby rumours that have been lingering since September, we’re none the wiser. She’s been spotted shopping for baby clothes at high-end boutiques in Paris and Hollywood and has been snapped visiting medical clinics in New York City. The source told WHO that Lara and Sam “wanted to be husband and wife before they baby's arrival,” which is said to be in March.

One thing’s for sure, while Aussie media has been having a field day playing what feels like the world’s longest guessing game, it would be fab to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth eventually.

Bingle, 27, and Worthington, 38, met in New York in September 2013 through mutual friend Natalie Imbruglia, and have been inseparable since.

Published Date: 8th January 2015