Hugh Grant is officially set to get married for the first time

And it has taken everyone by surprise.

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And it has taken everyone by surprise.

It is definitely the month for wedding news, with our weekend dominated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, with the couple tying the knot on Saturday in a touching and star-studded ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

But it wasn't the royal wedding guests or Meghan Markle's wedding dress that had the world talking this morning, with everyone moving on to a new couple instead, following the news that a surprising A-lister is reported to be marrying later this month.

It was announced today that British actor Hugh Grant is set to tie the knot for the first time, later this month.

That’s right. Hugh Grant is getting married.

From Notting Hill and Love Actually to Four Weddings and a Funeral, the now 57-year-old actor has played the leading man in many-a chick flick. But despite being in many long term relationships, the most notable being his 13 years with Liz Hurley, Hugh Grant has never married.

Now however the 57-year-old BAFTA award winner is officially set to walk down the aisle, reportedly tying the knot with Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein, 39, later this month.

Hugh has three children with Anna and another two from a previous relationship.

Congratulations are definitely in order.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.