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Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore Marry in Georgia

March 11, 2009 4:56 PM ET

Ryan Adams and singer-actress Mandy Moore were secretly married yesterday in Savannah, Georgia, reps for both told Us Weekly. Adams and Moore announced their engagement in February 2009 after an on-off romance that began in March 2008. Moore recently told Us she wanted a quiet wedding, saying, "Hopefully, it can happen and slip by unnoticed by everybody. I guess we have to be sort of sneaky about it, but I'll see what I can accomplish."

When he announced his break from the Cardinals and subsequent hiatus in January 2009, Adams expressed a desire to get on with his private life, writing in a blog post, "I am excited to step away. i lost more than anyone will ever know (hearing, someone i loved, my sense of dignity, a never ending losing battle with stage fright." The last year has also seen the prolific singer sober up, quit smoking and work on numerous books.

The honeymoon will have to wait as Adams is still on the road for the last time with the Cardinals, performing tonight in Columbia, South Carolina. Adams' tenure with the Cardinals concludes March 20th with a show at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. Despite Adams' assertion that he'll take a hiatus once after the band's final show, there have been reports that Adams is already working on a new album called Dear Impossible, his follow-up to 2008's Cardinology.

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