Just married! Actor Giovanni Ribisi and his model bride Agyness Deyn pictured moments before their surprise wedding

By Tamara Abraham and Kristie Lau

..British model Agyness Deyn has married U.S. actor Giovanni Ribisi, it was revealed yesterday.

The wedding, which took place last Friday, will come as a surprise to many, as it was not widely known that the pair were dating.

The news was confirmed yesterday in a statement from Mr Ribisi's publicist after Crown City News snapped a photograph of the couple moments before they tied the knot at Los Angeles County Registrar.

Surprise! Giovanni Ribisi (left) and Agyness Deyn (right) have married. The model's sister took to Twitter to show a new photograph of the happy couple

The 29-year-old model's sister took to Twitter to celebrate their union, posting the photograph of the happy couple.

Its caption reads: 'CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG!!! Congrats to my sis... and mi [sic] new bro inlaw Giovanni'.

It was an interesting choice of words given Mr Ribisi, 37, recently split from long-term girlfriend Chan Marshall, a singer who is better known by the name Cat Power, who he had been dating since 2009.

The pair had been living with his 14-year-old daughter Lucia in his Los Angeles home.

Just married! Friends actor Ribisi (pictured in February, left) had been dating British model Deyn (pictured in May, right) for 'a while'

Interestingly, Ms Marshall released a music video for a new song at the end of December, 2011 which was directed by Mr Ribisi.

Clearly, the new romance gained momentum quickly.

The new couple told the Huffington Post: 'Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribisi quietly married in Los Angeles over the weekend.'

According to Crown City News, the couple were seen 'passionately kissing' while standing in line.

Wedding night lingerie? Miss Deyn was spotted carrying a La Perla bag on Monday in Beverly Hills

They admitted to the reporter that they were getting married, and had been dating for 'a while'.

Miss Deyn had said in March that she was single.

Mr Ribisi, an active Scientologist, shot to fame after playing Phoebe's wayward brother Frank in Friends.

He has since enjoyed a successful Hollywood career with roles in The Rum Diary, Entourage, Avatar and Ted.

Claim to fame: Mr Ribisi starred on hit sitcom Friends as Phoebe's brother, Frank, between 1995 and 2003

Miss Deyn, who was pictured in Beverly Hills on Monday carrying a La Perla bag, began her career as a model.

Her real name is Laura Hollins.

She enjoyed huge success, fronting countless campaigns and has appeared on the covers of both the U.S. and UK editions of Vogue.

The blonde, whose real name is Laura Hollins, is now an actress and singer, with her biggest role to date in the 2010 film, Clash of the Titans.

She previously dated The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jnr and Phantom Planet frontman Alex Greenwald.