Steve Smith and Dani Willis
Steve Smith and Dani Willis

Australia cricketer Steve Smith married long-time girlfriend Dani Willis in a secret ceremony on Saturday.

The duo took to Instagram announcing the news on Saturday. Smith proposed Willis atop the famous Rockefeller Centre in New York in 2017.

‘Today I got to marry my best friend. What an absolutely incredible day. Dani Willis looked unbelievably beautiful,’ Smith wrote on his Instagram on Saturday.


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Today I got to Marry my best friend. What an absolutely incredible day. @dani_willis looked unbelievably beautiful

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While Willis kept it subtle, posting the same picture and captioning it ‘15.09.18’ – the day of the marriage.  

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A host of Australian cricketers including Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Moises Henriques among others attended the wedding.

The duo met in 2011 and there were rumors of trouble in paradise after Smith was banned for a year by Cricket Australia for his involvement in Newlands ball-tampering scandal. However, Smith had revealed fiancee Willis had stood by him during that troubled period and been a ‘rock’.

“She has been incredibly supportive and is his complete and absolute rock,” he was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph at the time.

Smith was stripped of Australia captaincy following the ball-tampering scandal and currently is serving a one-year ban.