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Friday, 13 April, 2001, 10:22 GMT 11:22 UK
Barrymore and Green 'marry'
Tom Green and Drew Barrymore
Green and Barrymore have confirmed marriage before
Comedian Tom Green has said he and actress Drew Barrymore have married, ending months of speculation.

The 29-year-old comedian and Barrymore have told the media on several occasions in the past that they have tied the knot only to deny it later.

We've had so much fun with lying to the media about it

Tom Green
"We went away on sort of a little trip," Green said.

"We tried to kind of do it under the radar," he added.

He said he wanted to confirm the marriage and "not lie about it the way I normally do about these kinds of things".

False announcements

"We've had so much fun with lying to the media about it," he added.

We wanted it to be a real wedding

Tom Green

The couple got engaged last July, and falsely announced they had married to the press at the UK premiere of Barrymore's film Charlie's Angels in November.

Green said: "We realized we really didn't want to make a joke out of the actual, real wedding.

"We wanted it to be a real wedding, a real thing for us," he said, adding that they wanted the nuptials to be something they could always remember and have for themselves.

Drew Barrymore was briefly married before to a British bar owner, Jeremy Thomas, in 1994.

Two months ago the couple were saved by their dog from a blaze at their Beverley Hills home.

The fire gutted their Los Angeles home but the couple were alerted to the fire by their dog Flossie.

See also:

15 Jul 00 | Wales
'Wild child' Drew settles down
19 Feb 01 | Entertainment
Dog saves Barrymore from blaze
23 Nov 00 | Entertainment
Royal première for Charlie's Angels
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