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Furtado reveals secret marriage

19 October 08 09:34 GMT

Pop star Nelly Furtado secretly married her boyfriend earlier this year, the singer has revealed on Canadian TV.

Furtado, 29, married sound engineer Demacio Castellon on 19 July. The couple had worked together on Furtado's 2006 album, Loose.

She told Entertainment Tonight Canada: "I love it. I'm happy... I'm excited about the future."

Furtado shot to fame in 2000 with her her hit single I'm Like a Bird and debut album Whoa, Nelly!

Relaxed

She won a Grammy for best female pop vocal performance for the multi-platinum album, but her 2003 follow-up Folklore was less successful.

Furtado and Castellon worked together on Furtado's third album, with its songs Promiscuous and Maneater briefly hits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Speaking about her marriage, Furtado added: "I just feel kind of free and relaxed and more in tune with trying not to be so stressed out."

The Canadian singer has a child, four-year-old daughter Nevis, from a previous relationship that ended in 2005.

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