NASSAU -- Ex-golfer Greg Norman and
tennis legend Chris Evert were married on Saturday in a seaside
ceremony held under a veil of tight security on Paradise Island
in the Bahamas.
Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force and local
security staff kept reporters, photographers and television
crews from straying beyond checkpoints set up well around the
perimeter of the One & Only Ocean Club resort where the
celebrity couple tied the knot at sunset.
But People magazine said Evert and Norman, both 53,
exchanged vows in front of 140 family and friends, including
U.S. television personality Matt Lauer and singer-songwriter
Evert's youngest son Colton, 12, served as ring bearer, and
sons Nicky, 14, and Alex, 16, walked her down the aisle. Also
present were Norman's daughter Morgan, 23, and son Gregory Jr.,
21, who served as best man, the magazine said.
Media reports have said the couple, who arrived in the
Bahamas on Norman's private jet on Thursday, shelled out up to
$2 million for their lavish weekend nuptials.
Evert, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, divorced
former husband Andy Mill, a World Cup and Olympic skier from
Colorado, last December after 18 years of marriage.
Norman reached a divorce settlement with his wife of 26
years, Laura Andrassy, in September. The Australian won the
British Open in 1986 and 1993.