updated - May 25, 2013 Saturday EDT
Jeff Dunham, the comedian, wed his longtime girlfriend Audrey Murdick in Santa Ynez over the weekend, and shed 25 pounds before the wedding, according to reports.
TA DAAAA! @audreymurdick and I are now married and I'm the luckiest guy on the planet! #jedreywedding2012 Off to honeymoon!" Jeff Dunham wrote on Twitter on October 13. Dunham and Murdick have been dating since 2009.
He later added, "Wow... You guys are awesome... Thanks for all the kind messages & good wishes for Audrey and me."
Dunham has been known to be occasionally controversial and his successful ventriloquism act has made him one of America's highest-earning comics.
A picture from the wedding has hit the web, featuring Jeff, 50, and Audrey, 32, grinning from ear to ear. She additionally showed off the wedding band on her ring finger.
This is Jeff Dunham's second marriage, after being previously married to Paige Dunham from 1994 to 2008. The former couple has three daughters together and his eldest daughter Bree escorted her father down the aisle, according to OTRC.
Leading up to the wedding, Dunham followed a diet and exercise plan his now-wife planned for him as she is not only a fitness model, but a certified nutrition consultant and fitness trainer
Dunham told People magazine that he and Murdick followed the diet she sticks to when preparing for a National Physique Committee bikini competition: one that's high in protein, low in carbs, moderate in healthy fats and free of gluten, dairy and alcohol. As a result, he shed 25 pounds.
Dunham also did cardio six to seven days a week, working up to an hour and 20 minutes a day on a stair climber, plus three days of weight training every week.
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