'Friend' confirms Bingle wedding

A "friend" of Lara Bingle has seemingly confirmed reports she married Sam Worthington last month.

While wedding rumours have persisted for the past year, Bingle appeared to drop the biggest hint of all when she changed her name on Instagram to "Lara Bingle Worthington" last week.

Speculation reached fever point that the model and Rockingham-raised actor had stolen away to a mystery destination to seal the deal on their 18-month- long romance.

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Now, a source close to Bingle has told Who magazine the couple did indeed tie the knot late last month.

"They married between Christmas and new year in a very intimate ceremony," the insider confirmed. "They wanted it to be small and simple."

The few guests reportedly included Bingle's mum Sharon and brother Josh.

While the source said the duo did not wed in the Maldives - Bingle posted a photo from the island last week - they did not confirm the real location.

The 27-year-old beauty has been keeping fans guessing on exactly where she is in the world, posting shots that appear to be of the tropical destination plus Sydney and Turkey in recent days.

As for Worthington, he was noticeably absent from the Sydney premiere of his upcoming family drama Paper Planes, further fuelling rumours the couple were on their honeymoon.

The wedding talk is not the only mystery concerning the pair as of late - they are also reportedly expecting their first child.

Sources say the baggy clothes Bingle has been wearing in recent months point to a concealed pregnancy but neither she nor Worthington has commented publicly on any of the rumours.

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