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Oscar-winning ‘Once’ singer Marketa Irglova marries - and the groom’s not Glen Hansard

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Oscar winner Marketa Irglova, who once dated Glen Hansard, has married an American studio engineer while visiting family in the Czech Republic.

The 23-year-old announced the news of her wedding visa Twitter. "Wanted to share with (you) I am a married woman now. I got married to the most beautiful man I ever met. I am so very blessed,” she wrote.

The Frames front man then retweeted the message adding: "Congratulations Marketa!!! Happy marriage!!!"

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During the 2006 filming of the low budget Irish movie “Once,” Irglova and co-star Glen Hansard began dating. The award-winning movie, directed by John Carney, tells the modern day love story of a Dublin busker, played by Hansard and an immigrant, played by Irglova.

After the film enjoyed huge success, the couple then went onto form The Swell Season. In 2009, however, they announced their romantic relationship was over.

Speaking about the break up, Hansard later said in an interview: "We broke up because neither of us were really enjoying it."

"What happened to us, is we were pals first and foremost. Then we became lovers and that period of our life was amazing, but we graduated to being pals again."
 

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