THE former wild man of Welsh music has finally been tamed.
James Dean Bradfield, the one-time make-up wearing glamour boy of rock, has tied the knot in a romantic and traditional wedding in Italy.
The 35-year-old lead singer with the Manic Street Preachers married his PR girl, 30- year-old Mylene Halsall, in a small ceremony in Florence over the weekend.
Instead of their one-time trademark eyeliner, feather boa and "generation terrorist" look, the bride and groom looked every inch the conservative couple on their big day.
The bride wore a long cream strapless dress and held a small bouquet while her husband wore a dark suit finished off with bright pink tie.
The nuptials, which had been kept a closely guarded secret, were attended by a handful of family and friends including the band's bass player, Nicky Wire.
It had been rumoured that the couple would exchange vows in a star-studded wedding at Llanfihangel Court in Monmouthshire.
Wire's mother Irene Jones, who was not at the wedding, said the newlyweds made a lovely couple.
Mrs Jones, from Blackwood, said, "I met Mylene about a year ago and she was such a sweetie."
But there won't be much time for a long honeymoon. The band are currently putting the final touches to their seventh album.