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DJ Bobo ties the knot

Bride and groom exchange their first kiss as a married couple

(Keystone)

Switzerland's best-selling pop musician, DJ Bobo, has married his long-time girlfriend, singer Nancy Rentsch, in Lucerne. About 100 guests had been expected to witness the private wedding, which was held at Lucerne's Gütsch Castle.

The castle was turned into a fortress as organisers ensured a tight security presence kept unwanted attention away from the celebrations.

DJ Bobo said before the big day that the wedding would be "romantic and kitsch".

The couple will honeymoon in Hawaii next year.

"We will go on our honeymoon next year, because we don't have any time at the moment, as we're currently on tour," DJ Bobo said.

The 33-year-old musician from canton Aargau met his bride, who is three years younger, in 1993 during a music festival.

Bobo was initially married to Daniela Baumann, but divorced in 1994.

Bobo, whose real name is René Baumann, has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. He has been particularly successful in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and Germany.

After producing an unsuccessful single in 1989, the former baker became world famous with his 1993 hit "Somebody Dance With Me".

Between 1995 and 1999, DJ Bobo won five consecutive World Music Awards, as well as numerous other distinctions. On several occasions, he took Bravo's Best Singer, Best Show and Best Live Act awards.

swissinfo with agencies


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