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Hanson lead singer weds his teenage girlfriend

Taylor Hanson, the 19-year-old lead singer and keyboard player of the pop trio Hanson, has married his girlfriend of two years, 18-year-old Natalie Anne Bryant.

Relatives and friends attended the small, private ceremony in Pine Mountain, Ga., on Saturday, the Tulsa World reported.

"Our wedding was exactly how we envisioned it — romantic and intimate, and surrounded by our family and friends," Hanson said in a statement released Thursday to the newspaper. "Natalie and I are looking forward to our life together." Rumors began circulating early this week on Internet newsgroups after a photo was circulated featuring the bride and groom standing with two others.

Hanson and his brothers sparked the teen pop craze of recent years when they debuted in 1997. They were just 16, 14 and 11 years old when their first hit, "MMMBop," went to No. 1 in 27 countries.

Taylor Hanson, his older brother, Isaac, and younger brother, Zac, are finishing work on their next CD, due early next year.