TJ Perenara gets married in secret surprise ceremony

Publish Date
Sunday, 27 January 2019, 10:10PM
Photo / Woman's Day - BAUER MEDIA

Photo / Woman's Day - BAUER MEDIA

All Black TJ Perenara has tied the knot with longtime partner Greer Samuel in a surprise ceremony in Porirua earlier this month. 

The pair revealed it to Woman's Day today, saying that they had invited family and friends to an 'engagement party', but then surprised them to a wedding, saying it was the "perfect day". 

TJ and Greer got engaged in June last year after being together for around nine years.

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❤️ #MrAndMrsP

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It comes after TJ's teammate Beauden Barrett married his long-time partner Hannah Laity earlier this month. 

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According to the Woman's Day special, TJ and Greer met at a Halloween Party nine years ago, and had originally planned to get married in November 2019, but "couldn't bear to wait". 

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When you find that someone you want to spend your life with, you’ll know. You’ll know because you will wake every morning and regardless of what happened the day before, you’ll still feel grateful for them. You’ll know because when you’re left alone, you’ll miss them and wish you were in their company. You’ll know because they will share the same values as you, and you’ll build your foundations for your family on these. You’ll know because all it takes for your heart to flutter is a smile or a wink from across a full room. You’ll know because when they hold your hand in theirs you feel like the best and strongest team. You’ll know because they’ll have your back and value all your qualities that make you who you are. You’ll know because they aren’t afraid to tell you how it is. You’ll know because you’ll laugh endlessly with them. You’ll know cause you can cry with them. You’ll know because you can share with them the things that are kept in the deepest parts of your heart. You’ll know because you can learn and work alongside them. You’ll know because you can acknowledge and accept that they aren’t perfect, but you love them anyway. I feel like I’ve been sent the best complimentary team mate in the universe. In our differences we are unique, in our similarities we are strong. My darling, you are a constant reminder that all these things above exist, and although life has handed us its share of crap, the good far outweighs all of that. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the absolute love of my life. ❤️ you are appreciated beyond words. #happybirthday #love #bestfriends #husband #theperenaras #happy

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Greer posted a cute photo to her Instagram account on her husband's birthday, showing her appreciation for the All Black. 

"I feel like I've been sent the best complimentary team mate in the universe" she said on the Instagram post.