Johnson secretly marries girlfriend Jessica

Updated: May 13, 2011, 10:00 AM IST

Melbourne: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson married his girl friend Jessica Bratich last week in a secret ceremony but did not invite his mother on the occasion, media reports said here on Friday.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph the secret wedding ceremony was attended by some 50 guests in Western Australia`s south-west on Friday.

None of Johnson`s current Australian cricket teammates attended the ceremony.

Queenslander Johnson, 29, had moved to Western Australia to play for the Warriors in 2008 so that he could spend more time with Bratich, a former karate champion.

The report added that when Johnson revealed on his Facebook profile on Tuesday that he was married to Jessica, some family members blasted him on his public wall for "disrespecting" his mum and holding the event so close to Mother`s Day.

Johnson and Jessica had made elaborate plans to make sure that their wedding remains a secret.

At Bratich`s Hen`s party, participants were told to wear wigs to cover their identity and Johnson`s Buck`s party was also held at a location in the Perth Hills away from prying eyes.