Actress Preity Zinta ties the knot in a secret ceremony

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta graced the ramp of IIJW 2015 as showstoppers. (Sanskriti Media and Entertainment)

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta reportedly tied the knot with rumoured boyfriend, financial consultant, Gene Goodenough in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles.

Preity, 42, and her long-time boyfriend had an intimate wedding amidst close family members and friends.

It has been reported by Emirates 24|7 earlier that Preity's LA wedding will be followed by a big, fat Rajput wedding in Mumbai.

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The actress's best friends Sussanne Khan and Surily Goel were also spotted in LA. While Sussanne posted a photo on Instagram with Surily, which further cemented the wedding rumours.

Her Indian wedding, consisting of a three-day affair of sangeet and mehndi, in Mumbai will see the who's who of the film industry.

Gene is a graduate from Marshall School of Business and currently works as a Senior Vice President of Finance NLine Energy, which is a US-based hydroelectric power company.

Preity allegedly met Gene during one of her US trips through her brother who lives in LA with his family.

The wedding, sangeet and mehendi outfits will be designed by the actress' close friends Manish Malhotra and Surily Goel.

The actress was earlier believed to be in a relationship with industrialist Ness Wadia. Ness and Preity, co-owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab, are believed to have dated for five years between 2005 and 2009.

Preity and Gene have decided to direct all the hype and anticipation surrounding their wedding into a charitable cause.

They will be putting their wedding images up for auction and the proceeds generated out of these will go towards the Preity Zinta Foundation.

Preity's foundation works towards educating children and old age home rehabilitation. Preity has been involved in several charitable initiatives but has never spoken about it since she is an extremely private person.