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Deyn opens up
Agyness Deyn. Picture: Charles Leonio/Getty Images for Guess.

Agyness Deyn was shocked when she fell in love with Giovanni Ribisi.

The British model married the actor in June after a whirlwind romance but Agyness has revealed they were friends for years before they fell in love and decided to impulsively wed.

She told Stella magazine: "When people used to say that [about falling in love], I didn't know what they meant. And then when I felt it I was like, 'Holy s**t, this is powerful stuff.' We both felt it! And now it makes so much sense, both of us wanting that. It's a really symbolic.

It was previously revealed the model's family were "totally shocked" to hear about the wedding.

A source said: "Even her family didn't have a clue. Only her sister Emily was let in on the secret right at the last minute. It was a total shock.

"There's no denying Agyness being married is all very new to her family. She has always been very close to them. They're all hoping they can meet up soon."