12/12/2008 at 11:20 AM EST
Sam Talbot, the heartthrob finalist from Top Chef
's second season, is officially off the market.
The chef and his fiancée, Paola Guerrero, got married in a secret wedding ceremony at City Hall in New York City on Nov. 17, a source close to Talbot confirms to PEOPLE.
"It was just the two of them, looking low-key but gorgeous," says the source. "They are madly in love, and he is the happiest man alive to call her his wife."
Talbot and Guerrero, a model and T-shirt designer from Colombia, met on his 30th birthday in Brazil last December.
"She's amazing. She's stunning," Talbot told PEOPLE last year when he announced their engagement
The newlyweds are honeymooning in Colombia, adds the source.
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