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Friends tried for weeks last spring to set up actress Alexandra Wentworth with George Stephanopoulos, but she was put off by the former Clinton adviser’s reputation. “I wasn’t interested,” she told ABC’s Good Morning America in July. “He was a notorious bachelor.”

Not for long. The 40-year-old ABC News political analyst, who has been linked in the past with actresses Jennifer Grey and Bebe Neuwirth, proposed on a Greek island in June, three months after his first date with Wentworth, 36. On Nov. 20 the couple tied the knot in a candlelit ceremony at Manhattan’s Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. “At the end they kissed about five times,” says Wentworth’s spokeswoman Wendy Morris. “It was very sweet.”

The first for both, the wedding was a family affair. The groom’s dad, Robert, a Greek Orthodox priest, performed the ceremony. Wentworth, wearing an ivory Vera Wang silk organza gown and bolero jacket, walked down the aisle on the arm of her father, Eric, a former reporter for The Washington Post (her mother, Muffle Cabot, was once a social secretary for Nancy Reagan). Afterward, Stephanopoulos and his bride, who had small roles in such films as Jerry Maguire and Office Space, celebrated with 200 family members and friends, including ABC colleagues Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters, actress Marisa Tomei and political strategist James Carville. “It was love at first sight for both of them,” says Wentworth pal Holly Peterson, a Talk magazine editor. “I’ve never seen a man so gaga.” Stephanopoulos’s mom, Nikki, 67, approves: “We’re thrilled he’s found a beautiful, lovely girl.”