Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Secret Wedding

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Secret Wedding

R&B diva Mariah Carey, 38, stunned fans when she married 27-year-old Californian actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at her home in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008. The pair had been dating for a mere two months.

“We really do feel we are soulmates,” Carey tells PEOPLE, following their sunset ceremony at the pop star’s Bahamian estate. “I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.” Cannon adds: “She is beautiful on the outside and 10 times as beautiful on the inside.”

Carey and Cannon shocked friends, family, and dedicated fans with a private wedding last month in the Bahamas. (Photo by WireImage)