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Bethany Hamilton On New Husband Adam Dirks: He’s ‘Amazing’

Fri, August 23, 2013 6:06pm EDT by Russ Weakland 5 Comments
Bethany Hamilton Married

Bethany has taken the plunge! The professional surfer and shark attack-survivor officially tied the knot on Aug.18 in Hawaii. Congrats!

Bethany Hamilton, the inspirational surfer who lost her left arm in a shark attack, has a new source of inspiration in her life — her husband Adam Dirks! And now has all the EXCLUSIVE details on how the Soul Surfer author prepared for her big day, and whether we should expect kids anytime soon.

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Before her wedding, Bethany, 23, hosted an exclusive, media-only event on Aug. 5 to support ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water. The brand has been a big supporter of Bethany and her career, as Bethany has turned to ZICO for natural “Oomph” and hydration, whether she’s training for her next big competition or preparing to walk down the aisle. had a chance to work out with the now newlywed Team ZICO member Bethany, along with Team ZICO member and personal trainer to the stars Andrea Orbeck (whose clients include the likes of Heidi Klum, Usher, and Queen Latifah).

“I am really excited to get married — my fiancé is amazing! I am looking forward to this new phase in my life,” Bethany told EXCLUSIVELY on Aug. 5. “Trying to have a life together and taking adventures in the world and doing my thing. I can’t wait!”

“One of my favorite things that we have been doing is doing marriage guidance with an older couple and just learning the beauty of marriage and also the challenges of how to have a healthy and strong marriage,” Bethany added. “It has been really fun to learn how to have a very healthy and beautiful marriage. I want to treat him with the respect he deserves. It has also been fun finding my dress, that is my favorite. I got a pretty dress!”

Now that Bethany is happily married, we had to ask if she is planning to extend the family anytime soon with children — but she was quick to say, “Not for a while, I want to keep living life. I am only 23 so there is no rush for kids.”

Bethany’s right — there’s plenty of time for that adventure later!

So HollywoodLifers, are you happy for Bethany?  Join us in congratulating her on this special moment in her life!

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— Russ Weakland

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