Fran Drescher Marries Email Inventor Shiva Ayyadurai

"Surprise!!!!!" she tweeted upon making the announcement.

— -- "Surprise!!!!! We got married!" is what "The Nanny" star Fran Drescher said on Twitter with a picture of her new husband Shiva Ayyadurai.

Drescher married the scientist, who is widely credited with having invented email -- at their home and the bride wore Badgley Mischka, People magazine reported.

Read: Fran Drescher Dating ‘Inventor of Email’

Drescher, 56, and Ayyadurai, 50, first stepped out together last October. People magazine added that the two first met when he gave a talk hosted by Deepak Chopra.

Ayyadurai was profiled in 2011 in Time magazine for being the first person to hold a copyright for “EMAIL” -- an electronic mail system he began building as a 14-year-old for the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, N.J.

The former "Nanny" star is now featured in a TV Land series "Happily Divorced" about her split from ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson in 1999. Maybe she should now change the name of the series to "Happily Married."

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