'Eat, Pray, Love' Author and Partner Hold "Ceremony of Love"
"Today was precious and perfect."
Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert revealed Tuesday on Instagram that she held a "ceremony of love" with her partner, writer Rayya Elias.
"Over the last year, Rayya Elias and I have been through some really difficult days together — but not today. Today was precious and perfect," she captioned alongside a photo of the two sharing a sweet moment. "A simple and spontaneous ceremony of love, surrounded by a small handful of friends and family."
Gilbert noted that the ceremony was "nothing legally binding (no need to alert the authorities, folks!)," but instead, "just a quiet and private celebration of what we have long known to be true: We belong to each other."
"More difficult days are to come. It doesn't get easier from here. Her illness is grave," continued Gilbert, who revealed in a Facebook post last September that Elias was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer.
Gilbert concluded: "But our love is strong. We will walk together as far as we can go together. After that, it all gets turned over to God."