Elizabeth Gilbert and Rayya Elias Commitment Ceremony

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The author of the hit book “Eat, Pray, Love” has a lot going these days in her life.

Elizabeth Gilbert was shoot to stardom with the best selling book that took everyone by surprise and her life has been a whirlwind ever since.

But things aren’t always that easy – she was actually married to a man before meeting Rayya Elias… the divorce came just a year ago.

Falling in love with her best friend, Rayya Elias, took Elizabeth’s heart by storm and the 47 year old couldn’t be happier.

Rayya Elias is battling liver and pancreatic cancer however and hope is something they hold on to.

In a surprising move, Elizabeth took it to Instagram to announce that she and Rayya had held a “simple and spontaneous ceremony of love” – surrounded by close family and friends.

Although the ceremony doesn’t have any legal bidding, it is a statement to her love, Rayya – “a private celebration of what we have long known to be true: We belong to each other.”

Elizabeth captioned the Instagram news post with,

“More difficult days are to come. It doesn’t get easier from here. Rayya’s illness is grave. 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.”

Elias has been fighting her cancer for quite some years now and Elizabeth wants to make it clear she will stay on her side during the tough times.