updated 01/30/2009 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/09/2009 AT 7:30 PM ET
Don’t worry folks, it’s legal. They may play brother and sister on Dexter, but in real life Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter were lawfully wed on New Year’s Eve, according to Hall’s rep, Craig Bankey. The outdoor ceremony was held in Big Sur.
Hall, 37, and Carpenter, 29, plan to appear together at this year’s Golden Globes Awards on Sunday.
PEOPLE last caught up with Carpenter at the Emmys in September, where she answered the question, Who’s the sexiest man alive? with ease: “Michael C Hall!,” she said. “He’s the sexiest man alive. He’s one of the best we’ve got. He’s an incredible talent and if anyone deserves accolades, it’s him.”
Reporting by LISA INGRASSIA