Two Referees Marry…No Attendees, No Honeymoon

 Former Premier League whistler Howard Webb has married long-term girlfriend Bibiana Steinhaus, it has been revealed.

The pair made the most of the latest international break to tie the knot, with Steinhaus still working as a Video Assistant Referee in the Bundesliga.

Webb, 49, and Steinhaus, 42, made their vows in Germany, with the pair unable to have any attendees to the ceremony in Hanover.

Speaking to BILD, Steinhaus said, “We got married during the last international break and are very happy.

“Unfortunately, due to the Corona regulation, Howard and I could only take this important step as a pair. Not even witnesses were allowed.

“Of course there was no honeymoon either.”

She did, however, reveal that there would be a change in her name when she returns to Bundesliga VAR duties this month.

“As of now, Ms. Steinhaus-Webb is sitting in the Video-Assist-Center in Cologne,” she added.

The pair currently live apart, with Webb living in New York, while Steinhaus continues to work in Germany.

Webb moved abroad to live with Steinhaus after splitting from his wife Kay, mother to his three children.

He famously refereed the FIFA World Cup final in 2010, failing to send off Holland’s Nigel de Jong for a high boot on Xabi Alonso.