Model-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn is heading back up the aisle - she's planning a secret New Year's Eve wedding to actor Jerry O'connell.

The X-Men star started dating the Kangaroo Jack actor shortly after she split with ex-husband John Stamos and now she's hoping to become Mrs O'Connell as 2005 becomes 2006.

And friends claim the wedding is the real incentive behind Romijn's recent drastic weightloss.

A source says, "As far as she's concerned, it's just as well that everyone thinks the movie (X-MEN 3) producers pressured her into losing the weight.

"Since they started planning the wedding, Rebecca realised she would have to go through several fittings for her gown. She wanted to look her best."