December 10, 2008 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Country singer (half of Big and Rich), Nashville Star judge and Gone Country host John Rich, married his longtime sweetheart Joan Bush in Nashville on Saturday. The morning ceremony was attended by two dozen family members according to PEOPLE.
Rich’s new wife is a former model and owns First Class Models, a modeling agency based in Houston.
The reception took place at Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, which is the home base for taping CMT’s Gone Country and singerBarbara Mandrell’s former place of residence.
The couple have been dating for five years and prefer to keep their relationship out of the public eye and a family source told PEOPLE that they do not appear together at official events or on red carpets.
Big Kenny Alphin and Richwill resume touring as Big & Rich in June 2009.
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