December 27, 2011 04:29 PM by Ashley Lee
What did Danny Gokey give to his family and friends for Christmas this year? The American Idol season eight alum announced his recent engagement to his girlfriend, Leyicet Peralta! The couple plans to wed in late January 2012 and are asking guests of the ceremony to each contribute a very specific wedding gift…
A month before Danny Gokey first auditioned for American Idol in 2008, his wife and high school sweetheart underwent a routine operation for congenital heart disease and died from complications. After over three years of sharing his story on national television alongside Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, entering the country music sphere at No. 4 in Billboard’s Top 200, and establishing the foundation Sophia’s Heart in honor of his late wife, he has just announcement his engagement to Leyicet Peralta!
The couple issued a statement on the Sophia’s Heart Foundation:
“We are thankful for so many of the blessings God has given us. It is our desire to see homeless children and families be kept together and lifted back on their feet through the help of Sophia’s Heart. We love and appreciate you all.”
The statement also expresses that Danny “is thrilled to have found Leyicet who also shares his passion and desire to help children and families in need.”
What is the couple asking that all wedding guests contribute as a gift? In lieu of fulfilling wedding registries or wrapping up sets of engraved housewares, Danny and Leyicet are requesting donations to Sophia’s Heart.
Congratulations to the couple on their upcoming nuptials and their novel wedding gift idea!
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Topics: American Idol, Danny Gokey, FOX Reality TV Shows |
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