December 28, 2011 12:29 PM by Lisa Princ
Danny Gokey of season eight of American Idol announced his engagement yesterday, and now we have learned all the details surrounding the happy event. Read on to hear all about the engagement ring, and the proposal details!
When we first met Danny Gokey as he auditioned for American Idol, we learned that he lost his wife and high school sweetheart after she underwent a routine operation for congenital heart disease and died from complications. Nearly 4 years later, Danny Gokey announced yesterday that he is engaged once again, to Leyicet Peralta, and the couple will be tying the knot on January 29, 2012.
According to People Magazine (where you can also view a picture of the ring), Danny Gokey’s rep stated: “Danny originally chose a ring that was too big for Leyicet’s finger, so they went on a hunt for a new one together.” The couple, who both devote quite a bit of time and resources on Sophia’s Heart, decided that they had a strict budget for the ring, and they wanted to spend their money wisely.
So, just how did Danny Gokey pop the question? His rep added: “After dinner, they went to the ballet, and finally Danny took her where they had their first date. Danny serenaded Leyicet with a song her mother used to sing to her as a baby, ‘You Are So Beautiful,’ and then he popped the big question. She, of course, enthusiastically said yes.”
Congratulations to the couple on their upcoming nuptials – we wish them all the best and cannot wait for the details of their big day!
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