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Danny Gokey & Leyicet Peralta Are Married!

January 30, 2012 09:00 AM by Shayla Perry

A big CONGRATS to American Idol alum Danny Gokey. A rep for the FOX reality star confirms that he and model girlfriend Leyicet Peralta tied the knot over the weekend. Keep reading for all the details on their nuptials!

Danny Gokey is a married man again!

After tragically losing his first wife, Sophia, in 2008 after a routine surgery for congenital heart disease, the American Idol alum has found love once again.

Engaged for only one month, Gokey and model Leyicet Peralta said “I do” on Sunday, January 29 in Florida, surrounded by their closest friends and family members.

“We are so thankful to have found each other and now be able to spend the rest of our lives together,” the newlyweds tell People in a statement. “We pray our gratitude grows more every day because there is so much for us to do now.”

The wedding was low-key, with about 100 guests in attendance. “We wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding of just friends and family,” the couple tells People. “The theme of the wedding was romance and love,” and at the reception, guests noshed on a cake that Gokey describes as “three tiers of chocolaty heaven.” Yum!

Danny and Leyicet asked guests to send gifts in the form of donations to Sophia’s Heart, the children’s charity he founded in honor of his late wife.

Congratulations again to the happy couple!

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