Celebrities engaged, wed
Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:04 pm
‘American Idol’ finalist
James Durbin marries
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — “American Idol” finalist James Durbin has married longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe in a New Year’s Eve ceremony at the edge of a California redwood forest.
The couple says in a statement that the wedding in a Santa Cruz Mountains chapel was a perfect way to kick off 2012.
The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/vOxulV) reports the 85 guests included their 2-year-old son, Hunter, who was the ring bearer.
Other guests included fellow “American Idol” alums Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams.
The “Idol” season 10 finalist turns 23 on Friday. His debut album, “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster,” was released in November.
Durbin is from Santa Cruz.
Walk this way, again: Steven Tyler is engaged
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Tyler is ready to walk this way, again: The 63-year-old singer is engaged.
Tyler’s representative confirmed Monday that the Aerosmith frontman is engaged to Erin Brady.
No other details were provided.
Tyler has been married and divorced twice.
He is one of the judges on the hit Fox TV show “American Idol.”
Aretha is engaged to longtime friend
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson.
The Grammy-winning singer told The Associated Press in a statement Monday that she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Fla. The Queen of Soul wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht.
The 69-year-old jokes: “No, I’m not pregnant.”
Franklin and Wilkerson became engaged over the holidays.
She is considering Vera Wang, Valentino and Donna Karan to design her dress.
Franklin has been married twice before.
Published in The Messenger 1.4.12