Danny Gokey Gets Married
[photogallerylink id=85526 align=right] [lastfm link_type=""]Danny Gokey[/lastfm], who is well loved and admired by friends of this radio station, and whose 2008 Idol bid was marked by the wrenching and untimely death of his wife Sophia, has remarried. So who’s the special lady in Danny’s life and when did this all happen?
“Wedding day!!!!!!!!!” Gokey excitedly tweeted two days ago. Danny tied the knot with girlfriend Leyicet Peralta, a contestant on the NuvoTV program Model Latina. I’m told the duo wed in an intimate ceremony here in the Sunshine State. It’s the second marriage for Gokey. On American Idol four years ago, Danny finished behind Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, and he shared the pain of losing Sophia a month before his audition. His late wife had suffered from a congenital heart condition and died during routine surgery. But her memory lives on: Gokey and Peralta announced their engagement last year on the website for Sophia’s Heart, a charity that the crooner set up in Sophia’s memory. Additionally, in lieu of gifts at the wedding, Gokey and Peralta reportedly asked that donations be made to Sophia’s Heart. A tribute to past memories while looking to the future? Now that’s a couple with some real class.