Usher has tied the knot!
PEOPLE has confirmed that the Grammy-winning artist, who is 45 years old, and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea, who is 40 years old, tied the knot on February 11 in Las Vegas, where the singer was performing at Super Bowl LVIII.
Vegas Weddings’ Terrace Gazebo, an outdoor wedding chapel with seating for thirty guests, served as the location for the couple’s exchanging of vows. According to the marriage certificate, Jonetta Patton, Usher’s mother, served as a witness for the pair.
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“We can confirm that Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea took the next step in their relationship and did get married on Sunday night in Las Vegas surrounded by close friends and family,” a spokeswoman for the singer said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. “We are happy to announce that the wedding took place without any outside interference.”
Usher was caught sporting a gold band on his left ring finger after the big game, which took place in Las Vegas. The couple went out together after the game. During the event, Goicoechea donned a pantsuit that was entirely white and included an off-the-shoulder, tie-waist jacket and wide-leg slacks. On the other hand, Usher wore a white fur coat that reached the floor and was worn over his black tuxedo.
“Listen, when you find someone that you know is a great partner, of course it is an honor and a pleasure to be able to share life with someone who wants to share it with you and loves you, who you are,” according to him.
“We’ve obviously made a commitment to life for life together because of our children,” Usher said further. “Getting married would not be an unusual thing for us to do. It is already the case here. Are you aware of what I am saying?
In addition, Usher disclosed that he had developed a profound relationship with Goicoechea during a period of personal development.
He stated, “I started this journey, I found and met an amazing partner who happened to be my best friend and was there all the time, and I was like, wow, this could be great,” referring to the beginning of their romance, which began after he went on a tour across the world in 2018 to do some introspection.
The newlyweds welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Sovereign Bo, in the year 2020. Two years later, in the year 2021, they welcomed their boy named Sire Castrello. In addition, Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, are the parents of two kids in the form of Usher V and Naviyd Ely.
In June of 2019, Goicoechea and Usher were pictured together at the 40th birthday celebration of producer Keith Thomas, which was the first time that dating rumors began to circulate between the two.
Usher continued to extol the love and support that he received from Goicoechea, saying, “I am very happy and very fortunate to have an incredible friend, not just a partner.” For me, she is my closest companion, and I adore her.
Due to the fact that Goicoechea had spent years working in the music industry, she had the opportunity to meet Usher on multiple occasions prior to the two of them becoming romantically linked.
In a statement that was made exclusively available to PEOPLE, Melody Willis-Williams, the president of Vegas Weddings, the venue where the couple exchanged their vows, expressed her best wishes for the newlyweds.
Greetings and felicitations to the newlyweds! This was an amazing game, and Usher’s performance was just incredible! We couldn’t have been more happy to be the ones to arrange this unforgettable day for Usher and his new wife.
This is the news that the pair has to disclose any further specifics about, despite the fact that we love, love, adore them. Usher will forever be a favorite of ours! Indeed!”