kellie pickler kyle 'American Idol's' Kellie Pickler marries Kyle Jacobs

Kellie Pickler certainly started off 2011 with a bang: The “American Idol” alum got married!

The country singer, 24, married Kyle Jacobs, 37, on Jan. 1, in a “small intimate ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean,” her rep tells People. The couple have been dating since 2008 and got engaged on June 15, 2010.

]]>Pickler confirmed the news on her Twitter account, tweeting, “Yes, it’s true, @kylecjacobs and I said ‘I do!’ Thank you Jesus!” She later tweeted, “Someone just called me ‘Mrs. Jacobs.’ Sounds nice :)” Jacobs simply tweeted, “It’s official…I’m Mr. Pickler.”

When Jacobs proposed on a beach in Florida, Pickler said, “It was the most spiritual moment. We would’ve gotten married that night had there been a preacher walking by!”