Gokey, whose first wife, Sophia, died a few weeks before he auditioned for “Idol” in 2008, married model Leyicet Peralta on Sunday (Jan. 29). They exchanged vows in front of about 100 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 couple tells People. “We pray our gratitude grows more every day because there is so much for us to do now.”
Gokey, 31, and Peralta, 25, also paid tribute to his late wife, who died of complications following surgery for congenital heart disease. They asked that guests donate to the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, a children’s charity Gokey founded, in lieu of gifts.
Cheers to the newlyweds!