It’s been a big week for Usher. After delivering a dynamic halftime performance at the Super Bowl, the R&B star married his partner, Jennifer Jean Goicoechea, in Las Vegas on Sunday.
“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,” said Lydia Kanuga, a representative for Usher. “They both look forward to continuing to raise their children together surrounded by love and thank everyone for the well wishes.”
According to a court document, Ms. Goicoechea and Usher Raymond IV married at Vegas Weddings, a chapel in downtown Las Vegas. Ronald Joseph Pokrywka, an entertainer who’s been doing Elvis-themed weddings since the mid-90s and goes by Ron DeCar, officiated. (Officiating Usher’s Elvis-themed ceremony was a “highlight” in his career, Mr. DeCar said.) Jonnetta Patton, Usher’s mother, was a witness.
“We were beyond thrilled to host in this epic day for Usher and his new wife,” Melody Willis-Williams, president of Vegas Weddings, said in a statement. The couple obtained their marriage license from the Clark County Marriage License Bureau on Thursday.
Usher, 45, and Ms. Goicoechea, 40, a senior vice president at Epic Records, had their first child, a daughter, Sovereign Bo, in September 2020. Their son, Sire Castrello, was born in September 2021.
During his electrifying halftime show, Usher performed over a dozen of his songs, including the nostalgic hits “You Don’t Have to Call” and “Confessions Part II,” showing off his footwork and even gliding across the stage on roller skates. He sang an intimate duet of “My Boo” with Alicia Keys, and he brought fellow Atlanta artists Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris and Lil Jon to the stage for a hometown tribute. ( “I turned the world to the A,” he chanted at the end of the show.)
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