Tags: Alabama, American Idol, R&B, Ruben Studdard, teedy bear, wedding
Former “American Idol” Ruben Studdard has married Surata Zuri McCants at a church in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. But there was no singing during the 30-minute ceremony — just an exchange of vows, prayers and music provided by a string ensemble. A reporter from The Birmingham News attended the ceremony.
The groom, nicknamed the “Velvet Teddy Bear” on “Idol” for his big frame and sonorous voice, wore a black tuxedo with white bow tie for Saturday’s ceremony. His bride wore a white and ivory wedding gown.
Alabama will be their home as the 29-year-old-singer gets set to release a new album later this year.
Tags: comedian, diddy, eddy murphy, edmonds, romance, wedding
Edmonds wed The Nutty Professor star Murphy on the Pacific island of Bora Bora on New Year’s Day after a year-long romance, but split just a fortnight later – before they could make the nuptials legal in their native U.S.
But despite only having been on a few dates with the hip-hop star, Edmonds has already rated him higher than her ex-husband.
She says, “Diddy is the funniest man I’ve ever met. I’m so lucky to find someone so soon after Eddie.
“It’s early days – we’ve only been on three or four dates – but he’s whisked me off my feet. I don’t know about wedding bells but he’s definitely the man for me.”