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Usher Marries Jennifer Goicoechea After the Super Bowl

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.)

After tying the knot on Sunday, the couple celebrated at Cathédrale, a restaurant in the Aria Resort and Casino, with a party hosted by Rémy Martin. The newlyweds came dressed in all white: Usher in a floor-length fur coat, and Ms. Goicoechea in an off-the-shoulder pantsuit. Victoria Monét, Central Cee and Tim Cook were among the guests at the after-party.

Usher also has two sons, Usher V and Naviyd Ely, with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster. He was previously married to Ms. Foster from 2007 to 2009 and to Grace Harry from 2015 to 2018.

On Friday, the eight-time Grammy-winning singer released his ninth studio album, “Coming Home.” He is set to start his Past Present Future Tour in August.

Though he has famously serenaded multiple women, including Keke Palmer and Issa Rae, during his 100-show Vegas residency at Park MGM Hotel and Casino, which ended in December, the star has said his heart belongs to Ms. Goicoechea.

“We have an amazing dynamic between our relationship where I’m able to be passionate still about what I do and have an incredible partner to work through some of the harder times as a young man dealing with children and dealing with the dynamic of how you communicate with them,” he told People Magazine in November. “I have an amazing partner, a support system.”



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