Kellie Pickler Marriage: Country Singer Kellie Pickler Weds on New Year’s

January 5, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Kellie Pickler performs during the 2010 CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Kellie Pickler performs during the 2010 CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Kellie Pickler tied the knot with country songwriter Kyle Jacobs on New Year’s Day in a ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean, Pickler’s representative told E! Online.

The 24-year-old country singer confirmed on her Twitter profile on Jan. 4 that the couple is now married.

“Yes it’s true, [Kyle Jacobs] and I said ‘I do!’” she tweeted. “Private Island. Caribbean. Cigar in one hand, Rum in the other. Someone just called me ‘Mrs. Jacobs.’… Sounds nice.”

Jacobs, 37, who Pickler has been in a relationship with since 2008, tweeted that he is “happily married to my best friend,” making him officially “Mr. Pickler,” he posted playfully.

The couple announced their engagement summer 2010.

Pickler took sixth place on American Idol’s fifth season in 2006, and subsequently released two albums, Small Town Girl and Kellie Pickler, which featured hits including “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Best Day of Your Life.”