LAS VEGAS (AP) — Usher and his longtime partner, Jenn Goicoechea, were married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar’s headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show, according to officials and documents. The officiant who married the couple is known to dress like an Elvis Presley impersonator.
The couple married Sunday at Vegas Weddings, according to a marriage certificate made public Monday. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Ronald Joseph Polrywka, better known locally as Ron DeCar. Among the witnesses was Jonnetta Patton, Usher’s mother.
“Congratulations to the newlyweds!” chapel owner Melody Willis-Williams said in a statement. “We were beyond excited to host this epic day for Usher and his new wife.”
“As much as we love, we love,” the statement added, “this is the couple’s news to share more details. We will always be Usher fans! Yeah!”
Usher, 45, and Goicoechea, 40, have been together since 2019 and have two young daughters. A representative for Usher, Lydia Kanuga, did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press, including whether the service was held in the chapel, on a balcony or in the drive-thru lane.
DeCar did not respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking additional information. A publicist said DeCar declined to comment.
Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya, director of the county’s marriage license office, confirmed that her office issued a license to Usher and Goicoechea last week.
“Naturally they got married in Las Vegas,” Goya said. “What better place than the ‘Wedding Capital of the World’?”
The document, issued Thursday, lists the couple’s full names (Usher Raymond IV and Jennifer Jean Goicoechea) and shows they paid a $102 filing fee. He points out that Usher had been married before and Goicoechea had not. She also listed his business address as a commercial building in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Usher divorced his first wife, Tameka Foster, in 2009 after two years together, and won custody of their two children. In December 2018, the singer filed for divorce after three years with his second wife and former manager, Grace Miguel.
Usher Super Bowl Halftime performance Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. received praise and included guest appearances from stars such as Alicia Keys, HER, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon and Ludacris. The Kansas City Chiefs won the NFL championship game in overtime, 25-22, over the San Francisco 49ers.
Usher recently wrapped up a two-year residency on the Las Vegas Strip where he performed “Usher: My Way” at Park MGM. He just released his first solo. album in eight yearsand in August it is planned to start a campaign in 24 cities tour of the united states titled “Past Present Future.”
Associated Press music writer Maria Sherman contributed to this report.