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Usher kept his wedding plans secret from his Super Bowl half time show collaborators.
The 45-year-old pop star tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea on Super Bowl Sunday (11.02.24) while they were in Las Vegas for his performance at the big game and Lil Jon – who shared the stage with him – has admitted the the singer kept his plans totally under wraps.
Lil Jon told Etonline.com: “He did not tell us anything. But I did see it [the wedding news] in the press, of course. But no, I was gonna give him a break and I was gonna call him and just you know congratulate him, like he worked hard for this.”
Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am – who also performed with Usher during the game – also had no idea about the wedding. He told the outlet: “Oh man, I didn’t even know that! Congratulations, bro. I never knew that. That’s awesome, I’m really proud of him.”
A spokesperson for Usher has confirmed the wedding took place on Sunday night, telling PEOPLE: “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.
“They both look forward to continuing to raise their children together surrounded by love and thank everyone for the well wishes
The ceremony took place at an outdoor chapel called Vegas Weddings’ Terrace Gazebo which sears 30 guests and Usher’s mother Jonetta Patton acted as the couple’s witness.
After the Super Bowl, the couple were pictured wearing matching all-white outfits and Usher was wearing a gold band on his wedding finger.
Usher has been dating music executive Jennifer since October 2018 and they are parents to daughter Sovereign, who was born in 2020, and son, who arrived in 2021.
He was previously married to Tameka Foster – the mother of his sons Usher ‘Cinco’ Raymond V, 16, and Navid Ely, 15 – from 2007 until 2009.
Prior to his Super Bowl performance, Usher opened up about his relationship telling PEOPLE: “Listen, when you find someone that you know is a great partner, of course it is an honour and a pleasure to be able to share life with someone who wants to share it with you and loves you, who you are.
“We’ve obviously made a commitment to life for life together because of our children. It wouldn’t be odd for us to get married. We already did here. You know what I’m saying?
“And we’re going to be in each other’s lives until we die, obviously, because we have something to share. That’s beautiful. Our children. But not because of that. I really do feel like I have an amazing partner that I respect.”