R&B musician Brian McKnight entered 2018 a happy man after tying the knot with his long-time girlfriend Leilani Mendoza.
McKnight and his Latin girlfriend exchanged their vows at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York, on Sunday and the beautiful bride donned a dazzling Sabrina and Mannings gown bearing no less than 50,000 Swarovski crystals.
The couple has been together since 2014 and announced their engagement in May last year.
The “Back at One” singer, 48, announced their engagement on Instagram in May 2017, sharing a black-and-white photo that showcased Mendoza’s stunning diamond ring. “She said yes,” he wrote. [It] took me 42 years to find her and I’m never letting her go. I am so in love with you baby #iloveourlife #priceless #brianized.”
In a March 2016 interview, he said that he was inspired by his relationship with Mendoza. “I thought that true love was just a fairy tale but I have it and it’s pretty amazing,” he
Leilani is a successful medical doctor on her own and it’s said that the couple have similar net worths.
This makes a second marriage for Brian who was married to college sweetheart Julie back in 1990. The two had two children together, Brian Jr. and Niko, before they divorced in 2003.