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Kellie Pickler is married to songwriter Kyle Jacobs

January 4, 2011 |  4:47 pm

Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs are married Kellie Pickler and songwriter Kyle Jacobs ran off and got married on New Year's Day, opting for a small ceremony on a private Caribbean island. 

Pickler and Jacobs weren't the only ones to pick that date: singer Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud got hitched in Puerto Rico and actress Valerie Bertinelli and longtime beau Tom Vitale said "I do" in Malibu on the first day of the year.

Jacobs, 37, proposed to the 24-year-old "American Idol" alum in June, on her late grandma Faye Pickler's birthday. "We both feel like we got my grandmother's blessing," country singer-songwriter told People at the time.

"I could never love somebody the way I love him," Pickler told Us Magazine in August. "He's my world."

Pickler finished in the "Idol" top six the year Taylor Hicks won and Katharine McPhee was runner-up, then made a splash when she made a guest appearance the next season sporting some apparent enhancements that shocked host Ryan Seacrest.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Kyle Jacobs and Kellie Pickler backstage during the "Music City Keep on Playin'" flood relief benefit concert in Nashville, Tenn., on May 16, 2010.  Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images