Kellie Pickler is one of my favorites from American Idol’s past talents. The young girl who car-hopped on roller skates in her pre-Idol life told the us about her imprisoned father, and her love for her grandmother and grandfather who raised her. Now she has married Kyle Jacobs, a songwriter, and had a fairy tale wedding on a private island in the Caribbean. Her story is a true American success story. See a video below.
I don’t know Kellie Picker’s politics, but she says she is interested in political things, and says she does a lot of work for the USO. For as naive as she can seem on television, she and new hubby Kyle Jacobs, have their priorities right:
The couple were in the thick of putting together a glamorous Nashville event when suddenly they realized bigger wasn’t better – and that they were getting lost in the process.
“When two people get married, it’s not about the glamour,” Pickler, 24, tells PEOPLE. “It’s about the bride and groom and God.”
“We didn’t have anything but us and God and our minister,” Pickler says of the ceremony, “and I can’t think of a word that can quite describe how perfect it was.”
In the photo above promo-ing her wedding gown, Kellie appears sans-makeup. Just a fresh face in a princess-worthy wedding dress. She is one of the more authentic Idols, always good for a cute and funny story, a genuine southern drawl and a catchy bluesy tune.
Kyle Jacobs is also a vocalist, guitarist, and pianist – well-known as a songwriter, collaborating with Trace Adkins, Wynona, Garth Brooks and Jo Dee Messina, among others. He and Pickler dated for about 2-1/2 years before their New Year’s Day wedding.
I missed Pickler doing Santa Baby during the holidays. Here’s the video. Cute, cute, cute.
Kellie Pickler ‘Santa Baby’ (video)