Dwight Yoakam marries longtime fiancée Emily Joyce in small wedding

Associated Press
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Dwight Yoakam married his longtime fiancée Emily Joyce in a small wedding in March that had fewer than 10 attendees seated at least 6 feet from each other.

A statement from Yoakam’s publicist said the couple waited to announce the wedding until May out of respect to people affected by the new coronavirus pandemic.

67th Annual BMI Country Awards - Arrivals (Terry Wyatt / WireImage)
67th Annual BMI Country Awards - Arrivals (Terry Wyatt / WireImage)

The couple married in Santa Monica, California, just prior to the state lockdown and they adhered to recommendations on social distancing.

The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actor has been engaged to Joyce for several years. This is Yoakam’s first marriage.