Congratulations are in order! The Voice season 9 champion Jordan Smith married his longtime girlfriend, Kristen Denny, at a romantic ceremony in Middlesborough, Kentucky, on Saturday, June 25.
“Best day ever!” the bride captioned an Instagram photo of herself kissing the groom. “#officiallymrandmrssmith #smithilyeverafter @jordansmithlive.”
As previously reported, Smith, 22, proposed to Denny on New Year’s Day 2016, two weeks after he was crowned the winner of the NBC singing competition’s ninth season.
“RINGING in the new year with my future wife!” he announced via Instagram at the time. “She said YES! #Mr&MrsSmith.”
“I’m so blessed just to have been a part of this and to have grown so much,” he told Us in December 2015. “I think the greatest thing you can do as an artist is just keep learning and understand that you’ve never arrived at the end of your journey. At every end is a new beginning. So now I’m taking this end and starting something else, and I’m not there yet.”
The singer’s shining moment on the competition was when he performed a powerful rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.” His interpretation of the song even managed to knock Adele out of the top spot on the iTunes chart at the time.
“It was so unexpected, and I didn't even expect myself to do some of those things, and then I watched it back, and I was like, ‘What did I do? Oh, my gosh, what happened?’” he recounted to Us. “But it was just so crazy, and it showed me the little pieces that Adam’s been bringing out [of me] all season.… I realized that he’s been slowly bringing out an artist that I had inside of me that I didn’t know about.”
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