Share this Story

Ruben Studdard marries

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Sweet home Alabama wedding

Season Two American Idol winner Ruben Studdard married girlfriend Surata Zuri McCants in Birmingham, AL Saturday.

Sweet home Alabama weddingRuben Studdard, affectionately known as the Velvet Teddy Bear, and his bride were wed at the Canterbury United Methodist Church in a ceremony marked with prayers and a string quartet, but there would be no serenade by Ruben Studdard.

The bride wore a strapless ivory and white floor length ball gown, and the groom donned white tie formal wear.

The couple met cute:

Surata attended one of Ruben's Wal-Mart CD signings back in 2006. Ruben later said he was struck by her beauty and tracked her down in the store's toy department to ask for her number.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Congratulations, Ruben!

Recent celebrity marriage news

Sara Evans marries her sports talk show host
Jessica Alba secrety gets married
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz tie the knot

New in Celebrity Gossip

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started