‘American Idol’s Kellie Pickler Elopes!

by | January 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM | American Idol, Celebrity Weddings, TV News

'American Idol's Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

'American Idol's Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

American Idol” sweetheart Kellie Pickler kicked off the New Year by becoming a newlywed.

The singer and her fiance Kyle Jacobs got married in a surprise getaway wedding on Jan. 1st. The couple exchanged vows in “a small, intimate ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean,” a rep for the singer confirmed to People.

Pickler, 24, and Jacobs, 37, have been dating since 2008 and became engaged in June 2010.

“I’m just so excited that I get to spend the rest of my life with Kyle,” Pickler told Us Weekly after her beau proposed. “I’m so excited that when I am home I get to wake up next to him because no one will love me the way that he does.”