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Brian McKnight Weds Longtime Girlfriend Leilani Malia Mendoza in Romantic NYE Wedding

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Congratulations are in order for Brian McKnight and his new wife, Leilani Malia Mendoza! The R&B singer tied the knot to his new bride in a romantic New Year's Eve ceremony. He later shared a variety of photos and videos from the wedding on social media so fans could share in the joyous occasion.

"Ladies and gentlemen introducing Mr and Mrs Brian McKnight," he wrote on Instagram. "Happiest day of our lives."

What a beautiful couple! They look so happy walking down the aisle for the first time as man and wife. His followers were quick to congratulate the 48-year-old star on his marriage. "Congrats may your union bring you both great joy and many blessings. That's an awesome gown and a beautiful picture," one fan wrote. Another added, "Congratulations. I'm happy for you both. Now I'm really about to get more amazing music."

And of course, fans were excited to share their opinions of Leilani's mesmerizing dress. The one-of-a-kind Sabrina and Mannings gown included 50,000 Swarovski crystals that required hand-stitching to apply. One fan commented, "You look like a Diamond Princess! Im soooo happy for the both of you🌹Thank you again for sharing this amazing journey with us😘😘 ."

The 16-time Grammy nominee was previously married to Julie McKnight and they share two children, Brian Jr. and Niko. The exes divorced in 2003 after 13 years of marriage. Brian and Leilani announced their engagement in May 2017 after dating for a little over three years.

"When you decide to make a commitment to someone, make sure that that person has everything you want,” he said previously in an interview. "Do not compromise on one thing because it’s those things that are going to get you through the tough times.”

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