Brooks and Yearwood Tie the Knot

Couple Married During Weekend Ceremony in Oklahoma

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were married Saturday (Dec. 10) during a private ceremony at their home in Claremore, Okla. The couple filed for a marriage license Friday in Rogers County, Okla.

The wedding was confirmed by Brooks’ publicist, Nancy Seltzer, who told the Associated Press, “They said it is the perfect Christmas gift to each other and they couldn’t be happier.”

Brooks proposed to Yearwood, 41, in May at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Calif., in front of 7,000 fans who attended the unveiling of bronze statues honoring 10 country music legends, including Brooks.

Brooks, 43, married Sandy Mahl in 1986. Citing irreconcilable differences, he filed for divorce in 2000. He moved from Nashville after announcing a hiatus from the music business to spend more time with his three daughters in Oklahoma.

Yearwood, 41, has been married twice and has no children. Her 1987 marriage to Chris Latham lasted four years. She married Mavericks bassist Robert Reynolds during a 1994 ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They divorced five years later.

The couple’s honeymoon plans are unknown, but Yearwood is scheduled to appear Tuesday (Dec. 13) in Nashville at the annual Parade of Pennies concert. The charity concert at the Wildhorse Saloon will also feature Sugarland, Van Zant and Jason Aldean.