Sunny Sweeney Marries Longtime Boyfriend in Las Vegas

Texas-born singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney and longtime boyfriend Jeff Hellmer were married Friday (Nov. 11) in Las Vegas. Hellmer, a sergeant with the Austin Police Department in Texas, previously served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. A small group of friends and family joined the couple for the ceremony at the Little White Chapel, where numerous celebrities, including Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, have gotten married. Sweeney and Hellmer wrote their own wedding vows. The groom composed his vows from lyrics to country songs. Ironically, Sweeney’s current single is titled “Drink Myself Single.” The track is featured on her Concrete album, released in August. Her tour schedule includes a Tuesday (Nov. 15) appearance in Asheville, N.C.