American Idol‘s Danny Gokey to Remarry in January

American Idol runner-up Danny Gokey plans to marry model Leyicet Peralta in late January. He made the announcement Sunday (Dec. 25) on Fox News. After being a contestant during the eighth season of American Idol, Gokey signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville in 2009 and released his debut album, My Best Days, in 2010. He charted two singles “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” and “I Will Not Say Goodbye” in 2010 and another, “Second Hand Heart,” in 2011. His first wife, Sofia, died in 2008 of complications from routine surgery for a congenital heart problem. In her honor, he and her family members created the Sofia’s Heart Foundation to assist children who have been affected by poverty, sickness and broken homes. In a statement posted on the foundation’s website, Gokey and Peralta said, “We are thankful for so many of the blessings God has given us. It is our desire to see homeless children and families be kept together and lifted back on their feet through the help of Sophia’s Heart. We love and appreciate you all.”