On New Year’s Eve, R&B singer Brian McKnight and his half-Filipina, half-Hawaiian fiancée Leilani Malia Mendoza tied the knot in Oheka Castle, New York.
McKnight, 48, shared several photos of their wedding on his Instagram account last Monday, saying that it was the “happiest day of [their] lives.”
McKnight and Mendoza have been together since 2014 and they got engaged in May 2017. The former posted a photo of them back in May with a caption: “She said yes! It took me 42 years to find her and I’m never letting her go.”
The stunning bride also wore a stunning sheer gown by Sabrina & Mannings covered in 50,000 hand-beaded Swarovski crystals.
With 16 Grammy Awards to his name, McKnight rose to fame in the 90’s with hits like One Last Cry, Back at One, and 8, 6, 12.
McKnight was formerly married to Julie McKnight, with whom he had two children; they got divorced in 2003.
He also had a 10-year relationship with Annalisa Mungcal, who is also a Filipina.