9 years after publicly embracing his true self, Ty Herndon is now a married man.
The nation singer-songwriter tied the knot with fiancé Alex Schwartz on Saturday. The “country chic” ceremony was held on a farm in Chapmansboro, Tennessee, and attended by greater than 300 friends, together with actors Kristin Chenoweth and Sally Struthers, Individuals reported.
“Alex and I made it official here in Tennessee last night!” Herndon wrote on Instagram. “Thanks to family and friends for making it unbelievably special!”
In an interview with Individuals printed Monday, the Grammy nominee gushed about his new husband.
“I love his goofiness, his heart, his loyalty, the way he looks at me, the way he holds me, and the way I feel safe with him, and I pray to God that I am all those things to him,” he informed the publication. “We hope that by sharing this day and our love with others we can let everyone know that miracles are possible, love is love, and equality and justice ultimately win every time.”
Herndon and Schwartz introduced their engagement in February after relationship for about six months.
“Never in a million years would I have imagined meeting someone who would bring so much love and light into my heart,” Herndon wrote on Instagram on the time. “Alex is a brilliant artist and craftsman who restores mid-century furniture and makes stained glass art. He will also be starting work on his MBA soon. He’s a smartie, y’all — and I can’t wait for all of you to get to know him.”
He went on to notice: “Today, we are excited to let you know that we are planning a wedding! That’s right — we’re getting hitched later this year!”
Herndon, who was raised in Alabama, got here out as homosexual in 2014 after almost 20 years within the music trade. Although the musician’s sexuality had been the topic of media hypothesis for a while, he informed HuffPost he “didn’t even know if I’d still get to be doing music afterward” given nation’s repute as a conservative style.
Since sharing his true self, he’s launched three albums: 2016’s “House on Fire,” 2019’s “Got It Covered,” and “Jacob,” launched final 12 months. And in 2019, he re-recorded considered one of his greatest hits, “What Mattered Most,” with lyrics that changed all the feminine pronouns from the unique with their male equal.
“The more successful anyone that’s in the LGBTQ community is in anything they want to do in life sets a great example for the kids that are coming up,” he informed HuffPost in 2016. “I just don’t want to see a kid feel like they can’t do what they love. I felt that way for a long time, and it was not a good place to be in.”