By: Courtney Harrington
One of the nation’s most widely watched television shows is American Idol. Thanks to the help of this competitive hit show, many memorable artists have made it big like Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert. One artist in particular who emerged from the show was Kellie Pickler.
Back in 2005, Pickler auditioned for the show during season five in Greensboro, North Carolina. Before the young singer met the judges face to face, she went through a series of other auditions in order to make it to the “important one.” Once she made it to the main audition room, all she had left to do was sing her heart out. “I did ‘Since U Been Gone’ and then about 20 seconds of ‘Broken Wing,’ and the next thing you know, I was going to Hollywood!” she stated.
Pickler went on to successfully glide through Hollywood week and onto the show. Before she knew it, she had made it to the top 10 contestants. Sadly, she was later voted off. However, since her last appearance on the show, the singer has released her own CD’s and performed at many popular award ceremonies such as the Country Music Association Awards.
It seems that every fan loves to hear when a celebrity has a love life. Well, this young artist seems to have her own little fairytale. Two years ago, Pickler began dating Kyle Jacobs, a man she met through some of her friends. After being together for a few years, Jacobs proposed to Pickler on June 15 during a picnic they were having on a beach in Florida.
Since the two have been together, Jacobs has captivated this star. Pickler told People that before he came along, she was afraid of marriage. “Kyle took away all my fears of marriage and has shown me the way love is suppose to be,” the artist confessed.
As the New Year rolled around, Pickler and Jacobs were excited for one particular reason. The couple said their vow during an “intimate” ceremony on January 1 on a private island in the Caribbean. The two seem to be very excited, looking forward to life together. Pickler was beaming with happiness when she said, “I’m just so excited that I get to spend the rest of my life with Kyle. I’m so exited that when I am home I get to wake up next to him because no one will love me the way that he does. I could never love someone the way I love him. He’s my world.”