Brian McKnight Marries Girlfriend Leilani Mali Mendoza
Congratulations are in order for Brian McKnight! The 48-year-old R&B singer traded I Do’s with girlfriend of three years, Leilani Malia Mendoza, 43, this weekend.
According to US Weekly reports the pair tied the knot at Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate in Huntington, New York.
The bride wore a one-of-a-kind Sabrina and Mannings gown embellished with 50,000 Swarovski crystals that took more than a month of hand work to apply along with hand-cut fabric folded to create a vanishing out effect.
McKnight announced their engagement on Instagram in May 2017 with the caption:
“She said yes,” he wrote. [It] took me 42 years to find her and I’m never letting her go. I am so in love with you baby #iloveourlife #priceless #brianized.”
McKnight was previously married to his college sweetheart Julie McKnight, but they divorced in 2003 after 13 years. He has two relationship from that marriage, Brian Jr. and Niko.
Happy #familyfriday!!! I am eternally thankful baby for all that you are and all that you do for our family…most especially, the way you love Julia and Jack as your own. You have given me the greatest gift a mother could ever receive ..being a true and amazing father to both of them…for this I am forever grateful. #thankful for our #ohana. #one #familyiseverything #givethanks #thankful #iloveourlife #xmascardphoto 😊
Leilani also has two kids…
These two definitely seem super happy together. We wish them the best. Check out some photos of them together at Brian’s events below, then hit the flip for more wedding and engagement pics.
"For the rest of my life I'll be true ,here to tell you this evening, and the rest of my days and nights belong to you, you can believe that there nothing in this world I'd rather do, now and forever my heart belongs to you, now and forever for the rest of my life I love you ". #iloveourlife #brianized #mendozamcknight17 @tmilophoto
Can anyone tell me how I pulled this off ?? I know I'm not much but the fact that this angel agreed to be my wife is and will forever be the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. Ladies and gentlemen the the very near future Mrs. McKnight shot by @tmilophoto #iloveourlife #brianized #mendozamcknight17