Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Dwight Yoakam Marries Longtime Girlfriend Emily Joyce

As one of the last true country music honky tonkers since the mid-'80s, Dwight Yoakam is not necessarily known to be a crooner of love songs, but more for lamenting heartbreak as in "Ain't That Lonely Yet" or "It Only Hurts When I Cry" and to find solace in a honky tonk by reaching out to the bottle as in "Two Doors Down," "Since I Started Drinking Again," or "It Won't Hurt."

But all the hurt and misery seem to be a thing of the past now, as the 63-year-old finally said "I Do" and married his longtime love Emily Joyce in a very small, private ceremony in Santa Monica, California in March. 12 years her senior, the pair started dating in 2010 and were engaged for several years, before now exchanging their vows. His team announced the good news with an Instagram post.

The surprising news, it's the first marriage for Dwight, is "a happy moment in these uncertain times" as his team wrote.

Keeping his romantic life private, he's known to have dated Sharon Stone or Karen Duffy, but that never became extensive fodder for tabloids and/or the paparazzi.