Monroe gets hitched
Friday, October 25, 2013
– Ashley Monroe just made the big announcement "I got MARRIED" via Facebook Friday morning. The singer tied the knot with Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks on Thursday night.
People Magazine reported the wedding took place by the Tennessee Smokies. The story quote Monroe, 27, saying, "I married my best friend. He has such a good heart."
The two met in 2011 after a Monroe show in Chicago through a mutual friend.
Blake Shelton officiated the ceremony, which took place at Blackberry Farm, the same locale where Kelly Clarkson got hitched four days earlier.
Monroe's best friend and fellow member of the Pistol Annies, Miranda Lambert, was her maid of honor. "They're my dearest friends," Monroe told People. "And we wanted someone with personality to marry us."
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