Deana Carter Marries Jim McPhail In Florida
Deana Carter is a married woman! The 52-year-old "Strawberry Wine" singer married Jim McPhail on July 6 in a private ceremony in Florida.
According to People, Carter and McPhail wed at the Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach, Fla. The bride wore a halter gown with a high neck and a low-cut neckline covered by lace, topped off by a pearl tiara. She carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangea as she walked down the aisle, while McPhail wore royal blue pants, a tan blazer and a white button-down shirt with no tie.
Carter's sister-in-law conducted the ceremony, and her brother, Jeff Carter, gave her away.
People reports the couple met through mutual friends in 2017. They plan to divide their time between homes in Los Angeles and Santa Rosa, Fla.
“This is a special time for both of us,” the couple said in a statement. “We are extremely blessed to have met during this season of our lives and blending our families into one happy one.”
Carter is the daughter of famed guitarist Fred Carter, Jr., who recorded with a wide array of artists including Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and many more. She is best known for her 1995 debut album, Did I Shave My Legs for This?, which scored three hits including "Strawberry Wine," "We Danced Anyway" and "How Did I Get There." Her most recent album is 2013's Southern Way of Life.
This is Carter's third marriage. She divorced her first husband, Chris DiCroce, in 2001 and married Brandon Malone in 2009. They divorced in 2012. Carter has a 13-year-old son, Gray Hayes Hicky, from a relationship to video director Chris Hicky.
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