American singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr. has married his girlfriend Brandi on Saturday just months after getting engaged earlier this year.
The 74-year-old country star - son of music legend Hank Williams - tied the knot with his 43-year-old partner at an intimate ceremony in Alabama.
The happy news was confirmed in a statement posted on the groom's Facebook page which read: 'Please congratulate Mr. And Mrs. Hank Williams Jr! Hank and Brandi were married on Sept 9, 2023 at Enon Baptist Church in Banks, Alabama in front of a small group of family and friends.'
The statement added that the couple have been friends for more than 20 years, explaining: 'They had gotten engaged earlier this year on Mother's Day. The bride and groom have known each other and been friends since 2003.'
The engagement was confirmed on September 4 - just days before the couple exchanged vows.
Congratulations! American singer Hank Williams Jr, 74, has tied the knot with his girlfriend Brandi, 43, on Saturday two years after the death of his third wife Mary Jane (stock image)
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Happy couple: The engagement was confirmed on September 4 - just days before the couple exchanged vows
The star was previously married to Mary Jane Thomas for 32 years but he was left heartbroken following her death in March 2022.
Mary Jane, 58, died from a collapsed lung just a day after she underwent liposuction and had her breast implants removed.
The former model had the surgery, including liposuction on her back, arms and stomach, on March 21, TMZ reported.
She was found unresponsive by her plastic surgeon in her hotel room at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa the following day, according to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner.
Her death, which was caused by an injury suffered while under the cosmetic surgery procedure, has been ruled an accident by the coroner.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Harold Bafitis, who carried out the procedure, told investigators that she became responsive while sitting up in bed as he was about to have a follow-up with her.
She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The couple were parents to 26-year-old son Sam and daughter, Katherine, who died in a car crash in June 2020 at the age of 27.
New love: Brandi made her Instagram debut on Hank's account in January as the pair posed together with a stag
Heartbreak: The star was previously married to Mary Jane Thomas for 32 years but he was left heartbroken following her death in March 2022 (pictured together in 1984)
Tragic: Mary died from a collapsed lung just a day after she underwent liposuction and had her breast implants removed (pictured together during the 37th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville in 2003)
At the time of her passing, Williams said in a statement on Instagram: '38 wonderful years she gave me. Her kind spirit and beautiful and endearing love carries on in the hearts of our son, Sam, grandsons Beau and Tennyson, and granddaughter Audrey Jane,'
'Of course, she will be missed and loved by so many forever.'
Yet it seems the star has found love again as his now-wife Brandi made her Instagram debut on Hank's account in January as the pair posed together with a stag.
The singer confirmed the engagement on The Pure Hank Radio Facebook page as he wrote: 'The newly engaged outlaw country music and southern rock legend Hank Williams, Jr. alongside his beautiful and lovely fiancé Brandi.'