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Usher Marries Longtime Girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea in Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony! (Exclusive)

The Grammy-winning artist tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in Las Vegas on Feb. 11. Usher's mom Jonetta Patton was the couple's witness.

<p>BACKGRID</p> Usher and his new bride, Jennifer Goicoechea, make a stunning entrance at his private Super Bowl after party, directly following their wedding ceremony.

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Usher and his new bride, Jennifer Goicoechea, make a stunning entrance at his private Super Bowl after party, directly following their wedding ceremony.

Usher is married!

The 45-year-old Grammy-winning artist and his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Goicoechea, 40, tied the knot in Las Vegas on Feb. 11, where the singer performed at Super Bowl LVIII, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The pair exchanged vows at Vegas Weddings' Terrace Gazebo, an outdoor wedding chapel that seats 30 guests. Usher's mother Jonetta Patton was the couple's witness, according to the marriage certificate.

"We can confirm that Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea took the next step in their relationship and did get married on Sunday night in Las Vegas surrounded by close friends and family," a representative for the singer told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

"They both look forward to continuing to raise their children together surrounded by love and thank everyone for the well wishes."

<p>Marc Patrick/BFA.com/Shutterstock</p> Usher, Jennifer Goicoechea, Coming Home Album release Dinner party

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Usher, Jennifer Goicoechea, Coming Home Album release Dinner party

After the big game, the pair stepped out together in Las Vegas, and Usher was photographed wearing a gold band on his left ring finger. Goicoechea was dressed in an all-white pantsuit featuring an off-the-shoulder, tie-waist jacket and wide-leg pants, while Usher wore a white floor-sweeping fur coat over his black tuxedo.

Speaking with PEOPLE exclusively earlier this week, the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show performer opened up about his relationship with Goicoechea.

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Kevin Mazur/Getty

"Listen, when you find someone that you know is a great partner, of course it is an honor and a pleasure to be able to share life with someone who wants to share it with you and loves you, who you are," he said.

"We've obviously made a commitment to life for life together because of our children," Usher continued. "It wouldn't be odd for us to get married. We already did here. You know what I'm saying?"

"And we're going to be in each other's lives until we die, obviously, because we have something to share. That's beautiful. Our children. But not because of that. I really do feel like I have an amazing partner that I respect."

Related: Usher and Longtime Girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea Obtain Marriage License Ahead of His Super Bowl Performance

<p>Marc Patrick/BFA.com/Shutterstock</p> Usher, Jennifer Goicoechea, Coming Home Album release Dinner party

Marc Patrick/BFA.com/Shutterstock

Usher, Jennifer Goicoechea, Coming Home Album release Dinner party

Usher also opened up about forming a deep connection with Goicoechea during a time of growth. "I started this journey, I found and met an amazing partner who happened to be my best friend and was there all the time, and I was like, wow, this could be great," he said of the start of their romance, which began after he took a soul-searching trip around the globe in 2018.

The newlyweds welcomed their first child together, daughter Sovereign Bo, in 2020, followed by their son, Sire Castrello, in 2021. Usher also shares two sons, Usher V and Naviyd Ely, with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster.

Goicoechea and Usher first sparked dating rumors when they were photographed together at producer Keith Thomas' 40th birthday party in June 2019.

Ahead of his performance at Super Bowl LVIII, Usher added that Goicoechea is always cheering him on. "I have an amazing partner, a support system," he told PEOPLE.

Kevin Mazur/VF23/WireImage Jennifer Goicoechea and Usher attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Kevin Mazur/VF23/WireImage Jennifer Goicoechea and Usher attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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"We have an amazing dynamic between our relationship where I'm able to be passionate still about what I do and have an incredible partner to work through some of the harder times as a young man dealing with children."

Related: Usher Teases Performing New Songs for Super Bowl, Getting Pointers from Katy Perry: She 'Gave Me Some Notes'

Usher continued to rave about the support and love from Goicoechea, saying, "I'm very happy, very fortunate to have an incredible friend, not just a partner. She's my best friend and I love her."

Having worked in the music industry for years, Goicoechea crossed paths with Usher several times before they became romantically involved.

In March 2016, she shared a photo of herself whispering in his ear at an undisclosed event. A few years later, in March 2018, she posted a throwback photo with him and other male creatives, including producer Bryan-Michael Cox, captioned simply: "Boys Club."

<p>BACKGRID</p> Usher and his new bride, Jennifer Goicoechea, make a stunning entrance at his private Super Bowl after party, directly following their wedding ceremony.

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Usher and his new bride, Jennifer Goicoechea, make a stunning entrance at his private Super Bowl after party, directly following their wedding ceremony.

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However, it wasn't until after they were photographed attending Thomas' birthday celebration in Atlanta in June 2019 that rumors swirled of a possible romance between the two.

They were then spotted kissing backstage at a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in October 2019.

Melody Willis-Williams, president of Vegas Weddings where the couple exchanged vows shared well wishes for the pair in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

“Congratulations to the Newlyweds! What a great game and Usher’s performance was phenomenal! We were beyond thrilled to host in this epic day for Usher and his new wife. As much as we love, love, this is the couple’s news to share any further details on. We’ll always be fans of Usher! Yeah!”

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