Brothers, we’ve lost another one.
Ruben Studdard, the second season American Idol winner who apologized for fucking up the entire year of 2004, tied the knot yesterday to a beautiful autograph-seeking fan he followed into a Wal-Mart toy aisle almost two years ago. Undoubtedly this is a joyful and wondrous occasion for Mr. and Mrs. Velvet Teddy Bear, who were so eager to jump the broom that the nuptials took place a mere five days after obtaining their marriage license.
Thankfully, Ruben and his 20 groomsmen decided to forego the trademark 205 athletic jerseys, opting for stylish Joseph Abboud tuxes. No word on what the bride wore, but I’m quite sure she looked lovely. Update: Actually, there is a pic of the new Mrs. Studdard in all of her beautiful bridal glory, courtesy of Embrownny.
Despite blatant acts of pimpery and playerism in the past, it is quite necessary to strip Mr. Studdard of his Player Card. However, this should not suggest that I am accusing him of simping in any way, shape, or form. Marriage, especially black marriage in these days and times, is a beautiful thing. I sincerely wish Ruben and his new bride nothing but the best.