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Dwight Yoakam has married his longtime girlfriend Emily Joyce. The couple were married in March.

Yoakam’s camp released a statement saying that they were married just before California’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine. The ceremony took place at the St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Calif.

The statement says in part, “At a time when there is so much uncertainty in the world, there are still happy moments. In the face of shutdowns and social distancing requirements, love prevailed, and the less than 10 attendees were seated at least six feet from one another.”

Yoakam and Joyce have been dating since 2010 and were engaged for “several years,” shares their statement. They chose not to share the news of the nuptials until now “out of respect to so many people affected by and on the frontlines of this pandemic.”