Surprise – Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad are married!
At a performance on CBS Sunday morning, Suleika – the author of the bestselling Cancer Memoir Between two kingdoms – revealed that she and the 35-year-old Grammy winner secretly tied the knot in February.
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In her interview Suleika33, said that she and Jon decided to get married after being diagnosed with leukemia for the second time.
“We got married the day before I went to the hospital to have my bone marrow transplant.” Suleika divided. “We knew we wanted to get married, I think, since the first week we dated.”
“It was then that Jon first approached me about marriage. So we had eight years.” Suleika joked. “It’s not, you know, a hasty decision!”
Although the couple married before their bone marrow transplant, Suleika explained that her cancer diagnosis didn’t matter Jon‘s decision to ask her to marry him.
“He said to me, ‘I just want to be absolutely clear that I’m not proposing to you because of this diagnosis. It took me a year to design your ring. So, just know that timing has nothing to do with it. But I want you to know that this diagnosis doesn’t change anything. It just makes me all the more aware that I want to stand up for it and that we want to be together.’” Suleika remind. “But when we realized we had this tiny window before the bone marrow transplant, we went for it.”
The couple was able to quickly get their marriage license and had a “tiny” and “perfect” wedding and “used bread ties” instead of formal wedding rings.
“And I’m telling you, we walked into this bone marrow transplant unit on cloud nine.” Suleika called. “We were so happy, so full of love and positivity from this beautiful evening we had. And I really think that’s what got us further.”
if you missed it Jon Batiste had a very big night in Grammy’s 2022!
https://www.justjared.com/2022/04/04/jon-batiste-longtime-partner-suleika-jaouad-secretly-got-married-in-february/ Jon Batiste and his longtime partner Suleika Jaouad secretly married in February!