A Year After Coming Out, Chely Wright Gets Married

Marries Lauren Blitzer in Connecticut ceremony
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2011 12:52 PM CDT
Country singer and songwriter Chely Wright is now an old married person.   (Photo: Business Wire)

(Newser) – She probably didn't make $17.9 million doing it, but country crooner Chely Wright has gotten married to girlfriend Lauren Blitzer a year after coming out on the cover of People magazine. The pair wed yesterday in Connecticut, and Wright's Twitter account was abuzz with photos of the two women in their dresses and congratulations from fans. Wright has said that admitting she was gay "didn't help my career," and the LA Times notes that sales of her most recent album had dropped by two-thirds over its predecessor.

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