'American Idol' alumni: Where are they now?

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, February 25, 2011

31 of 32: Danny Gokey, who came in third place during 'American Idol's eighth season in 2009, went on to release his debut album, 'My Best Days,' in 2010. He kept busy in 2011 as well. He he toured with Taylor Swift and released the single 'Second Hand Heart.'

In December 2011,
Gokey announced he and girlfriend Leyicet Peralta were engaged and planned to marry in late January of 2012, more than three years after his wife's Sophia's death.

On Jan. 29, 2012, the couple tied the knot in Florida.

Peralta starred in the NuvoTV reality competition series "Model Latina" in 2008. She and Gokey were photographed together in June at the Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert in Nashville.

Also in 2011, Match Eyewear announced it had signed a deal with Gokey to launch a prescription eyewear collection, which it says highlights his 'personal flair,' in March 2012. (Pictured: Danny Gokey appears in a promotional photo posted on his Facebook page in November 2011. / Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta are seen in a photograph posted on the sophiasheart.org, the website of the charity that honors his late wife, on Dec. 25, 2011.) (facebook.com/DannyGokeyOfficial / sophiasheart.org)