Danny Gokey: Engaged to Leyicet Peralta!

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'Tis the season to get engaged.

A couple days after Matthew McConaughey popped the all-important question to Camila Alves, and singer John Legend did the same to Chrissy Teigen, it's been confirmed that former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey is also set to be married.

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Gokey - who lost his wife to complications from congenital heart disease three years ago and started a charity, Sophia's Heart Foundation, in her honor - will tie the knot with Leyicet Peralta in late January.

"We are thankful for so many of the blessings God has given us," the couple wrote this week on the Sophia's Heart Foundation website, announcing their engagement. "It is our desire to see homeless children and families be kept together and lifted back on their feet through the help of Sophia's Heart. We love and appreciate you all."

In lieu of gifts, Gokey and Peralta are asking for donations to the organization. You can make one via this page.

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Danny Gokey Biography

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Danny Gokey Quotes

When there's hope on the horizon, you're ready to live again. I'm still healing, but I feel like this process is bringing healing to my life.

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I get my strength from my faith in God. My goal is to be a Christian who does mainstream music. I want my music to reach out to the multitudes. I want to bring entertainment, but I want to bring encouragement and hope at the same time.

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