Neil Diamond and girlfriend/manager Katie McNeil tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony on Saturday that included the couples close friends and family.
Neil, 71 married McNeil, 42, after announcing their engagement on Twitter last September. In his tweet Diamond wrote:
“Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you’re the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well.”
After sending out that tweet he then posted a picture of Katie with the words “I’m lovestruck.”
The marriage comes just two months before Neil Diamond is set to kick off his June 1 U.S. tour.
Neil and Katie met during filming on the 2009 documentary Neil Diamond: Hot August Night NYC, a film for which Katie McNeil served as the executive producer.
This is the first marriage for Katie McNeil and the third time down the aisle for Neil Diamond. Neil has two daughters from his first marriage and two sons from his second marriage. Marriage hasn’t come cheap for Neil Diamond, he reported forked over $150 million in 1995 during his divorce from ex-wife Marcia Murphey.
While many 71-year-old musicians are usually considering a slow down in their schedule that is unlikely to happen with Neil Diamond, especially when we consider that the person handling her career is now his wife. The couple are expected to travel on the road together throughout the tour.
It’s going to be a busy summer of touring and newlywed living for the couple, in the meantime congrats to Diamond and McNeil on their new marriage.