Wedding: Brian McKnight Marries Leilani Malia Mendoza in New Year’s Eve Ceremony

Updated On 02 Jan, 2018 Published On

Brian McKnight and Leilani Malia Mendoza got married in a romantic wedding ceremony on New Year’s Eve, multiple sources have confirmed.

The 48-year-old R&B singer has shared several beautiful video clips and photos from the nuptials on Instagram on Sunday, December 31.

Here're a couple of posts, check them out.


The couple, who have been together since 2014, walked down the aisle at Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate in Huntington, New York, and the bride donned a one-of-a-kind Sabrina and Mannings gown embellished with 50,000 Swarovski crystals.

In a March 2016 interview, Brian said that he was inspired by his relationship with Leilani.

He told Soul and Jazz and Funk,

I thought that true love was just a fairy tale but I have it and it’s pretty amazing,

The Back at One singer announced their engagement on Instagram in May 2017 with a black-and-white photo that showcased Leilani’s stunning diamond ring.

The 16-time Grammy nominee was previously married to Julie McKnight, with whom he has two children, Brian Jr. and Niko. They finalized their divorced in 2003 after 13 years of marriage.