A few years back, pop group 98 Degrees was just singing "I Do (Cherish You)" [RealVideo] in the studio and on the road, but this past weekend, the band's Drew Lachey was saying "I do" for real.
Lachey married longtime girlfriend Lea Dellecave during a private ceremony at the Covenant First Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati on Saturday, according to a report in "The Cincinnati Enquirer."
Dellecave's mother told the newspaper that the couple has known each other since they were in fifth grade, and that both then attended the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. Lachey's brother, Nick, and one of their 98 Degrees bandmates, Justin Jeffre, also went to the SCPA. The group recently visited the school, and made a financial donation to the institution.
Dellecave currently serves as a choreographer and onstage dancer for 98 Degrees,
newest LP, "Revelation," debuted recently at number two on the "Billboard" album chart (see "Mystikal, 98 Degrees, Shyne, Pearl Jam Assault Chart").
SoundScan sales figures indicate that the new 98 Degrees record has already sold some 426,000 copies in just two week on store shelves, fueled by the hit single, "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" [RealVideo].
After honeymooning, Lachey and Dellecave apparently plan to take their marital bliss on the road, as 98 Degrees has just confirmed appearances at a series of radio-sponsored promotional concerts, starting in San Jose, California on December 2.
Shows currently lined-up for the group's December trek:
- 12/2 - San Jose, CA @ Convention Center
- 12/4 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
- 12/8 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
- 12/12 - Camden, NJ @ Blockbuster - Sony E Center
- Boston, MA @ Avalon
- 12/14 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden