AI Star Danny Gokey Engaged
Posted on Wed Dec 28, 2011 01:57 PM PDT

DannyGokey200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - American Idol contestant Danny Gokey, whose first wife died in 2008 during a routine heart surgery, is now engaged to girlfriend Leyicet Peralta.

The couple has plans to wed in late January and asks that in lieu of wedding gifts, attendees donate to Sophia’s Heart – a charity created by Gokey in honor of his late wife that benefits children who struggle with poverty, sickness, and broken homes.

"He is thrilled to have found Leyicet, who also shares his passion and desire to help children and families in need," states a message on the charity’s website.