Usher Says His Las Vegas Wedding to Jennifer Goicoechea Even ‘Surprised’ His Own Family

Usher and Goicoechea exchanged vows at Vegas Weddings' drive-thru tunnel The Fast Lane following the 2024 Super Bowl

<p>Marc Patrick/</p> Usher and his wife Jennifer Goicoechea

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Usher and his wife Jennifer Goicoechea

Usher is sharing new details about his Super Bowl wedding to his wife Jennifer Goicoechea!

While attending the 2024 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night, the "You Make Me Wanna" singer, 45, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about his recent nuptials — and how the happy occasion took even their own families by surprise.

"It was an incredible moment," he told the outlet of marrying Goicoechea, 40.

While he hinted that the couple is still planning to have another "incredible, over-the-top wedding," he said they decided to get legally married the night that he performed the Super Bowl Halftime Show as a "button at the end of an incredible Las Vegas run."

He was referring to his residency show, My Way, which ended in December 2023.

<p>Karwai Tang/WireImage</p> Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea attend the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea attend the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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"My mother was there, her mother was there, our kids were there, our immediate family was there," he said, going on to reveal that everyone was "surprised" when he and Goicoechea — who have been dating since 2018 — told their loved ones that they were tying the knot in Las Vegas.

"Matter of fact, everybody was surprised," the "Burn" singer recalled. "I'm like, 'No no no no, we're having a wedding right now.' They're like, 'What?' "

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Usher performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

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Usher performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

Laughing, he recounted telling his family that he and Goicoechea were "gonna go have Elvis officiate us."

In February, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed that the couple's wedding took place at Vegas Weddings' drive-thru tunnel The Fast Lane. Usher's mother, Jonnetta Patton, was the couple's witness, according to the marriage certificate.

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<p>Jon Kopaloff/WireImage</p> Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea

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Usher and Jennifer Goicoechea

At Saturday's NAACP Image Awards, Usher was presented with the President’s Award, and he took a moment during his acceptance speech to honor Goicoechea and some of the other women in his life.

"They say behind or beside or with every strong man is a stronger woman, and for that I thank my mother and my beautiful wife Jennifer for holding me down," he said. "My kids, I love you guys so, so much."

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