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American Idol’s Danny Gokey Engaged

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Dec. 27 2011, Updated 12:30 p.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey has found love again.

Gokey, 31, is engaged to his girlfriend, Leyicet Peralta – 3 years after his wife died.

The Milwaukee, WI. native – who gained fame on season 8 of Fox’s hit singing competition – made the announcement on the website for Sophia’s Heart, a charity he established in memory of his late wife who died after a routine heart surgery in 2008.

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The site says Gokey recently told his family and friends the good news and that the couple is planning to marry in January.

Gokey and Peralta included their own statement, saying: “We are thankful for so many of the blessings God has given us. It is our desire to see homeless children and families be kept together and lifted back on their feet through the help of Sophia’s Heart. We love and appreciate you all.”

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