Big Vinny Married: Trailer Choir Singer Weds Lori Diaz
Big Vinny is a married man! The Trailer Choir member, who became engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Lori Diaz, while a contestant on NBC hit show, “The Biggest Loser” last year, tied the knot over the weekend in an intimate ceremony.
The singer-songwriter, who lost almost 200 pounds on the TV show, credits his new spouse with helping him keep up his new healthy lifestyle. “She comes and works out with me,” he told The Boot. “She goes to boot camps with me. She continuously reminds me that I need to eat right. I don’t even need to be reminded of that but she always says, “We’ve got to get you chicken, we’ve got to get you broccoli, we’ve got to get you asparagus. She does all my shopping. She tries to get me as much organic stuff as we can get. She’s all about me being as healthy as possible.”
The Tennessee native proposed to his bride on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, with a private concert by Thompson Square to top off the evening. “I wanted to take her there because it’s a place where so many dreams have come true, right there on that stage,” he told People magazine. “My biggest dream is to be a great husband and a great father, and fall in love.”
Big Vinny, whose real name is Vincent Hickerson, will kick off married life by working on new music. In addition to his role with Trailer Choir, which includes fellow married bandmate Marc “Butter” Fortney (who tied the knot with Carter’s Chord member Emily Robertson in 2010), the new groom is also performing a few solo shows, and hints that a new movie career might also be in the works.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!