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Child Star and The Voice Winner Alisan Porter Ties the Knot with Justin De Vera: Curly Sue’s Wedding Bells Ring!

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Actress and singer Alisan Porter tied the knot on Sunday with her childhood friend and pro dancer Justin De Vera.

The 41-year-old Curly Sue star and singer married De Vera, 33, on Sunday at the Venus Garden Chapel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, via People.

The couple had met over 20 years ago when they were both kids, but started dating six years ago, before announcing their engagement at the end of July.

They both exchanged handwritten vows at the “intimate” ceremony in Las Vegas, with Porter explaining that marriage felt like the “next step.”

“I think for Justin as well as for me, we’ve been best friends for so long that this feels like the next step,” she told People.

Tied: Actress and singer Alisan Porter tied the knot with her childhood friend and pro-dancer Justin De Vera on Sunday

Tying the knot: The 41-year-old Curly Sue star and singer married De Vera, 33, on Sunday at the Venus Garden Chapel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, via People

Tying the knot: The 41-year-old Curly Sue star and singer married De Vera, 33, on Sunday at the Venus Garden Chapel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, via People

Next step: They both exchanged handwritten vows at the 'intimate' ceremony in Las Vegas, with Porter explaining that marriage felt like the 'next step'

Next step: They both exchanged handwritten vows at the ‘intimate’ ceremony in Las Vegas, with Porter explaining that marriage felt like the ‘next step’

“We’ve known each other for over 20 years. We had six great years together, raised great kids, and had our own baby. So this is what we’ve been waiting for.

Porter — who switched from her acting career to singing and won NBC’s The Voice in 2016 — wore a Sau Lee dress to the wedding, describing it as “classic and simple with just enough pizzazz.”

She also received a pair of Versace shoes as a gift from singer Adam Lambert, who was one of the 75 guests in attendance.

“Our wedding is very personal and very us. We weren’t going for anything traditional — just what felt right to us,” she admitted.

Porter walked down the aisle to Justin Nozuka’s Warm Under the Light, with the wedding officiated by their close friend Guy, who is the godfather to their 17-month-old daughter Shilo.

The singer, who won Season 10 of The Voice in 2016, walked down the aisle to Justin Nozuka’s “Warm Under the Light” and was greeted at the end by her new husband and their officiant Guy, a close friend of the couple who is also Shilo’s godfather.

“Guy was my grandmother’s godson and grew up dancing in her dance studio. He’s like a cousin to me. I introduced Justin to him at a dance competition when they were 12 or 13 and they’ve been best friends ever since,” Porter said.

The singer/actress entrusted her children Mason, 10, and Aria, 8, from a previous marriage, as ring bearers for the ceremony.

Amazing: 'We've known each other for more than 20 years.  We had six great years together, raised great kids, and had our own baby.  So this is what we've been waiting for

Amazing: ‘We’ve known each other for more than 20 years. We had six great years together, raised great kids, and had our own baby. So this is what we’ve been waiting for

Dress: Porter — who transitioned from her acting career to singing and won NBC's The Voice in 2016 — wore a Sau Lee dress to the wedding, describing it as

Dress: Porter — who transitioned from her acting career to singing and won NBC’s The Voice in 2016 — wore a Sau Lee dress to the wedding, describing it as “classic and simple with just enough pizzazz”

Children: The singer/actress entrusted her children Mason, 10, and Aria, 8, from a previous marriage, as ring bearers for the ceremony

Children: The singer/actress entrusted her children Mason, 10, and Aria, 8, from a previous marriage, as ring bearers for the ceremony

De Vera popped the question at a David Gray concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, during the song This Year’s Love, the song that played during their first-ever dance together.

We’ve been best friends ever since and have always loved each other. I’m a bit older than J, but we both lived great lives until the universe brought us back together,” she added.

Porter was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to her mother as a dance coach, with a chance meeting that launched her career.

Porter’s mother was coaching twins Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski (who would later become the Coors Light Twins) for a performance on Star Search in Los Angeles, when a producer heard Alison singing in a hotel lobby.

She encouraged Alisan to enter the contest the following season, which she did, and at age 5 became the youngest ever to win Star Search.

The actress would later appear in episodes of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Family Ties, Perfect Strangers, Golden Girls, and films such as Parenthood and I Love You To Death before being cast as the title character in 1991’s Curly Sue.

While she has worked sparingly in films and television since then, she is dabbling in stage work and launching her musical career.

She released a self-titled album in 2009, with Who Are We in 2014 and Pink Cloud in 2019.

Popped the question: De Vera popped the question at a David Gray concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, during the song This Year's Love, the song that played during their very first dance together

Popped the question: De Vera popped the question at a David Gray concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, during the song This Year’s Love, the song that played during their very first dance together

Music: Though she has worked sparingly in films and television since then, she is dabbling in stage work and launching her musical career

Music: Though she has worked sparingly in films and television since then, she is dabbling in stage work and launching her musical career

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