Kings of Leon Bassist Jared Followill’s Weekend Wedding: ‘It’s the Biggest Step I’ve Ever Taken’
The 25-year-old Kings of Leon bassist is set to marry his model girlfriend Martha Patterson on Saturday. Followill confirmed the weekend nuptials on Twitter:
“Today I get married. It’s the biggest step I’ve ever taken,” he wrote.
Patterson also joined on the Twitter wedding announcement, writing “Marry my best friend today. I’m the luckiest girl in the world.”
The pair got engaged last spring, only after a few months of dating.
“Jared proposed to Martha on Apr. 11 at his home in Nashville and we’re all excited for the newly engaged couple,” a rep told Just Jared at the time.
The rocker proposed with a custom designed 4-carat cushion-cut diamond set on a diamond-covered band. Followill was previously linked to Twilight star Ashley Greene.
With Kings of Leon currently on hiatus, Followill has been busy with his side project Smoke & Jackal, a new group with fellow Nashville rocker Nick Brown of Mona.
“I knew that I would go a little bit stir-crazy just not doing anything and not having any artistic outlets,” Followill told Rolling Stone earlier this month.
“I think it was important for us to create a new identity and have our own sound,” he added.
Meanwhile, Followill’s older brother Caleb has been busy with his own side project: his baby girl with wife and Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge. The pair welcomed their daughter back in June.