Diana King has tied the knot.
The Jamaican singer-songwriter announced on Saturday that she’s now married to her long time girlfriend Mijanne Webster.
“🏳️🌈 AS AN ARTIST WHO IS LGBTQ, BORN and RAISED IN JAMAICA I NEVER THOUGHT I’D EVER SAY “MY WIFE” IN THIS LIFETIME,” King wrote on her Instagram account. “I AM COMPLETELY and SINCERELY GRATEFUL TO ALL WHO FOUGHT and CONTINUE to FIGHT WORLDWIDE FOR OUR DESERVED EQUALITY and HUMAN RIGHTs.”
“MY TRUE PERSONALITY IS INTROVERTED and PRIVATE, TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM the ME ON STAGE. ITs A CONSTANT BATTLE BETWEEN WHAT TO SHARE PUBLICLY or NOT. MY HANDs R SHAKING AS I WRITE THIS POST. FOR ME ITS A SIGN THAT I AM ABOUT TO EXERCISE COURAGE because THEY SHOOK LIKE THIS WHEN I CAME OUT IN 2012. I’M SHARING THIS because I STRONGLY BELIEVE VISIBILITY IS VITAL for CHANGE • I’s MARRIED NOW CELIE!🕺🏾,” she added.
King who came out in 2012 is the first Jamaican artist to publicly declare a same sex preference. The singer came to prominence in the 1990s with her hit single ‘Shy Guy’ which peaked at 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold five million singles worldwide.