Why Kellie Pickler Eloped. Kellie Pickler announced her engagement to Kyle Jacobs in June 2010 as fans were anticipating a big wedding. The couple, after all, is Nashville connected — in addition to her celebrity, Jacobs is a hit songwriter.
Who could forget Pickler’s proclamation that she planned to have her pets as part of the ceremony? Instead, what did we get? A surprise elopement on New Year’s Day on a private Caribbean island. It’s clear the couple were delighted with their decision-but if you were a little stunned by it, you weren’t alone.
Picker has finally come out with the reason why she and Jacobs decided to take the less-fuss route. As she told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on DeGeneres’s talk show Wednesday-she had a big wedding all set to go, then suddenly realized something important toward the end of her planning.
“Every time we got to the guest list, it was like, ‘Oh my God, I hate half these people,’” Pickler admitted.
Well, then. Nothing like being honest, right? Sounds like a pretty good reason to call it off.
Pickler disclosed even more details of her elopement to DeGeneres, saying that she and Jacobs “didn’t plan anything.” The pair packed wedding outfits, flew to the Caribbean, and “put faith in God that it was all going to work out.”
It did. “It was the most incredible day of my life.”
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