William Hung is best known for his interesting (to put it gently) rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" in the season three American Idol auditions, and though he didn't win over Simon Cowell, he ultimately won something so much greater: Love! The 31-year-old Idol-hopeful-turned-administrative assistant reportedly got married on June 17!
RumorFix reports that the fan-favorite performer quietly tied the knot in Alhambra, California. In an apparent wedding photo, Hung is seen dressed in a classic black tux and bow tie with his bride, a lovely young woman wearing what looks like a cap-sleeved lace wedding dress and crystal headpiece. One thing we know for sure? The pair is all smiles!
According to the Daily Mail, the Chinese born singer rose to relative fame after his disastrous Idol audition. After receiving support and affection from fans around the world, Hung dropped out of school (he was a civil engineering student at UC Berkley!) and recorded three albums. He pursued this musical career until 2011, when he took a job as a statistician for the LA County Sheriff's Department. Now, he works with the LA County Department of Public Health and seems to have given up the musical spotlight entirely in favor of a quiet life with his new bride.
While his time on the hit reality show was short lived, Hung never regretted his attempt at fame. E! News reports that Hung says the experience changed his life "definitely for the better because people know who I am, I get to associate with more people."
Could his new bride have been a fan of Hung's since that famed 2003 audition? It's certainly possible and would make for such a happy ending to Hung's tale. After all, Cowell didn't spare Hung's feelings when he bluntly told him, "You can't sing, you can't dance, so what do you want me to say?"
Regardless of why or how this couple met, we're just thrilled for that Hung has finally found someone who will say "yes" to him! But we do have to wonder: Did the Idol-alum burst out into his famed song at the reception? We can only hope.