jon batiste and suleika jaouad married

Suleika is an Emmy-winning columnist, while Jon has a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad met as teenagers while at band camp.

The couple, who have been together for eight years, decided to wed after she was recently diagnosed with leukemia for a second time. 

"We got married the day before I was admitted to the hospital to undergo my bone marrow transplant," she told correspondent Jim Axelrod.

Jaouad said that the suddenness of the "tiny, beautiful, little ceremony" meant they made do without formal rings. "We used bread ties," she said.

The Grammy-nominated musician and best-selling author revealed to CBS Sunday Morning that they secretly married in February of 2022.

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