The Velvet Teddy Bear will soon be a married man. That's right, ladies. Former American Idol champ Ruben Studdard will wed his longtime girlfriend this weekend. Court records show that he and Surata Zuri McCants took out a marriage license on Monday.
The Birmingham, Alabama native was nicknamed the "Velvet Teddy Bear" on Fox's American Idol in 2003. He has released three albums since winning the TV contest and is now working on a new album. His CD "Soulful" went platinum.