Kellie Pickler is a newlywed, according to PEOPLE.
After a proposal on the beach last June, the "elated" country singer, 24, and Kyle Jacobs, 37, eloped, exchanging vows on Jan. 1, in a "small, intimate ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean," her rep tells PEOPLE.
The couple, who have been dating since 2008, got engaged on June 15, 2010, when Jacobs popped the question on a Florida beach.
"It was the most spiritual moment." Pickler, who got her start on American Idol, said of the proposal. "We would've gotten married that night had there been a preacher walking by!"