Does Danny Gokey Have a Girlfriend? (Photos Country Weekly Fashion Show)


photo by Brad Schmitt

Country Weekly is identifying the girl in this photo with Danny Gokey as his girlfriend. Her name is Leyicet. He’s been a widower for 3 years, it’s about time, eh?

Yesterday, Danny and Bucky Covington took part in the in the Country Weekly Fashion Show. Check out photos below from the runway! The fan who took them wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you anonymous fan!

  • Buffynut

    Awww, good for him! Good that he is moving on. Is she a singer? She looks familiar to me.

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    I like her name.

  • Tess

    obviously, like most men, Danny seems to have a “type”.

    Good on him, though, life shouldn’t be about yesterday it should really focus on today and should look forward to tomorrow.

  • Pam

    She’s very pretty. Good for Danny. It’s good to see him finally to be able to move forward with his life.

  • Valentin432

    Her face, it looks lie it doesn move at al

  • Miss Blue

    What kind of fashion show is this? The joke kind? Cuz, fashion? Ummm…no.

  • Ringo

    Miss Blue says:
    What kind of fashion show is this? The joke kind? Cuz, fashion? Ummm…no.

    I agree. It looks like they are modeling te Kelly Clarkson fall “Anthem” colletion. :)

  • Niall

    Did anyone really expect him not to get laid for the rest of his life?

    Once her last name is out, the stampede to friend her on Twitter and FB will commence, as well as the general sucking up and nosiness, not to mention finding everything out about her and judging whether or not she’s worthy. LOL I hope she’s prepared.

  • rayni

    She’s beautiful! Good for him if it’s true :)

  • artemis

    She’s really pretty. I’m happy for Danny. I hope a certain portion of his fanbase doesn’t have a jealous meltdown-I’ve never understood that mindset that causes fans to hate on their favorite’s girlfriend.

  • Lucy1234

    Nice pics of Danny and Bucky – both great looking guys. If Danny finally has a girlfriend, I am happy for him.

  • Montavilla

    If this is true, good for them both. I wish them all the best.

  • chearts77

    Good for Danny!! :)

    Is that Casey or Bucky in that pick up there? The article mentions Bucky, but that does look like Casey. LOL!!

  • car3278sweet

    Is that Casey or Bucky in that pick up there? The article mentions Bucky, but that does look like Casey. LOL!!

    Hee. They do have the same hair and body type. But then if Bucky shows his face, well. That’s where the similarity stops IMHO.

    Good for Danny. I’m glad he waited a few years because getting over the loss of a loved one takes time.

  • TylerWV

    Thats Bucky, handsome guy. You can tell its him by the way he carries himself through his shoulders, body language. Dannys girlfriend reminds me of Brook that was on the same season as Carly Smithson, only with red hair.

  • lucy

    Don’t know if he has a girlfriend. He does have a pool, though. heh

    http://twitter.com/#!/leyicet

    omg! Really! Your so lucky!! :-D “@nicpiner: Just swam at @dannygokey’s pool, it was all that I dreamt it would be and more.”

  • MBane

    When did Danny start hitting the gym? He’s built.

  • car3278sweet

    Thats Bucky, handsome guy. You can tell its him by the way he carries himself through his shoulders, body language.

    Bucky always seemed kind of goofy to me. His body always moved across the AI stage in a jerky, odd manner. And his grin was, IDK, goofy. I haven’t really followed him after the show, but the one or two vids I have seen of him playing his guitar… he’s goofy. LOL.

    And no, this has nothing to do with my CaseyJ fanhood. This was my take on Bucky way before I knew anything about a Texas guy.

    Danny does have more muscles on him than he had on the show. Lookin’ good! He and Cookie should give some advice to Lee.

  • LoveDaRocker

    Googling her name “Leyicet” shows a very similar Leyicet Peralta, a Latina model.
    Nice.

  • ptslittlecomment

    Googling her name “Leyicet” shows a very similar Leyicet Peralta, a Latina model.

    It is her. I am not a Danny fan and all I did was read some of the quotes in response to the twtter mentioned above. She retweeted the same quote about the pool.

    She lives in Miami and describes herself on twitter as

    “Actress,model,TV.,daughter, Christian,friend :) Featured on SiTV’s Model Latina Season 1 I’m working on my Journalism degree and work on positive ventures only

  • chearts77

    I wonder…this is a fashion show. Maybe Leyicet was just there as part of her line of work…had a pic taken with Danny and the internet blogosphere is blowing it up to be his girlfriend. If this is the case, Danny’s probably having a field day with the gossip. If she is his girlfriend, good for him. :)

  • Indigobunting

    Aw, so happy for Danny :) I think he is pretty happy too from a tweet he did the other day.

    It’s been 3 years since his wife died, it is about time he started dating again.

    Tess-it is true he loves him some petite Latino girls, lol. But in my experience most guys do have a “type” they gravitate toward. I’m glad my husband likes blondes and not petite latino girls ;)

    When did Danny start hitting the gym? He’s built.

    He was actually always quite muscular-when he wore tshirts on AI you could see it. But they dressed him in a lot of goofy jackets and such so you didn’t notice. He has lost weight I think since Idol so the muscles are more pronounced. And for some reason in some pictures he looks more pumped; when you see him in person he looks very fit, but slim and not quite as muscly as pics. Ok, enough fantard talk, lol!

  • Jx223

    I am happy for Danny. :) His girlfriend is pretty, she’s also a Latina model.

    Also I think that pic of the guy with the blond hair is Bucky. At first I wasn’t sure if it was Casey or Bucky, but looking at the picture more closely, I think it’s Bucky.

  • LoveDaRocker

    obviously, like most men, Danny seems to have a “type”.

    Do I sense some negativity in that comment? LOL.
    Nothing wrong with having a type and sticking to it. At least he is not serial dating (that I know of) while waiting for his “type” to show up.

  • Indigobunting

    What kind of fashion show is this? The joke kind? Cuz, fashion? Ummm…no.

    The fashion show is a Wrangler Fashion Show, so it is casual, jeans,etc. And it was no joke-it is an annual charitable function during CMAfest (Bo Bice, Bucky and I think Kellie Pickler did it last year) -benefits Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Kudos to Danny and Bucky for being a part of it!

    Bucky does look like CJ from the back! With both having long blonde curly locks, I have seen them confused in country blogs.

    Maybe Leyicet was just there as part of her line of work…had a pic taken with Danny and the internet blogosphere is blowing it up to be his girlfriend.

    Chearts, I have a feeling it really is his girlfriend. He has had a couple of unexplained trips to FLA (fans spotted at the airport), so this explains it. CW is the country version of People, but I still think they wouldn’t have listed her as his girlfriend if Danny didn’t ok it, they seem somewhat reputable. Go Gokey! Lol.

  • Jx223

    Here is a picture that Danny just tweeted from a photoshoot that he’s doing. I think it’s a nice picture.

    http://twitpic.com/58s9lk

  • BootStar

    LOL, where’s the fashion in this “fashion show”?

  • macy

    06/08/2011 at 2:50 pm

    Here is a picture that Danny just tweeted from a photoshoot that he’s doing. I think it’s a nice picture.

    http://twitpic.com/58s9lk

    Wow! That is an awesome picture of Danny! You can really see why he is often compared to RDJ in that shot….amazing!

  • Indigobunting

    Thanks for that picture jx223 :) Nice. He does look like RDJ there, which IMO is a good thing; love me some RDJ.

    Bootstar-yeah, no high “awards show” fashion here-it was a Wranglers sponsored show, so boots, jeans and plaid shirts, lol.

  • CSFan

    Yeah, poor girl. She’s going to be twitter stalked, have a ton of sudden “big fans,” and then get picked apart and judged if she does something fans don’t like. It’s happened over and over again.

  • BootStar

    Wrangler? Oh, well. I prefer Levi’s myself, but it sounds like it was for a good cause. Danny and Bucky certainly look nice in the duds. (But Oh. Em. Gee. I thought Bucky was Casey too! Pull your hair back, Casey, I’m begging you! ;-) )

  • Indigobunting

    Boot Star- ‘Gap’ client myself, lol.

    Yeah, poor girl. She’s going to be twitter stalked, have a ton of sudden “big fans,” and then get picked apart

    I looked up her twitter out of curiosity and it looks like she went private-smart move.

    Also, I guess she was in a TV reality competition for Latino Models- She placed 9th in 2008 (according to WIki, lol). So perhaps she is used to the public eye and will weather scrutiny better than some others.

    I’ve seen nothing but happiness and congrats from Danny fans so far, but I know there are all types out there…..

  • macy

    I thought Bucky was Casey too! Pull your hair back, Casey

    Lol BootStar! I think a lot of us thought that it was Casey in that shot….they look identical from the back to me!

    Thanks for that picture jx223 Nice. He does look like RDJ there, which IMO is a good thing; love me some RDJ.

    Yes, jx223, thanks! One thing you can say about Danny, there is no mistaking him for someone else (well, besides RDJ that is ;) )….he has a very unique look from other artists in Country music. I think it is a good thing to stand out with the field so crowded with new artists. Very nice pictures….thanks “anonymous fan”!

  • YeahRight

    How can people not tell if that’s Bucky in the picture? It’s so obvious it’s Bucky. Plus, it was announced he was doing the fashion show. I think some folks need to stop having Casey on the brain.

    Gokey has a type, huh? Heh.

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  • Lucy1234

    Here is a picture that Danny just tweeted from a photoshoot that he’s doing. I think it’s a nice picture.

    http://twitpic.com/58s9lk

    Wow!! I’ve seen Danny in person twice and have always thought he was so much better looking in person (very good looking in person) but that picture does him justice. If that is his girlfriend, I am not surprised that she is latina

  • lucysfave

    Danny has brought all kinds of pics and treats to his fans today—we were so looking forward to the style show pics, we got an extra one with a very pretty young lady, and he twitpic’d out a sneak peak of his recent photo shoot–I’d imagine it’s to be used for promotion of his new single/CD.

    A very good day for Gokey fans!

    And yes, Danny is very trim and muscular–especially in the arms. But that was evident way back on the AI Live Tour for Season 8.

  • man5ell

    Wow, love these photos of Danny at the fashion show! I am really glad to see Danny with the drop dead gorgeous lady too. He deserves someone on his arm he can be proud of. Way to go Mr. Gokey!!!

  • happyhexer

    Maybe a year or a year-and-a-half ago, Danny indicated in an interview that he wasn’t ready to date because he didn’t want to bring his “baggage” into a new relationship. (I assume he was still processing his grief at that point.) Since that time, he has commented on what he is looking for in a woman — specifically, someone who is not jealous or possessive, and is strong and secure enough to accept Danny being in the limelight with his career, his past relationship with Sophia, his present relationship with Sophia’s family (who appear to be part of Danny’s extended family), and his work with the charity he established in Sophia’s name, Sophia’s Heart. At some point Danny also indicated that he would never date a fan, and that he might date someone in the entertainment industry (because they would be more likely to understand the rigors of the industry and the pitfalls of being in the limelight). (I don’t remember when, sequentially, Danny made that statement.) More recently, there have been unexplained sightings of Danny in Florida. (Fan that I am, I don’t pay that much attention to his comings and goings, lol.) And very recently, Danny tweeted that he was very happy at where he was in his life.

    I may have gotten some of the details garbled, but I think the thrust of what I’ve said above is true. (Maybe other fans can correct me or fill in the blanks.) So yes, I think Leyicet must be Danny’s new girlfriend. (Just wish I knew how to pronounce her name, lol!)

  • happyhexer

    And I am getting very much ahead of myself here, but maybe this is the first step to those dannygokeybabies that Crystal promised us, albeit through Lee and Andrew. ;-) :-D

  • happyhexer

    So anyone think that Danny will bring Leyicet on his cruise in February? *she says slyly* The cruise departs from Miami, not Tampa like last year . . .
    ;-)

  • artemis

    DannyGokeybabies-lol. Well, romance is in the Idol air. Danny, Lee, Paul with their beautiful girlfriends, and Andrew is getting married this fall, to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his son.
    Danny’s had a lot of tragedy; he deserves some happiness.

  • bean99

    Aw that’s really nice for Danny. Great pic of him, Jx233.

    I also saw Casey in that pic of Bucky and yes I do have him on my brain, lol.

  • happyhexer

    I couldn’t agree more, Artemis. Danny’s music and concerts give me a great deal of pleasure, so I would love for him to be happy in return. I wish all the Idol contestants happiness. Life is short, and there is plenty of bad stuff happening in the world. Let’s all try to be as happy as we can . . .

  • Indigobunting

    Andrew is getting married this fall, to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his son.

    Aw, I didn’t know that Artemis; thanks for that news!

    Congrats to Andrew (he was actually my initial fave for S9)

    You are right; lots of love in the air for Idol world :) Add Sauli and Adam to the mix.

  • macy

    I also saw Casey in that pic of Bucky and yes I do have him on my brain, lol.

    I was going to say to the Casey fans that it is a good thing that many thought it was him in that picture….shows he is on people’s minds. Any news on when his single is to be released?

    I am really glad to see Danny with the drop dead gorgeous lady too. He deserves someone on his arm he can be proud of. Way to go Mr. Gokey!!!

    They make a beautiful couple….Danny looks so happy :)

    lots of love in the air for Idol world

    So much nicer to read about than the insults and fan warring!

  • PerfectStorm

    I always thought the perfect couple was Danny and Matt. They were hilarious together.

    But seriously, Leyicet is very pretty and talented and established in her own right. Maybe she and Danny will be the new Country music red carpet darlings:)

    Danny Gokey babies; as long as a son is NOT named Kristopher Adam Gokey, LOL

  • happyhexer

    So much nicer to read about than the insults and fan warring!

    In spades!

  • happyhexer

    Danny Gokey babies; as long as a son is NOT named Kristopher Adam Gokey, LOL

    Okay, PerfectStorm. I’m dense, but I’ll bite. Why not? (But you don’t have to respond if you’d prefer not to.)

    I personally love the name Adam. Had planned on Michael Adam or Nathan for my nonexistent son.

  • happyhexer

    Nevermind, PerfectStorm. I think I figured it out.

  • lucysfave

    They make a beautiful couple….Danny looks so happy. lots of love in the air for Idol world –So much nicer to read about than the insults and fan warring!

    I agree 100%! It has been so refreshing to read of all the best wishes for Danny’s happiness.

  • Ratna12

    Well, romance is in the Idol air. Danny, Lee, Paul with their beautiful girlfriends, and Andrew is getting married this fall, to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his son.

    And also James will get married with Stefano as the best man ( who knows when).
    Congrats to Danny.
    My idol is already happily married so I’m watching other idols budding romances. :)

  • aek

    If this is true, I wish them much happiness! She’s a very pretty girl!

    Thanks, JX223, for the picture. Danny looks great!

  • happyhexer

    Aek, so good to see you and JX223 here! And great Danny news!