John Schneider, best known for his role as Bo Duke in the beloved television show The Dukes of Hazzard, married his girlfriend of five years, Alicia Allain, on Tuesday. The wedding took place in the barn at John Schneider Studios in Holden, Louisiana.
But, the marriage between Schneider and Allain isn’t legal due to the 59-year-old actor’s ongoing divorce battle with his estranged wife Elvira “Elly” Schneider. So, John and Alicia wed “before God” and have plans to make their marriage legal once his divorce is finalized.
“This has been a wonderful celebration, a sanctuary of love. Just a perfect day of celebrating with friends and family,” Allain told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
“Happy is too small of a word,” Schneider added.
Following the ceremony inside Schneider’s barn, the happy couple celebrated surrounded by friends and family with an outdoor reception that included dancing and fireworks. Photos also show the actor and his new bride leaving the ceremony in the General Lee, an iconic 1969 Dodge Charger driven in The Dukes of Hazzard by Schneider’s character, Bo Duke, and his onscreen brother, Luke.
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