The Gossip singer Beth Ditto is getting married next year
The openly-lesbian rocker is engaged to her partner Kristen and the pair are planning to tie the knot in Hawaii in June 2013.
Beth - who is currently in London promoting the band`s new album `A Joyful Noise` and has been joined by Kristen for the trip - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I`m gettingmarriednextyear to my partner Kristen in June. She might be somewhere here, in the hotel, walking around. I`m doing it in Hawaii because my girlfriend is from there."
However, one potential guest, The Gossip`s female manager, wants the couple to say their vows in April because she can`t make the June date but Beth won`t be swayed.
The 31-year-old musician laughed: "I`m not gettingmarried in April because it`s the raining season there!"
Beth`s bandmates Brace Paine and Hannah Blilie are both thrilled for the couple and can`t wait for the nuptials.
Hannah said: "It`s gonna be great."
Beth`s beautiful engagement ring has a flower-shaped setting with a round diamond.
The couple knew each other for several years before they became an item because Kristen worked as the `Standing in the Way of Control` singer`s assistant.
Although Beth had developed strong feelings for Kristen she waited until her nine-year relationship with transgender Freddie Fagula ended in January 2010 before embarking on a romance with Kristen.
She previously said: "It was something that I kept hidden deep inside of me. But everyone knew. Even people are parties and clubs would be like, `When are they (me and Kristen) going to get together?` There was always a little guilt inside of me because I felt I was cheating, but I never cheated. We never did anything ... I dated Freddie for nine years, and I was always worried it was going to end. With Kristen I never worry about it ending, I just feel completely full and whole."
`A Joyful Noise` is scheduled for release on May 14.