Jon Batiste Secretly Married Suleika Jaouad Before Her Bone Marrow Transplant: ‘An Act Of Defiance’

Jon Batiste privately tied the knot to his longtime love, Suleika Jaouad, just one day before she went in for her cancer treatment. The pair opened up to “CBS Sunday Morning” about their intimate February nuptials, which they planned after Suleika was diagnosed with Leukemia for the second time. “It’s an act of defiance. The darkness will try to overtake you, but just turn on the light. Focus on the light. Hold onto the light,” he said.