'American Idol'' s Tamyra Gray Gets Married

The American Idol finalist weds former Color Me Badd member Sam Watters

American Idol season one finalist Tamyra Gray married Sam Watters, a songwriter and producer who was in the early ’90s R&B group Color Me Badd, in Capri, Italy, on Saturday, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Gray, 27, and Watters, 36, wed before 45 guests on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The bride wore a gown by Claire Pettibone. After the ceremony, “They walked through the city and townspeople were opening their windows and cheering for them,” Gray’s manager, Lisa Braud , tells PEOPLE.

The couple have been together for two years. They got engaged on Valentine’s Day when Watters proposed with an antique diamond engagement ring in a platinum setting.

A fan favorite on American Idol in 2002, Gray has ventured into acting – she had a recurring role on Boston Public in 2003, appeared in the 2005 indie film The Gospel and played a waitress on NBC’s Las Vegas in March. In 2004 she released an album, The Dreamer.

Since his stint with Color Me Badd, which had a hit with “I Wanna Sex You Up,” Watters has worked with partner Louis Biancaniello as a writer and producer for artists including Jessica Simpson (he co-wrote her song “A Public Affair”), Celine Dion and Kelly Clarkson. He also co-wrote, produced and arranged several songs on The Dreamer.

The newlyweds are currently honeymooning in Italy.

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