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Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard marries on New Year's Eve

Embattled Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard wed Canadian actress Rebekah Asselstine in Vancouver on New Year's Eve, with social media posts showing a swanky affair that featured singing from both newlyweds.

Hoggard faces 1 count of sexual interference and 2 counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm in Toronto

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm in Toronto, married this week. (Toronto Police Service)

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard got married on New Year's Eve, tying the knot to a Canadian actor at a swanky affair.

The 34-year-old singer, who faces sex assault charges in an Ontario court, wed Rebekah Asselstine in Vancouver on Monday.

The nuptials were captured in various photographs and videos posted by guests on social media.

Asselstine is a 28-year-old actor who's credited with appearing on TV series Supergirl and the Hallmark movie Road to Christmas.

Posts, which have since been made private on Instagram, showed the couple slow dancing to Audrey Hepburn's rendition of Moon River from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.

They also sat together at a grand piano while Hoggard serenaded Asselstine with a ballad.

The celebration comes as Hoggard awaits a preliminary hearing set for July in his sex assault case. He's facing one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm in Toronto.

A lawyer for the singer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hoggard has previously denied engaging in non-consensual sexual behaviour, but has said he acted in a way that objectifies women. The allegations emerged before charges were laid, prompting Hedley to go on an indefinite hiatus.

Hoggard's case will return to court in May to confirm the date of the preliminary hearing.

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