June 20, 2008 Sunday marks a year since Jo Dee Messina announced her engagement to concert-equipment designer Chris Deffenbaugh. The pair tied the knot in October, and while marriage is a major change for most people, its been a minor alteration for them.
"My husband travels with me," she says. "He works out on the road when were on the road. He has his own company, so hes able to come out on the road or work when were at home, so it hasnt changed a whole lot for me. Our relationship is the same as before we were married."
Particularly important in that equation is the fact that Jo Dee and Chris continue to keep each other entertained.
"We still hang out and laugh," she notes. "How many days go by when people don't have one of those big belly laughs? We have em every day, so that's fun."
Jo Dees current single, "Im Done," is in the Top 40 on the Country Aircheck singles chart.