By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
11:32 AM EST, December 15, 2012
Pro Bowl Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is now a married man.
Suggs announced his nuptials to longtime girlfriend Candace Williams on his official Facebook page, posting a photograph of himself in a dark suit and Williams in a white wedding dress. Williams is the mother of Suggs' two children.
"Last night I married my best friend and the love of my life," Suggs posted. "Our son gave her away and our daughter looked like a miniature version of my beautiful bride as she stood next to her. I'm a lucky, lucky man. Thank you God for all of your blessings and for showing me such amazing favor."
Suggs' publicist, Denise White, confirmed the ceremony to The Baltimore Sun. The couple got married in a small ceremony of roughly 30 people at the Four Seasons hotel, according to White.
The couple applied for a marriage license in Maryland recently while resolving their differences that included her filing for a temporary protective order on Nov. 20, which she voluntarily withdrew on Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. She had alleged a domestic violence incident in early September, but filed no charges. Suggs' lawyer, Warren Alperstein, denied the allegations and the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year didn't face any charges.
Suggs and Williams also reached a custody agreement for their two minor children with details of the custody, visitation and child support pact sealed by the presiding judge for privacy issues at the request of both parties.
Following their court appearance last Tuesday, the couple were smiling and interacting on a friendly basis.
"She has lifted the petition voluntarily, over and done, and he denies the allegations," Lynn Hoffman, Suggs' attorney, told The Baltimore Sun that day following the court appearance. "They're moving forward in the best interests of the children and they've resolved their personal issues."
Under Maryland law because he was served with a protective order, Suggs was required to surrender a total of seven firearms, which he complied with, according to Alperstein and Ravens director of security Darren Sanders. Alperstein said Suggs is eligible to have the guns returned to him.
Baltimore County police said two 911 calls were placed from Suggs' address on Nov. 21. However, no reports were taken.
Suggs issued the following statement last week through his publicist: "My fiancee' and I have two beautiful children together whom we both love and care for tremendously. The personal issues that the two of us have faced recently have been addressed in a responsible and adult manner and have been resolved. I am certain that we will get through this matter and move forward as a happy family."