Is Jesse McCartney Married?

Jesse McCartney is best known for being a teen heartthrob in the 2000s. He had several hit songs on the radio and attracted many fans for his good looks. Given McCartney’s popularity, his personal life was a hot topic for gossip magazines as well.

It has been many years since McCartney’s songs were last heard on the radio, and there are no doubt fans who are interested in what he is up to today. What has McCartney been up to and is he married now?

Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney | Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images

How did Jesse McCartney become popular?

McCartney’s music career started in the late 1990s. He joined the boy band Dream Street and released music with the group from 1999 to 2002.

However, Dream Street did not last long as a unit. In 2002, the members’ parents sued the band’s creators, Louis Baldonieri and Brian Lukow, for engaging “in a wide range of conduct and activities that plainly threaten and impair the minors’ well-being.” The court ended up ruling in favor of Dream Street, which released McCartney and the other members from their contracts.

McCartney continued his music career by releasing songs as a solo artist, and it soon became clear McCartney could become a star all on his own. His first album, Beautiful Soul, came out in 2004 and peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. For the next few years, radio listeners would be familiar with McCartney’s hits, such as “Beautiful Soul,” “Leavin’,” and “Right Where You Want Me.”

Recently, McCartney made a splash on the third season of The Masked Singer. He showcased his talent while disguising himself as a turtle and became the runner-up of the season.

Aside from singing, McCartney has shown he is skilled in acting as well. He appeared on shows like All My Children and Summerland. Additionally, he has been the voice of Theodore in the Alvin and the Chipmunks films and Terrence in the Disney Fairies franchise.

Who did Jesse McCartney date in the past?

Jesse McCartney and Katie Cassidy
Jesse McCartney and Katie Cassidy | Chris Polk/FilmMagic for Us Weekly Magazine

From 2005 to 2007, McCartney was in a relationship with actress Katie Cassidy. She even appeared in his music video for the song “She’s No You.”

In 2009, McCartney dated actress Hayden Panettiere.

Other stars McCartney has been linked to include Brenda Song, Danielle Panabaker, and Eden Sassoon.

Is Jesse McCartney married?

McCartney is currently dating actress Katie Peterson. The pair first got together in 2012 and became engaged in 2019.

A source told E! News about the engagement, saying: “The couple were with a group of friends as McCartney got down on one knee. The whole restaurant fell silent as he asked her to marry him and went into a loud applause and cheered when she said yes! Chef Wolfgang Puck himself was also at the restaurant making his rounds when it happened. The couple celebrated with drinks as the night went on.”

McCartney also shared with ET recently that, because of the currently COVID-19 pandemic, they had to put their wedding plans on hold and cannot confirm a date yet. Nevertheless, he is hoping that “by next spring we’ll be OK.”

In any case, McCartney also revealed he and Peterson might host their wedding somewhere in Northern California. Additionally, he would like to have an outdoor wedding with live music.