Not many people knew that the popular singer, Brian McKnight who was known for his hit songs like “Back at One”, “One Last Cry”, and “6,8,12” has a gorgeous and stunningly beautiful wife and she is also a Filipina!

Brian McKnight is a 50-year-old American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and musician. He is most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range. His work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, though he has never won. He is third only to Morten Lindberg and Snoop Dogg for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win.


He is also known for his R&B and soul genres of music. He knows how to play some musical instruments including piano, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tuba, and percussion. He was married to former singer-songwriter and his college sweetheart, Julie McKnight in 1990.

They were blessed to have three children. They div0rced in 2003. He began dating Dr. Leilani Malia Mendoza, a Filipina in 2014. It was in May 2017 when they announced their engagement. Their lavish wedding ceremony was celebrated on December 29, 2017.


Leilani Mendoza is a Filipino-American doctor who hails from Plaridel, Bulacan. Their wedding was held in the Oheka Castle and Hotel Estate in Huntington, New York.

The world-renowned singer is very proud of his Filipina wife even on his own social media account, he seems so in love with his loving wife. He never fails to show everyone how blessed he is to have such an amazing and loving wife.


It was no doubt about how wonderful Filipina women are especially when it comes to taking care of and prioritizing their families, their unconditional love is also amazing. It was a great blessing to many people to find such wonderful individuals to be part of their lives and to be their family that they can cherish forever.