10/23/1997 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Singer Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees married his childhood sweetheart, choreographer and dancer Lea Dellecave, on Saturday in Cincinatti. Both bride (who appears onstage with the three-year-old pop group) and groom are 24 and hail from the Ohio city, having known each other since the fifth grade, the bride's mother, Gerri Dellecave, told the Associated Press. Drew and Lea both attended Cincinatti's School for the Creative and Performing Arts, as did three of the four members of 98 Degrees, which consists of founder Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre and Drew's brother Nick Lachey. Before becoming a musician with the group, Drew, a baritone, was a member of a medical emergency team in New York.