Cupid strikes Alanis Morisette – with marriage! People confirmed the singer’s marriage to Souleye (real name: Mario Treadway), the 30-year-old singer and rapper she’s been dating since 2009.  The two celebrated their nuptials at their Los Angeles home on May 22nd, surrounded by family.  Morissette confirmed the news herself on her Facebook fan page. This is the first marriage for both.

What steps can you take to ensure that a new marriage will work?

Cupid’s Take:

1. Know who you can trust: Morissette and Souleye married privately, and it wasn’t confirmed until two weeks later.  A tight inner circle can contribute to a couple’s success – it shows everyone is on the same page, with the same goals for the couple.

2. Share only want you want: Morissette confirmed her marriage via Facebook and Twitter.  Realize the power of social media sites, and use them to your advantage when spreading news.  Sharing is good, but not everyone needs to know complete details.

3. Enjoy each other: Revel in the newness of your marriage.  Some couples forget that a marriage is more than a four-hour dance party.  Stay connected with your partner so that you’re still in that “I Do” stage long after they’re said and done.