May 5, 2024

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, married her longtime boyfriend, drummer and manager Josh Villalta on Saturday, May 4 at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles, California. Among the guests at the wedding were Nita's Cooper bandmates Alice Cooper and Chuck Garric, DISTURBED singer David Draiman and his girlfriend Sarah Uli, DISTURBED bassist John Moyer and his wife Brandi, pop-rock singer Demi Lovato and her fiancé Jordan "Jutes" Lutes, and celebrity chef Chris Santos and his wife, actress Natalie Makenna. Several videos and photos from the event can be found below.

Josh proposed to Nita during the record-release party for her latest solo album, "The Call Of The Void", on July 6, 2023 in West Hollywood, California.

Villalta and Strauss met in 2011 in the driveway of the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood after being introduced by current Yamaha marketing manager Mike Taft.

This past February, Strauss proclaimed her love for Villalta in a social media post, sharing two different photos of the couple and writing: "When people post about relationships, myself included, we always tend to focus on the great times. Which makes a lot of sense! It's natural to put your best and brightest side forward on social media. What doesn't always get posted are moments like the second one.
I have found myself struggling a lot lately. And it's especially in those moments that I am so grateful to have @thejoshv as a partner.

"You all know how strong he is just by looking at him, but what you don't see on the outside is how strong he is mentally. He's able to carry the load for both of us at many times, to pick me up in those moments when I need him most, on top of all his own stresses and mental burdens. It's never 'too much' to be there, to push me to be my best and achieve even when I don't feel like I can. When I need someone stronger than myself, you are always there.

"Every day is Valentine's Day with you, my future husband. I can't wait for a lifetime together from morning gym sessions to after show deep dish pizza, from traveling around the world to sleeping in our bed, and knowing that wherever you are will always be home. I love you!"

"The Call of the The Void" is a star-studded affair featuring guest vocals from DISTURBED's David Draiman, ARCH ENEMY's Alissa White-Gluz, HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's Chris Motionless, IN FLAMES' Anders Fridén, Hungarian-born vocalist/writer Dorothy Martin, Alice Cooper and Lilith Czar.

Nita released 2018's "Controlled Chaos" to mass acclaim from fans and media alike, with Metal Injection calling it "a great debut that — as its creator intended — leaves no doubt", and Guitar World stating "'Controlled Chaos' is a panoramic view of Nita Strauss's many strengths".

In March 2023, it was announced that Nita would return to Alice's band for his 2023 tour.

Nita spent eight years playing with Alice before joining Lovato's band in the summer of 2022.

Nita made her live debut with Demi in July 2022 with a performance of "Substance" on ABC's Emmy Award-winning late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".

Strauss had been playing with Cooper since 2014 when she replaced Australian musician and former Michael Jackson player Orianthi. She joined Alice in time for a mammoth MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. She was recommended to Cooper by the legendary rocker's former bass player and WINGER frontman Kip Winger.

💕 Congratulations Nita Strauss & Josh V!!! 💕

Posted by Libran Lauren on Sunday, May 5, 2024

Demi Lovato and Jutes at Nita Strauss and Josh Villalta’s wedding in Los Angeles, CA - May 4

Posted by Lovatics Philippines on Sunday, May 5, 2024

We look like the cast of a sitcom… 😂

Congrats Josh and Nita!! Gorgeous wedding! The karaoke was something else 🎶🎸👰‍♀️🤵

Posted by Sarah Uli on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Congratulations, Josh + Nita! That was the most beautiful wedding I've ever witnessed last night! With a room full of...

Posted by Dean Karr on Sunday, May 5, 2024

Kim Resteghini and I shared some epic wonderful moments last night on a duel purpose evening in LA celebrating her...

Posted by Dale Resteghini on Sunday, May 5, 2024

📸 | Demi Lovato at Nita Strauss and Josh Villalta’s wedding in Los Angeles.

Posted by Lovatics Philippines on Monday, May 6, 2024

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