‘Still Growing Together,’ a Teenage Crush Leads to Marriage
(Newser) – A love relationship that started in middle school suddenly blossomed into marriage this year. The Texas girls’ basketball coach was 16 when he fell for a 16-year-old senior, and a few months later, she was his wife. The college student, who works as a personal assistant, was barely 10 years old when he fell for another girl in high school.
“I think it was God that started it,” the coach says. “The more he was around her, the more his focus changed.” The coach says he has noticed a change in his wife’s behavior: She has been less independent, happier and has more of a “spark” about her.
The news has sparked a lot of headlines, including the story of a “love at first sight” incident where a 15-year-old boy made out with a 16-year-old girl. More common, though, are cases in which relationships began as teens who didn’t end up marrying their first partners decades later. In one case, a high school senior and his 15-year-old high school girlfriend got together despite the former’s parents’ objections to her choosing a 19-year-old boyfriend, reports the Tampa Tribune.
“They have been married now since October and I am proud of them for sticking together, going through the trials and tribulations so they can enjoy each other for whatever time they’re going to have together,” says the husband, who didn’t want to be identified. He says they’re planning on celebrating their 30th anniversary.
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