Friends Who Promised To Marry If They Were Both Single At 50 Go Through With Pact
Two friends who promised each other that if they were both single at 50-years-old they would marry, have now tied the knot.
Kimberley Dean, 51, and Ron Palmer, 54, have married after 37 years of friendship.
The Minnesota residents were once sweethearts at high-school, but Ron moved on, saying that he wanted to 'sow [his] oats'.
"I thought at that young age, girls were a dime a dozen and I could get along with anybody - so we broke up," he told the Daily Mail.
"But we broke up on good terms. We remained friends."
The couple stayed in touch over the years, comforting each other as they went through relationships. Soon they made a pact: to wed each other should they be single at 50.
"It was a complete joke," Kimberley said.
"We were both single at the time and we were just both fed up with dating and all the craziness that goes with that." Amen to that.
Kimberley had already been married, had two children, and gone through a divorce. Luckily Ron was on hand to supporter her through it and now has a tight bond with the two kids, taking them on camping trips over the years.
They wed last Friday with Kimberley's daughter as maid of honour while her son, Konner, walked her down the aisle.
As for Kimberley, her only regret is not tying the knot with Ron sooner.
"Everybody jokes, 'Well, it's about dang time'. We waited a long time to finally get to this point," she said.
"Everything you go through to get to here was worth it. I just wish it could have been a little earlier. What can I say? I love him. I'm head over heels."
Ron seems equally smitten. His words on his new wife enough to make your heart melt.
"We started out as friends, we fell in love and we parted as friends, but we still cared for each other. I've always loved her because she's such an awesome friend."
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