Nearly four decades ago, Kimberly Dean and Ron Palmer started dating. She was a freshman in high school and he was a senior. They eventually broke up when he graduated. But they parted on good terms, stayed friends and kept in touch over the years.
They were always there for each other. Whenever one of them went through a breakup, they’d call the other and in one of those calls, they made an important deal.
Dean says they were both tired of being single and were fed up with dating and jokingly agreed to get married if they were both still single when she turned 50. Then they kind of forgot about it, but stayed in each other’s lives and then in 2016, decided to give being a couple a second chance. This time it stuck and a year later Palmer popped the question and she said yes!
Dean, now 51, and Palmer, now 54, got their happy ending when they tied the knot on June 1st. "We started out as friends, we fell in love and we parted as friends, but we still cared for each other," Palmer says of his wife. "I've always loved her because she's such an awesome friend."