You know that awkward feeling you get when you see someone you know, but definitely aren’t attracted to, on Tinder or Bumble? Like a coworker or a friend of a friend or the somewhat decent but definitely not your type barista who is always working when you walk into Starbucks. Or you match with someone only to find out that the two of you make an awkward pair? Well, this couple totally got their “happily ever after” from online dating…30 years after they were preschool crushes. I know, I’m jealous too.
And just like that, I finally knew what it was like to be truly loved in return. Thank you for making me your wife, baby!! 💗😘 📸: ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY @justinpounders @roohiphoto #preschoolsweethearts #love #fate #destiny #wedding #ido #photography #firstdance #husband #wife #thepounders #happilyeverafter #dtsp #happiness @match #perfectmatch 💗
Amy Giberson and Justin Pounders, both 34 and from St. Petersburg, Florida, matched with each other on Match.com back in 2014. It seemed pretty standard at first; the two ended up having a successful first date at a restaurant in December of that year. After dating for a few months later, “Justin casually mentioned he always liked my name because his first crush was a girl named Amy in preschool,” Giberson explained to Cosmopolitan. “I joked and said ‘Well it wasn’t me, so I don’t want to hear about this Amy.'”
But here’s the kicker: she was that Amy. Turns out that Giberson and Pounders attended the same preschool. They found this out a month later when Pounders was describing how he was injured in preschool and mentioned the school’s name, Sunshine Pre-K. Cue the WTF moment. They had lived in the same city for years, but never crossed paths between preschool days and online dating. Pounders’ mother even found an old photo from their days at Sunshine Pre-K, sitting knee-to-knee, as cute as can be.
"You don't find love, it finds you. It's got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what's written in the stars"💗🌠 My mind is completely blown after finally seeing a picture of us from preschool and we're sitting right next to each other!!!! We spent the majority of our lives in the same town, knew the same friends, went to the same events on the same nights & never crossed paths again until we were 32. When he told me he liked the name Amy because he had a crush on a little girl in preschool named, Amy, I never thought it was actually me until we found out we went to the same preschool at the same time. Now, to see this pic…it just blows my mind to see we were glued to each other even during our playground days. The happiness, love & laughter this man brings my life everyday is overwhelming and I couldn't be more blessed to call him mine. I love you, baby!!!! 😍😘💗 #preschoolsweethearts #didyoueverwonderaboutme #fate
Ugh, it’s almost too cute.
To say that they were ecstatic is definitely an understatement. Both of them believed it a true sign of fate that they ended up together, and honestly, we don’t blame them. They even got engaged on The View during an interview about their unusual story. The happy couple officially became Mr. and Mrs. Pounders this past weekend, sealing the deal on their magical relationship. “I was hopeful that those love stories Nicholas Sparks wrote about were actually real and that I’d have a great love one day,” Giberson explained to Cosmo. “But I never expected this!”
Let’s just hope that Nicholas Sparks doesn’t catch wind of this, because this is definitely romance story-worthy.