• Breanna Johns

High school sweethearts tie the knot 28 years later

High school sweethearts who met as freshmen at Clifton High School in New Jersey took 28 years to get to the altar.

On Saturday April 7, 2018, Chris Gash and Jenn Sudol tied the knot in the hallway of their alma mater.

It took less than ten minutes for the couple to become Mr. and Mrs. Gash. It took longer for the couple to decide where their lockers had been. Their lockers were located on the first floor across the hall from one another. That is where they held their ceremony.

Over the years the lockers had changed, which made them difficult to find.

According to USA Today, “While from time to time over the years they compared notes, both Chris and Jenn started families. They rediscovered the spark for each other a few years back after their previous relationships didn't work out.”

“It was at a concert, Beach Slang in Brooklyn in fall 2016, that Chris told Jenn that she was going to marry him. She didn't object and about a year ago, they bought their wedding bans,” according to USA Today.

Their ceremony was small, just family members, but word of their ceremony grabbed the attention of their friends and family.

It is amazing enough that Gash and Sudol were reunited after so many years, but it is even more unusual given that only 2 percent of new marriages in North America are between high school "sweethearts," according to the Huffington Post. However, "15% of people went to high school with their spouse, according to data compiled by Facebook analysts," and "28% of married couples attended the same college," according to Business Insider.