As the college mergers go, this one is especially cute.
Gregory Dabis and Janet Fenner of New Jersey tied the knot last weekend on the same football field where King and Queen of Montclair State University were crowned in 1992, Bergen Record reports.
The two knew each other during Greek life on campus, but were never romantically involved – and lived separate lives until they were accidentally reconnected, through a dating app, two dozen years later.
“He was the boy of the players’ fraternity and I was good-natured,” recalled Fenner, 48, who told the newspaper that he was a direct student-athlete who had served in the social society government.
Meanwhile, Dabis, now 50, was an animal party at a college in Phi Alpha Psi, where he is reportedly a longtime champion of the Brotherhood̵
“I wasn’t suitable for her in any way,” he told Record. “She was too good for me and I knew it.”
After a short reign as king and queen, they set out on separate paths, each starting families with children. The two turned divorced in the same 2016.
They soon crossed paths on the Bumble dating app.
Fenner rotated Dabice’s profile, not even recognizing her one-time “king” under her hair.
“I was amazed in so many ways,” he said. “She looked the same. I hadn’t even thought about her in years. It was unreal. “
He proposed to Fenner on April 5 in front of their children. A procession of a large family rose with signs on their vehicles that read “Janet, will you marry me yes or no?” According to the newspaper.
It is reported that MSU was fully on board with the host of a socially remote wedding on the field and worked out all the planning to make it happen.
“There was instant confidence and warmth,” Dabis said when he saw Fener again. “We just slipped right into the conversation, like we were sitting in a school cafeteria. I didn’t want that to end. “