I don’t often read the wedding announcements in the Sunday New York Times, but one caught my eye this past weekend. It was the headline that drew me in: “Taking Their Very Sweet Time.” I’m a sucker for unusual love stories, and those words held the promise of a unique path to the altar.
Faith Rein and Udonis Haslem met in college and struck up a friendship that eventually became a romance. But their relationship encountered several obstacles: Haslem moved to France to play basketball, while Rein completed her undergrad degree; after he signed with the Miami Heat, she moved to New York to pursue her own career. The two stayed in touch during these separations, and Rein eventually moved to Miami.