This is surprising.
Rimes shared a throwback pic on Instagram just before they celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, showing them posing together, all smiles, sometime in the ’90s.
“I was 14, he was 23. We don’t remember meeting,” Rimes wrote. “He found this in the garage while going through boxes. 14 years later who knew we’d meet again.”
She continued, “Crazy, all the life that happened between those two encounters, the lessons that needed to be learned. Fate? Chance? Serendipity? Who knows? All we do know is, here we are together and tomorrow we are celebrating 5 years of being married and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. #crazylove #lovers #friends #partners #hubby #anniversary #5years #throwback #throwbackthursday #tbt.”
They’re so cute together, we’re just going to choose to ignore the fact that she was 14 when she met her 23-year-old future husband.
Before this photo, Rimes and Cibrian thought they’d met on the set of the 2009 TV movie Northern Lights, where they were co-stars. Rimes was married to Dean Sheremet and Cibrian was still with Brandi Glanville when reports started circulating saying Rimes and Cibrian were having an affair. Turns out the rumors were true, and soon after, both Rimes and Cibrian split from their spouses and started dating. They were married two years later.
Rimes shared a cute selfie soon after the throwback pic, showing her and Cibrian together as they begin their anniversary celebration.
“Happy 5 year anniversary to my lover, my friend, my heart, my everything!” she wrote on Instagram. “We have walked through hell and back to be together and wouldn’t change a thing. Our bond is like no other. I cherish you!”