Gary Coleman got married in, um, secret
From the Where Are They Now? Dept., Inside Edition says 40-year-old Gary Coleman went the route of William Wallace and got married in secret on Aug. 28, 2007, to Shannon Price, whom he met on the set of one of his movies. Wait, Gary Coleman still makes movies?
They got hitched on a Nevada mountaintop in a very small ceremony on her 22nd birthday. “Nobody was around but the minister, preacher, the videographers, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us,” Coleman said. “That was all that was there. There was nobody else.”
Price is actually the one who proposed to Coleman, and admitted she didn’t even know who the Diff’rent Strokes star was because she didn’t watch TV as a kid.
Even with almost a foot difference between the pair (she’s 5-foot-7, he’s 4-foot-8), this was Gary’s first “romantic relationship.” Said Coleman: “I never got the opportunity to be romantic or feel romantic with anyone. ... I wasn’t saving myself, she just happened to be the one.”
Why keep it a secret? “I just want my own identity as well because I don’t want to be known as Gary Coleman’s wife,” Price said. That sums it up nicely, we think.
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