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Marco Rubio's ex-girlfriend remembers his "geeky charm" and persistence



As if there weren't enough reasons to discourage people from public service, now comes the potential for ex-high school girlfriends or boyfriends to weigh in. Marco Rubio's former girlfriend, Michele Mallett offers readers of the In Love & War blog a recollection of how her jealousy helped ruin her relationship with a pimply kid who would grow up to be U.S. Senator. A Snippet:

...As my Freshman year began I noticed that this one acne ridden boy with braces and knobby knees always smiling and saying "hello" to me while passing me on the stairs or in the halls between classes. I was not interested romantically in him and continued to vaguely smile back and go about my way. While on the football field during practice I noticed that same boy again. Oh no, he's #46 on the defensive team. But my attitude of indifference towards him would soon change because this boy was not like any other boy, he was by far the most persistent boy I had ever met. He began to find me everywhere I would be and started seeking out my affections with his sense of humor and outgoing demeanor and he did so for months before I could not resist his geeky charm. He broke down my wall and he stole my heart. The very first one to do it too! Throughout the course of our relationship we would grow to have a beautiful bond of young love and I also formed a special bond with his family as they were very good to me always...


[Last modified: Monday, December 13, 2010 2:12pm]


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