A couple reunited for extra-sweet wedding vows at the same branch of Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly 30 years ago. And, we're all crying.
Valerie Sneade and Jason Roy were married on Friday, joined by family, friends and customers buying coffee and pastries at the Dunkin' Donuts in Grafton Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.
“It had to happen here," Roy, who works for the Worcester Parks Department, told the Telegram & Gazette.
"We think it's an absolute riot," said singer and actress Sneade, now Valerie Roy. “Has anybody been married in Dunkin' Donuts before? Maybe we'll start a trend."
Sneade and Roy mostly did not see each other for 25 years after a conversation about their future at the same shop in 1992 led the young, in-love couple to step back from their relationship. Come on guys? Breaking up in a Dunkin'? We can do better than that.
Sneade blames misunderstandings at the time and words that did not come out right. They were also young, which is understandable.
In the mean time, Roy joined the Navy, married and had three children. Sneade also married and moved to Florida. She became a singer and actress, developing her own cabaret shows. Both later divorced, and found each other years later.
“I wouldn't want to change a thing that happened. Jason has three beautiful children who he adores. I had a different way to give to the world through music," Sneade said.
When Roy learned that Sneade was performing a Valentine's Day-themed musical revue in Worcester in February 2018, he went along and sat in the front row. Yes, like in a movie.
“I looked out almost like a deer in the headlights," Sneade said. “I thought 'Oh, my goodness.'"
Three months later, she moved back to Massachusetts, and Roy proposed that New Year's Eve. Hallmark has nothing on these two.
They might've started a trend.
Everyone wants in.
“I think we're going to appreciate each other more so much later in life because every day is a blessing," said Sneade. “I can't imagine my life without him."