You’ve probably already seen this video over at D-Listed, which is where I first encountered it, but I just couldn’t resist talking about it. As Michael K mentioned, it’s like a scene from “Glee” except it’s real life and it makes you kind of cringe. A bride walks down the aisle in church toward her fiance and belts out Christina Aguilera’s “The Right Man.” She can really sing, and it begs the question: Is this for real or did someone just stage this video to go viral? There are people in the church, but the bride’s side (that’s the left when you first walk in, right?) is almost empty and the whole video is just really slick. Well Inside Edition got an interview with the happy couple, and the bride actually doesn’t seem like an unhinged Jessica Biel lookalike, she comes across as sweet and genuine. The couple lives outside of Cincinnati, and they seem like happy newlyweds, in the less than a minute interview that is. Their video interview is below, and here’s their background story:
The video is burning up the internet, Now everyone’s asking—can this be real?
“They’re actors,” said some viewers, “No way she’s a real bride.”
It’s real alright, and she spoke exclusively with INSIDE EDITION.
“I wanted him to know how much I loved him, and how perfect he is to me. I thought the best way to do that would be to sing to him as I walked down the aisle,” said Carr.
INSIDE EDITION caught up with Marie Carr and her husband, Devin, at their home outside Cincinnati.
Carr’s dad died when she was a teenager, so she had no one to walk her down the aisle. She decided to go it alone, and belt out a Christina Aguilera love song as she went.
“It was so hard to keep it together, but it was so easy to walk towards the love of my life,” Carr told INSIDE EDITION.
Devin was blown away, saying, “It was amazing. I couldn’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her.”
[From Inside Edition]
The Stir has more on the groom, and he almost died when he was a kid. He “faced tragedy when he was hit by a pickup truck at the age of 12 and spent a month in a coma, suffered brain trauma and wasn’t expected to survive. But he re-learned to walk and talk and now volunteers to help children who have suffered similar brain injuries.” The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital website has a whole interview with the groom and his mom, and it’s legit, it’s not just some clever way to sell the singing video.
So does this make me a total bitch for previously thinking this chick was crazy for doing this? She lost her dad and didn’t have anyone to walk her down the aisle, her husband is a great guy who overcame tragedy, they have a whole background story and they’re so in looove. Was it sexist of me to find it weird for a bride to sing to her soon-to-be husband? Probably, but I already knew I was a bitch. Plus she was performing like she was on Idol. It seemed so staged.