Boston Bombing Survivor Marries College Sweetheart After Split From First Husband
Rebekah Gregory, who lost part of her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, has found love with her college sweetheart.
Gregory lost her leg from the knee down, and endured many painful surgeries. Yet she remained optimistic that she could pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
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And she did. Her marriage to her boyfriend, Pete DiMartino, seemed like a fairytale. She walked proudly down the aisle on the arm of her father, a vision of beauty and courage.
What made the marriage especially poignant was the fact that her groom had also been injured in the bombing; she thought it would bond them forever.
“When you go through something like the bombing with someone, you feel like that's the person you’re supposed to be with,” she told INSIDE EDITION.
Then came a stunning, life-changing bombshell. Gregory received an anonymous note in the mail, claiming that her husband had been cheating on her.
"He has been cheating on you since you met him. And he is still cheating now. Make the best decision. Leave before he causes more damage,” read the note.
Gregory was also sent a copy of intimate text messages, reportedly between her husband and another woman. After just 10 months of marriage, Gregory filed for divorce.
The divorce papers accused Gregory's husband of having "committed adultery," a charge he denies.
Asked how she stays so positive, she said, “I'm still smiling because I have so many more blessings than problems.”
And blessings she has: Gregory has now found new love - with her college sweetheart Chris Varney.
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After the bombing, he reached out to offer his support.
"Ten years later, nothing's changed. It's amazing how we picked up right where we left off," she said.
Just a few weeks ago, Gregory was married again, this time tying the knot in Jamaica.
There was no huge party, unlike her first wedding. It was just the two of them, celebrating their future together.