Couple Behind The True Story of The Vow

Couple Behind The True Story of The Vow

It's the #1 movie in America, The Vow, the story of a newlywed who loses her memory in a car accident and the loving husband who fights to win her heart all over again.

It might seem far-fetched, but it's actually based on a remarkable true story.

Meet Krickett and Kim Carpenter, the real life couple behind The Vow. Their love story began in 1993 when they were married in a romantic candlelit ceremony.

But two months later, just like in the movie, they were in a horrific car wreck.

Krickett suffered a serious brain injury. When she awoke from a coma, she had no memory of her husband.

INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander spoke with the couple.

"It was a sickening feeling. I remember walking out of the room and I slid down the wall I couldn't believe it," said Kim.

It was as if he had never existed. Their entire life together was erased in a flash.

"Any feelings and memories I had for my husband were wiped out," said Krickett.

Kim told Alexander, "I'd tell her I loved her and there was just nothing that came back."

Alexander asked, "Many people would have never blamed you if you'd walked away. Why did you stay?"

"I made a vow to God that, until death do us part. And the Lord is in the middle of it all in terms of our relationship, and is the biggest part of our relationship, " replied Kim.

A therapist suggested they start dating as if they'd just met. Slowly, Krickett fell in love with her husband all over again.

INSIDE EDITION has followed Kim and Krickett through the years. We were there when they were married for the second time in 1996. And later when their son Danny was born.

Now, Danny is 11 years old. The couple also has an 8-year-old daughter, LeeAnn.   

They were the guests of honor at the star-studded premiere of The Vow in Los Angeles, posing on the red carpet right alongside the movie's stars, Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.

The movie was based on the book they helped write. It's a truly inspiring story of one man's enduring faith in the power of love.

"I never stopped loving her. I made a vow—until death do us part," said Kim.

Alexander asked Krickett, "Your story has inspired millions. What is the one message you want to share with everyone about your relationship?"

Krickett replied, "You have to keep perservering and have endurance and keep going. And things will get better for myself. I mean, I relied on the Lord's strength and the Lord is the one that got me through. But we just kept on going ahead, and now we have a pot of gold at the end of our rainbow, and that's the birth of our two children."