Couple That Married After Boston Bombing to Split - Just as Film About Love Story Was to Debut
Jeff Bauman was waiting for his then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, to finish the marathon when the bombs went off. He lost his legs.
Boston bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and his wife, Erin, have announced they are splitting up after two years of marriage.
The couple issued a statement Wednesday, saying they’ve decided “it is best to move forward as friends.”
Bauman lost both legs in the horrific terror attack. A grisly photo of him being wheeled from the carnage while clutching his bloodied limbs became one of the most memorable images from the 2013 explosions.
His determined recovery was chronicled step-by-step by media outlets, along with the birth of his daughter, Nora, who is now 2, and his marriage to Erin.
“They are dedicated to loving and parenting their daughter... and ask for privacy,” the couple’s statement said.
The announcement came just as a Hollywood movie about the two is about to be released.
“Stronger,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman and Tatiana Maslany as Erin, is based on a book with the same name written by Bauman.
He was standing at the finish line waiting for Erin to complete the Boston Marathon, when the bombs planted by brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev went off.
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