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The Real Story: The Couple Behind the Amnesia Romance, ‘The Vow’

posted by Nell Minow

This week’s romantic drama, “The Vow” starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, is based on the real-life story of a newlywed whose memory was wiped out in an injury and the patience and devotion of her husband in staying with her and teaching her to fall in love with him all over again.

It is inspired by the real-life story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, which they told in their book, The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie.  He was a coach and she worked for a company that made sportswear.  He called to talk about placing an order and they immediately connected.  

It was only 10 weeks after the wedding that an automobile accident made Krickett lose 18 months of memories, including meeting and marrying her husband.  They now celebrate two wedding anniversaries each year, the one she still can’t remember and the one where they renewed their vows two years later.

It was a very difficult time for both of them.  Krickitt was often frustrated and angry.  But their Christian faith continued to sustain them both and their commitment to stay together “in sickness and in health” made them persevere.  “I figured, if I fell in love with this guy before, I guess I just need to meet him again,” Krickitt told People Magazine.  They married again just so she could remember their wedding. “Only one thing can surpass forever the painful events we have felt,” Kim told her at the ceremony. “That is the love I have for you.”

 

More “The Real Story” posts:

Red Tails

We Bought a Zoo

Unstoppable

Soul Surfer

Sanctum

 



  • http://vowmovie2012.com Janette

    Their story is so powerful and finally it is going to reach the world at lightening speed via their movie and book. Tonight they are attending the world premiere in Hollywood. For more info and updates on Kim and Krickitt, visit http://vowmovie2012.com/truestory.php

    Or the general fan site at http://vowmovie2012.com

    Cannot wait to see the way their story impacts lives around the globe!

    • Nell Minow

      Thanks, Janette!

  • Sonali

    Thanks, it is nice story,

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment thomas

    I just saw the movie The Vow…I completely understand. I was in accident myself…and I don’t remember alot. Thank God I am single. I simply forgot what I studied and pits and pieces. I can honestly say..I am not who I was before. I was touched..cause I understand the feeling she was and is going through.

    • Nell Minow

      Thank you, Thomas, for sharing your story.

  • http://facebook gladys

    dam yesterday i saw this movie the first timee ever & it really got to mee i was even crying becausee she didnt remmember him!

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