The couple who are the only couple in Georgia to receive a divorce after a court-ordered marriage vow that was originally for just one day last month has remained together despite the ruling.
“I feel very blessed and very blessed to be able to do what I did,” said Jennifer Lee, 30, a mother of two from Augusta.
“I know that I’m going to be with my husband for the rest of my life.
And I don’t think I’m leaving him behind.”
The ruling on Monday by U.S. District Judge John M. Housley came as part of a plea deal with the couple.
The couple, who were married in January, had previously said they would end their marriage, and Lee had said she hoped to get the marriage annulled.
But after the judge rejected the couple’s wishes, Lee and her family decided to keep going despite the court’s ruling.
Lee said her husband, who works for the state government, would work on a new plan to provide her with the money to start a new life.
Lee and the couple have not said whether they plan to file a petition to change their marriage’s definition.
“We have a good relationship,” Lee said.
“It’s hard to describe how happy we are.”
The couple had been married for two years and had two children together, but it was the first time they’d met.
They were planning a wedding ceremony in December, but the marriage was changed to just one date for now.