Controversial “Vows” Couple Kinda Regrets Appearing In The Times

Yesterday, I told you about Carol Anne Riddell and John Patilla, the couple spotlighted in The New York Times’ “Vows” column on Sunday, who fell in love when they were both married to other people, and subsequently broke up their families to be together. My qualm wasn’t so much with the messy way in which they fell in love — which, at best, could be described as an emotional affair and, well, s**t happens — but that they chose to share all the details of their perspective on their love story in such a public forum. I mean, get married, but don’t invite the entire world to the reception, you know? It just seemed unnecessarily insensitive to the spouses they left, not to mention the children they had with their exes. Well, it seems that the happily married couple now regrets the decision to appear in the paper. Sort of. Patilla told The New York Post:

“We were proud and happy to marry and legitimize our relationship and move forward. We can’t control other people’s judgments … I think if we had had an indication afterwards of the nerve it would have struck, we obviously would not have shared our life in any way publicly.” So, in other words, in retrospect, they wouldn’t have done the story if he and the missus had known people would find flaunting their a-typical love story kind of, sort of tacky, not because it’s a braggy, crappy thing to do to the families you’ve already hurt. [NY Post]