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Lesbians Married After Meet-Cute as 'Jeopardy!' Contestants

Lesbians Married After Meet-Cute as 'Jeopardy!' Contestants

Lesbians Married After Meet-Cute as 'Jeopardy!' Contestants

They shared their story on Twitter last week.

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It’s easy to become jaded and lose faith in love, but as we all know, sometimes it’s when you aren’t looking for it that it finally finds its way to you.

That’s what happened with one married couple who shared their heartwarming story on Twitter last week.

It all started when Emily and Stacy both signed up for a chance to compete on Jeopardy! over ten years ago. Both were invited to audition in person, and that’s where their story truly begins.

“When the coordinators asked who had come the furthest, one woman said she’s come from Ann Arbor,” Emily wrote on Twitter. “She’d just graduated from @UMichLaw (Go Blue!) and was planning to move to DC after the bar exam to work at @BreadfortheCity’s legal clinic.”

Emily also lived in DC, so the memory of this particular woman stuck with her through the months of waiting to hear back as to whether she would be competing on the show. When she finally was asked to return for a taping in January, she found out that one of her competitors was, in fact, the woman from the University of Michigan, Stacy.

After the taping, Emily suggested she and Stacy have a joint viewing party at a local bar when the episode aired, which they did, a couple months later.

“After the viewing party, Stacy and I kept hanging out. Maybe some of you can guess where this is going. Maybe some of you already know,” she wrote.

“A little more than two years after our episode aired, we went to a taping of Celebrity Jeopardy! at DAR Constitution Hall. We hand delivered a note for Alex Trebek to one of the J! staff members.”

It was an invitation to their wedding.

While Trebek didn’t attend, he did send the two wives a note, and as such an important figure in their fateful love story, it’s obviously something they still treasure to this day.

“#ThankYouAlex,” Emily finished. “@StacyCloyd and I can honestly say that you changed both of our lives.”

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.