Old Video Captures Married Couple Together—as Kids
New Jersey pair visited same amusement park in 1988
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2015 5:00 PM CDT

(Newser) Today.com is throwing around words like "destiny," "serendipity," and "fate," and this at least qualifies as a crazy coincidence. An old VHS home video shows a married New Jersey couple in the same frame while they visited an amusement park as kids with their respective families. The little girl at Sesame Place theme park in 1988 is Jourdan Barovick, and the boy who pops into the shot late is Ryan Spencer. They would have their first date 16 years later and would marry three years after that.

"We did a complete double-take," Jourdan Spencer tells NJ.com of the moment when they first spotted the surreal encounter. "We paused, we rewound, we paused, we rewound, over and over again." Adds her husband: "I got a chill at first. I couldn't believe it was me, and then it became kind of a romantic thing." The couple, who grew up within an hour of each other in New Jersey, have three kids. (This Nebraska couple has a bizarre coincidence of their own, involving two kids and an exit ramp.)