Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town definitely wasn’t looking for love when she started having feelings for her husband Stephen Schlapman. The two had known one another as friends for several years when Kimbelry’s first husband, Steven Roads, suddenly died of a heart attack in 2005. Like a lot of her friends, Stephen Schlapman would check in on Kimberly regularly to see how she was doing after her husband’s death.
Kimberly tells TheBoot.com, “We had known each other for about six years and he started calling me just like everybody else did. But he started calling me more than everybody else did.”
Stephen willingly listened to Kimberly as she talked about her late husband, and he identified with her grief since he’d lost a close friend around the same time. When Kimberly started developing feelings for her friend, it came as quite a surprise.
“I remember when I first realized that I was having feelings, I just thought, ‘OK, this is so weird. What is this? I haven’t felt this in a long, long, time,'” Kimberly explains. “But eventually I allowed myself and it’s been the most beautiful gift of my life. It pulled me out of the deepest hole that I’ve ever been in and healed me.”
Kimberly and Stephen tied the knot in 2006 and are the parents of 5-year-old Daisy Pearl.
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