You see, the Minnesota couple actually met while attending St. Agnes School. At the time, they weren’t in the same year – Palmer was an 11th-grader and Dean was in eighth grade. But they still noticed each other in between classes, as Dean informed the Star Tribune in 2018.
“I would watch [Palmer] come down the stairs when the high school kids were changing classes and we would wave at each other,” Dean recalled. “We ended up taking a picture together. And, by fall of the following school year, when I was a freshman and he was a senior, we were dating.”
Throughout the years to come, the pair looked back on the time they’d spent together fondly. In fact, their relationship had literal fireworks. Palmer revealed, “When we were kids, we would walk down the Midway at the State Fair and the fireworks would go off. If we were together, we would always stop and watch.”