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Michelle Kwan Marries Clay Pell

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This past September, I blogged about Michelle Kwan getting engaged. Well, that was quick – she just got married this past Saturday, according to an exclusive by People Magazine:


“On Saturday, Jan. 19, signaling a new beginning, she incorporated that same melody [Fields of Gold] into her wedding program. Kwan, 32, married Clay Pell, 31, director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House, on Saturday at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, R.I., PEOPLE has confirmed. Pell, a JAG and Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, was dressed in full uniform for the ceremony. Kwan, who cried while walking down the aisle with her father, Danny Kwan, wore an ivory Vera Wang gown. Before 240 family and friends, including Olympic champions Brian Boitano, Dick Button and Dorothy Hamill, the two shared their self-written vows.”

As I had blogged earlier, Kwan is now a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs at the State Department. Since she has already topped the skating world by being inducted into the Skating Hall of Hame, it will be exciting to see how she builds a career in diplomacy and possibly politics in the future. I’m sure Kwan will go far if she has the interest and desire, including running for public office.

As far as I know, Zhang Ziyi is still single and available since her engagement fell through, but probably still caught up in some controversy. But I guess I should set my expectations a little more realistically!

h/t: Joz

Photo Credit: People Magazine

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