Sunday, June 12, 2011


Emily has always said it was love at first sight. John, carefully, tactfully, doesn't agree.

It happened in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. John was playing the lead in Tennessee's outdoor drama, "Chucky Jack."

Emily explains -- "My Dance Drama Company was in residence in Gatlinburg for the summer, playing the Indians in the show. I was married to Mark Ryder, who choreographed the Indians and other dances in the show. I came to Gatlinburg to find out if, in fact, Mark and I were ending our professional partnership, as well as ending our marriage.

The Cullums talk about their courtship. The time they spent together in Gatlinburg was the beginning of their love story .

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