Frank Tucci and Christina Davidson marry April 1 onstage while Martina McBride and Pat Monahan of Train perform "Marry Me" at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Frank Tucci and Christina Davidson
marry April 1 onstage while Martina McBride and Pat Monahan of Train perform "Marry Me" at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. (MCT Photo/Academy of Country Music / April 5, 2012)
and Frank Tucci, both recently widowed after the unexpected deaths of their spouses, always wanted to have a big wedding for their second try at love.
"Both of us are closing a chapter in our lives and starting a new one," Davidson
, 31, said.
started a grief support group for young widows and widowers soon after her
husband, Paul, drowned in September 2009.
Tucci's wife, Danielle, had died two months before of thyroid cancer.
On Oct. 22, 2009, Tucci's phone rang.
was heading out to the cemetery with his
son, Frankie, then 2, to put flowers on his
late wife's grave.
It was her
On the line, Davidson
told him about the support group she
had gotten his
number from her
gave him an idea.
At the time of her
husband's death, Davidson
had a toddler and was seven weeks' pregnant with another son.
"I never thought I would find someone to love me and help take care of my kids," said Davidson, an academic adviser at Rowan University, in Glassboro, N.J.