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Fred and Jeri Thompson

Fred and Jeri Lynn Thompson say they met on the Fourth of July in 1996 inside a Nashville grocery store. "I was on my way to my mother's house, actually, and Jeri claims to remember what I had in my basket," Thompson told conservative talk-show host Sean Hannity. "Beanie-weenies and a half of a pre-made sandwich," she said. The couple have two children: Hayden and a 1-year-old son, Sammy. Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times