Love Is In the Air Right Here at Delaware Today
This real-wedding feature includes a story of a secret office romance.
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We adore a love story just as much as anyone. That can’t be too much of a surprise. Take a flip through these pages and you’ll see—organza, sparkle, happily ever after. L-O-V-E. But we’ve never heard a tale as good as this. Why’s that, you wonder? Because this once-upon-a-time started right here, in our very office. And guess what?
We were none the wiser. “We just decided we weren’t going to say a word,” says Becky Phillips, a former marketing coordinator for Delaware Today. “We were a pretty close staff, and we hung out together. We just didn’t want to say anything and have it be … weird.”
When Becky left Delaware Today to take a position with NKS Distributors, she and now-husband Jarred let the cat out of the bag at her going-away happy hour. “Some people had an idea we were dating, others were blown away,” says Becky with a laugh.
But let’s backtrack to 2008, when this story almost never started.
“He was just the new guy, the intern,” Becky says.
“Becky and I first met when she snooped into a conference room at Delaware Today just to see who the new guy was,” remembers Jarred. “I had no idea who she was but thought she was beautiful and took a mental note.”
Beautiful she is. Honey hair, warm eyes, megawatt smile, cheekbones to die for. It’d be enough to make any guy sweat.
“I was so intimated by how beautiful she was that I would always sweat whenever she came into my cubicle,” Jarred says.
“Oh, yeah,” says Becky. “I would ask him, ‘Are you OK? Is it hot in here?’ And he would just kind of say, ‘Oh, no, I’m all right.’”