They first met when they were 10-years old and got married more than two decades later.
Overcoming obstacles that would torpedo the most solid of relationships the parents-of-two recently renewed their wedding vows on a Galveston, Texas beach.
“We’re here to celebrate you for being you every day for a long time to come.”
When Arnold and Klein first met, they were little children both undergoing surgery and physical therapy in relation to their dwarfism at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Arnold says she doesn’t remember the meeting but it clearly made an impression on her future husband.
She says, “One day, he was creeping in the halls in his little chair and came into my room – so he tells me – and tries to strike up a conversation.
“Apparently I was cranky and ignored him and said ‘go away’, which doesn’t surprise me.”
When they reconnected in 2008 it was a different story. They met on the website datealittle.com, which is a dating service geared towards little people.
They exchanged emails, went on a date and, after a whirlwind romance, were married in April 2008.
Remembering his romantic proposal Klein says, “Jennifer’s landlord helped me sneak into her apartment so that I could get the surprise ready.”
The “surprise” included a romantic CD, a hundred lit candles and rose petals dotted around – a perfect setting.
Their fairy tale romance hasn’t been smooth sailing. Their infertility woes culminated in a surrogate having a miscarriage after being pregnant with their child in 2011.
Then in 2013 Arnold announced the shocking news that she had a rare form of cancer, gestational trophoblastic neoplasm, and a tumor rapidly growing in her uterus.
Now cancer free, after successful – but brutal – chemotherapy treatment, the Little Couple are looking forward to the future.
Ironically, it is a future we would know nothing about if Arnold and Klein followed their first instincts and turned down the offer to do a reality TV show.
On her TLC blog, Arnold says, “As you can see we eventually said yes…”
And we’re so glad they did.
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