12. Despite all that agita, Williams-Paisley credits the film with changing her entire life—including leading her to real-life husband Brad Paisley. In 1991, the future country star was still an aspiring musician and for him and the girl he was dating “it was, like, their movie,” Williams-Paisley shared with CelebHomes News. Yet, the singer at 18 had difficulty focusing his attention on any other thing than the beautiful actress he was watching onscreen.
After four years, single, and feeling a bit sad, he returns to the theatre. Part II: Father of Bride and, once again, found himself entranced by the star. “I thought, she seems like a great girl—smart and funny and all those things that are so hard to find,” he told Good Housekeeping.
The movie inspired him to create a song for 2001 about it. Part II. And at that point, he told the mag, “It felt natural to ask her to be in it. Although I wasn’t sure if she was divorced, married or fresh out of rehab, it felt natural to ask her.
She was not one of these things. This was intrigued. “He woke up one morning and decided he wanted to call me, so I said alright because I’m a sucker for someone who’s interested,” she recalled to Meredith Vieira“And we began to date and, pretty quickly after that, were we engaged.”
The ultimate match-cute is a story they have shared many times. Williams-Paisley shared his story with CelebHomes News, “It’s funny that when we tell our story about how we met, it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, this was what happened: I had been dating this girl and…blah.blah.blah.’ And that’s just his version of me in the movie.” My version of the story is that he stalked and it was easier to marry him.