Downs Gunn, 37, a medical doctor who won the title of Miss America in , tied the knot with attorney and writer Abbot Jones. Downs Gunn is a graduate of Samford, a school in Birmingham affiliated for years with the Alabama Baptist Convention. The first Miss America to go to medical school, she went on to become an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham medical school. She is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with subspecialty training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, including in vitro fertilization and reproductive surgery.
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Deidre Downs Gunn’s Wedding Photos With Her Wife Are Too Cute To Handle
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Deidre Downs Gunn, who was crowned Miss America in and is now a doctor, walked down the aisle with her spouse, attorney Abbott Jones, in Alabama. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. A former Miss America pageant winner has married her same-sex partner in a Southern-style ceremony in her native Alabama.
Former Miss America weds same-sex partner
The wedding, which took place April 14, was kept a secret at first, but now the photos from the big day reveal something out of a great, big Southern daydream. Downs Gunn told People the story of their relationship , which began online in February She proposed to Jones less than a year later, on Christmas, right after the Doctor Who Christmas special.
When Deidre Downs was crowned Miss America more than a decade ago, the idea of legalized gay marriage and Miss America later marrying her same-sex partner in Alabama would have been an unimaginable future. They flew out Sunday night from Atlanta for a honeymoon in Ireland. By Monday morning, their wedding was the talk of Alabama. About people who attended were sworn to secrecy until after the event, with People magazine having an exclusive agreement to share the news.