Ten months after their “dream wedding” in April 2014, two Boston Marathon bombing survivors have separated.
Rebekah Gregory announced the news in a statement to People magazine.
She and Pete DiMartino were standing near the finish line of the marathon in 2013 at the time of the bombing. DiMartino lost 90 percent of his Achilles tendon and suffered a ruptured eardrum.
After 17 surgeries Gregory had her left leg amputated in November.
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“After the decision was made to amputate my leg in November, I found myself having to make an even more painful choice – to separate from my husband Pete,” she told People.
“Over the last several months I've come to realize that going through such a horrific event together put a fast-forward on our relationship that we each handled differently.
"While my heart is beyond broken, I have a certain peace knowing from day one, I truly gave it my all, and have been fully invested in keeping this marriage, and my commitment before God. I still love Pete with all of my heart and ask that everyone respect our privacy as we try to figure out our next steps.
“As for now, I am focused on doing what I feel is best for my son and I, and will concentrate my time on healing, both physically and emotionally.”
They got married at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina in a storybook wedding thrown by TheKnot.com.
Gregory, 27, who has a new prosthetic leg, is planning to run the Boston Marathon on April 20.