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Warren and Brown share July 12 anniversary date

Senator Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff.Boston Globe

Table for four at L’Espalier?

Perhaps not.

But after months of jabbing each other with insults and attacks, Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown – and their spouses — will celebrate a warmer milestone Thursday, if not together, at least with the same spirit.

In a moment of serendipity, the bitter rivals for the US Senate, who seem to agree on so little, both said, “I do,” on July 12, albeit six years apart.

Warren and her husband, fellow Harvard Law professor Bruce Mann, were married in a congregational church in Farmington, Conn., on July 12, 1980, and are now marking 32 years of legal briefs, dinner parties, and dishes together.


Brown and his wife, television reporter Gail Huff, were married on July 12, 1986, at the Tufts University chapel in Medford, making it 26 years of omelet-making, triathlons, and basketball games.

Warren said Mann always celebrates the day by taking her to dinner and giving her roses, one for each year they have been married, which she later dries in the oven and places in a spice-filled sachet in her closet.

Brown’s spokeswoman, Alleigh Marré, said the senator has his own special plans.
“After completing his Senate work, Scott Brown and Gail will fly home to Massachusetts where they will celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary over a romantic dinner in Boston,” she said.

Aficionados of numerology may see some significance in the marital coincidence.
Warren did not sound as if she believed the date would produce a burst of love on the campaign trail, but said: “I just think it’s great. I really do. July 12th is a good day.”

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