So, not only did I have the fantastic, awesome, amazing butterfly visit yesterday morning, but I also got the web contract I was hoping for! That's not even the best thing, either. As I was leaving the meeting, literally 5 minutes after getting the web contract, I walk outside of the business meeting and saw two guys that looked familiar moving furniture into a U-Haul parked on Broadway behind our parking spot. One guy looked remarkably like Todd (Jennifer Nettles' ex-husband) and so we drove back around and parked again so I could go see if it was him. Lo and behold, it was him. He was helping another mutual friend (Bob) move from an apartment over Picasso Pizza to one further down into the Historic District on Broadway. It was great seeing him again, as I haven't in quite a while and have talked to neither of them since they split up. We exchanged phone numbers and I called him last night to play a quick game of catch-up and to let him know directly from me that as far as I'm concerned, there is no reason why we aren't still friends. We talked for a while and it was great to get reacquainted with him. He leaves next month for a contracting fulfillment in Afghanistan, and I'll talk to him a few more times before then and will be sending him care packages when he's there. He was very happy and bordered on overwhelmed not only that I found him, but that I called and was still a loyal friend even though I knew Jenn long before I ever met him.
I know that often times when a couple divorce that people divide into one of two loyalty camps, but that's usually based on who was friends with whom first and whether or not the split was an amicable one. It is not just because of Jennifer's celebrity and the scrutiny it places on her private life and those around her by association that I would never post personal details about her private life - I wouldn't do that because I hold her to the same standards I hold all my close friends to. I worked too hard earning the trust of my friends to risk compromising their faith in me. All I will say is that contrary to speculation and rumor and lies that circulate all over gossip sites, magazines, and message boards, their divorce was completely amicable and they remain on friendly terms with one another - that is all anyone who doesn't know them personally need know.