And Do You, Bubba, Take This Woman...
January 10, 2007 at 5:48 AM (PT)
THE ST. PETERSBERG TIMES reports an unusual love story.
When they first met, he greeted her with the F-word. The date was APRIL 2002 and the scene was the LIVESTOCK music festival in ZEPHYRHILLS. HEATHER COLE was working for an Internet TV site, hoping to score an interview with shock jock extraordinaire, BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE CLEM.
But when COLE didn’t recognize him -- she says the real-life guy was too cute to be the infamous LOVE SPONGE -- CLEM took off in a huff. "He says, well F--- you, then, and drove off in his golf cart," said COLE, a down-to-earth 32-year-old. "In the back of my mind, I was saying, 'I hope he doesn’t turn out to be the kind of person I hear on the radio.’ Because I don’t like that person."
"That person" is the jock who got fired from WXTB (98ROCK)/TAMPA by CLEAR CHANNEL in FEBRUARY 2004. His crime: drawing a record $755,000 fine over controversial bits like a skit in which beloved cartoon characters such as GEORGE JETSON discussed sex.
Now, less than five years later, they will marry SATURDAY at a ST. PETERSBERG church, with wrestling star HULK HOGAN as best man and HOWARD STERN sitting in the audience.
The full article can be found here.