Alisan Porter, a former child star best known for her role in John Hughes’ film “Curly Sue,” exchanged vows Saturday with her longtime friend, Brian Autenrieth, People confirmed. The couple tied the knot at Diablo Dormido, a historic California Ranch in the Santa Monica mountains, in front of 100 guests. The bride and groom, who are also expecting their first child together, a boy, in July, danced their first song to Frank Sinatra’s “The Second Time Around,” which happens to correlate well with the newlyweds, who first dated when Porter was 18, but went their separate ways before crossing paths again. “We’ve been friends for 13 years and it’s the most incredible feeling to know you’re marrying your best friend,” Porter said.
Is it important to have your partner as your best friend?
Growing up, one of the many benefits of having a best friend is to have someone you can completely be yourself around. As we get older, that still remains the same, but sometimes, the person who played the role of our best friend as a child switches to our significant other. While it’s vital to have pals outside of our relationship, it’s important that your partner is a close friend as well. Cupid has some reasons:
1. You spend a lot of time together: Naturally, you usually spend a lot of time with your best friend. They’re the one person who loves you for who you are, and you two know how to have fun with each other even when you’re stuck in your house watching reruns of your favorite TV shows during a thunderstorm.
2. You share everything with each other: Your bed, feelings, thoughts and sometimes even your toothbrush are only some of the things you share with your partner. You may not feel comfortable sharing your business with others, but you definitely feel at ease when you come home after having a long day and are able to vent to your confidant.
3. You’re each other’s support system: While everyone else may think the entrepreneurial dreams you have of starting your own multi-billion dollar business may be farfetched, your lover is helping you create the blueprint. You may not understand everything your partner does or what they go through but you’re there to listen, offer advice and love them when they need it most.
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