Janice Huff and Husband Warren Dowdy Had a Christmas Wedding on Her Parents’ Anniversary
The same year, she also tied the knot with her husband Warren Dowdy, a stock analyst. The day of her wedding was special for one other reason, too, since it was also her parents' wedding anniversary.
Huff Has Known Her Husband since She Was a Kid
The meteorologist has known her now-husband Dowdy since her childhood. To be precise, she was 8 years old when she knew him for the first time.
Speaking with New Jersey Monthly in March 2010, Huff revealed that her husband lived next door to her family in Morristown, New Jersey.
"I’m very much at home in New Jersey. My husband is from Morristown, and I have family that lived next door to him," she said. "We used to visit in the summer to see my family. That’s how I met my husband—I’ve known him since I was 8 years old."
Her husband Dowdy reportedly is four years younger than her wife, who is presently 60-year-old.
The Couple Were Out of Contact for Almost 20 Years
Though Huff and her husband knew each other since their childhood, there was a time when the couple was out of contact for almost 20 years.
During a conversation with the New York Post on March 17, 2011, the meteorologist stated that she stopped visiting her family in Morristown after 1976.
But one day, in 1995, out of nowhere, Dowdy contacted her and invited her to his sister’s birthday.
Out of the blue, Warren called and invited me to his sister’s birthday dinner. I had an apartment then near Columbus Circle, and he drove me back to the city.
After that meeting, they never stayed out of contact. Call it fate or just timing, but they grew feelings for each other, and the couple has been together ever since.
They Had a Special Christmas Wedding
The power couple got engaged in March 1996 after their reunion just a year ago.
They subsequently brought a house in Denville and decorated it with the help of Marshall Watson Interiors. By October that year, they moved in, together, too.
Afterward, Dowdy thought of getting married after some more time, but Huff had different plans. Following her lead, they took the wedding vows in December 1996.
The WNBC meteorologist made all the arrangements for the wedding just over a weekend. "He wanted to wait, and I didn't. So I planned our whole wedding in a weekend," she told New York Times in 2003.
Their wedding day became more special since it was the month of Christmas and was on the same day as Huff’s parents’ marriage anniversary. Her parents had got married in the year 1947.
The lawfully married couple is still together and enjoys their holiday times in Hawaii, which she calls their second home.