ST. LOUIS — Every couple dreams of getting married and growing old together. A young couple was given a rare opportunity to “grow old together” in just a few hours.
Kristie was born and raised in St. Louis before leaving for New York City after high school. Tavis was born in Boston and also went to New York City for college. The couple, together 8 years, first met at Wagner College. They will get married in St. Louis on Friday.
The emotional “100 Years of Beauty: Aging” experiment starts with Tavis and Kristie revealing they are about to get married. A team of makeup artists spent hours aging the couple from their late 20s to their 50s, 70s and 90s.
“My mom thinks this is the coolest thing ever,” Kristie said. “She said ‘What a treat for us? Because we’ll be gone when you’re that age. To get to see that…’ It’s a neat way to think about it.”
“I hope you look like this. You look fantastic,” Tavis said.
“Yeah, I’m going to look just like my mother one day,” Kristie said.
Tavis also noticed that he needs to use sunscreen. The couple mentioned they will probably have teenagers and be on the “PTA.”
“I’m pretty happy with the way she looks,” Tavis said.
“I look like my Grandma!” Kristie said.
“I can’t help but think about what the potential last 50 years were. To see her look like this makes me think of where we have gone to be next to each other looking like this,” Tavis said.
“You look fantastic. You don’t look a day over 75,” Tavis says.
The couple, extremely emotional following their reveal, is stunned seeing their own appearance and each other’s appearance.
When asked, “What would be the last words you guys say to each other?”
“I would want to make sure he knew how much I loved him and how important he has been to me,” Kristie said.
“You made me a better person. There are so many things I couldn’t be without you and will never be without you,” Tavis said.
With a wedding coming up, the experiment was an obvious reminder of their upcoming adventure together. “I couldn’t be more sure that this is what I want,” Kristie said.