Bobby and Claudia were married in a private ceremony at the home of the groom’s mother, Paula Deen, in Savannah in early July 2013, but reports were sparse and overshadowed by his mom’s highly publicized legal drama with a former employee.TIMELINE: The Deen Family The wedding ceremony was a beautiful moment, Bobby says, but now the couple will have the full-scale wedding they originally planned — a wedding that was put on the backburner after his mother became the center of public scrutiny last summer.This story contains spoilers for the “Outlander” season 2 finale and vague plot details from the third book in Diana Gabaldon’s series of novels, “Voyager,” on which season 3 will be based.If you want to go into season 3 with no knowledge of what might come, turn back now.
However, Katie and Jamie - who worked closely with her ex-husband Tom Cruise on the 2004 crime thriller - were spotted together at a charity event in 2013, which first led to whispers of their romance. Williamson/The Washington Post)Debi Thomas, the best African American figure skater in the history of the sport, couldn’t find her figure skates.“They’re around here somewhere,” she murmured three times. They’re really tight, though, because your feet grow after you don’t wear them for a long time.” Her medals — from the World Figure Skating Championships, from the Olympics — were equally elusive: “They’re in some bag somewhere.” Uncertainty is not a feeling Debi Thomas has often experienced in her 48 years. Thomas, a former orthopedic surgeon who doesn’t have health insurance, declared bankruptcy in 2014 and hasn’t brought in a steady paycheck in years. I look at her, wondering, ‘Why are you not working somewhere else? The per capita income is less than ,000, and the few industries left booming in the wake of mining layoffs include cash-express shops and pain-management clinics. One is inscribed with “Believe.” The other, “Reimagine.” It quickly becomes apparent that Thomas, for all of her talents, is not a good storyteller.As Debi Thomas visited a park near her home, she frolicked in the snow and called out to her fiance, Jamie Looney, who was nearby: "Look, it's from the movie! She looked around the darkened trailer, perched along a river in a town so broke even the bars have closed, and sighed." She was imitating a scene in “The Shawshank Redemption” in which a prisoner escapes and stretches his arms outward in the rain. The mobile home where she lives with her fiance and his two young boys was cluttered with dishes, stacks of documents, a Christmas tree still standing weeks past the holiday. “And I’m like, ‘You people are fools.’ I’m trying to change the world.” * * * Richlands, populated by coal miners with few mines to plunder, would seem to be an odd place to launch such an effort.Sunday’s finale, titled “Dragonfly in Amber,” showed us the harrowing moments leading up to that reunion, as Claire’s second husband, Jamie (Sam Heughan) convinced her to return to her own time in order to protect her and their unborn child, since he believed that he was destined to die with his men at the Battle of Culloden.That seemed like the end of Claire and Jamie’s story (although fans of Diana Gabaldon’s novels already knew that there’s plenty more of this tale to be told, with eight books currently published and more to come — not to mention the fact that the show was already renewed for season 3 and season 4), until Claire discovered that Jamie survived both Culloden and the execution of Jacobite soldiers that followed the battle, meaning that there was a chance they could still reunite if she went back through the stones — albeit after 20 years apart.Season 2 of “Outlander” began with a disoriented Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) returning through the standing stones at Craigh na Dun, alone and pregnant, to reluctantly reunite with her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies) in 1948.In the premiere, we saw Claire and Frank negotiating how they might raise a child together, with their relationship irrevocably strained by the events of Claire’s absence and the man she fell in love with during that time away.“Life is a series of lessons.”He laughed.“One Sunday we go to the Baptist Church, and the next week we go to the Catholic Church.”While the Southerner charmed his way out of questions on Catechism classes, he did admit he was busy learning to rumba for the big day.“I’m blessed.She’s a beautiful woman who was a real bright spot in my life this year.”But before the wedding ceremony, Bobby will be taking part in the Savannah Book Festival on Feb.