Joan Lunden

Fresh Start

UPDATED 05/08/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/08/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT

After a bitter divorce, Joan Lunden worried she might never find true love. "I have three kids," she told PEOPLE in '92. "That narrows my universe right away."

But Jeff Konigsberg is used to other people's kids—hundreds of them. And on April 18, in a sunset ceremony at the Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., the former Good Morning America coanchor, 49, wed the never-married Maine summer-camp owner, 39. Her daughters with first husband Michael Krauss—Jamie, 19, Lindsay, 17, and Sarah, 13—served as pink-gowned bridesmaids. During the traditional Jewish service "you could see how in love they were," says pal Elise Silvestri. "Joanie was crying—everybody was crying." The pair (she in a silk-and-satin Bob Evans gown, he in a Dolce & Gabbana suit) then partied with nearly 200 guests (though not GMA cohosts Charlie Gibson or David Hartman) at a reception where Lunden's girls sang a toast to the tune of the Brady Bunch theme.

The couple's courtship has seemed worthy of a sitcom from the start. In 1996, four years after Lunden's 13-year marriage ended—and just months before her 20-year GMA stint ended—the two began dating after meeting in a Westchester deli. "He just had the best smile," she told Rosie O'Donnell recently. On April 8, he proposed; 10 days later, they wed. Despite plans to host a series on A&E, Lunden—who will join Konigsberg in Maine during part of the summer—is taking it slow. "I want to be home," she told O'Donnell, "with my family."

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