"This is Tara Miller, right?" Simon asked.
Indeed, it was. Tara, whose last name is now McDonald-Smith, spoke with PEOPLE later that night and talked about the kiss.
"He'd taken me to the bottom of his garden," said Tara. "It was very cute and it was very memorable. We were just kids. We didn't know what we were doing!"
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