A Bizarre Facebook Glitch Actually Led To This Couple Getting Married


An identity mixup on Facebook resulted in eternal love. Who would have thought something like this could ever happen?

Back in 2009, a man known as Schuler Benson from South Arkansas opened up what he thought was his Facebook account on a flip phone.

Aside from the fact Benson was using an ancient artifact, it's surprising to learn he mistakenly logged into someone else's account. That someone was a woman named Celeste Zendler, according to Benson's Imgur.

And the rest is history...

In 2009, Schuler Benson opened up his Facebook account on a flip phone. Only, it wasn't his Facebook account. It actually belonged to a woman named Celeste Zendler.

In 2009 while living in South Arkansas, I used a flip-phone to log into my Facebook account. I opened the browser, went to, and wasn't even given a chance to enter any login information. I was already logged in. I had to make several posts in order to find out I wasn't logged into my own account.

After Benson alerted Zendler's friends he unwillingly accessed her account, Benson and Zendler tried to fix the problem.

Turns out, I was in the account of a nice lady named Celeste, who lived in Boulder, Colorado. She and I had never met, never lived in the same state, had no mutual friends in real life or online, shared no Facebook interests. For some reason, I was unable to logout of her account. And every time I logged in from my phone for the entire week, I found myself in Celeste's account.

Eventually, they became Facebook friends, somehow fixing the problem and allowing them both to regain access to their own accounts.

After some understandable confusion (and a little panic on both parts), I was able to log out after she sent me a friend request. She's admitted that she intended to delete me a few days later, but it turns out we had a lot in common.

After keeping in touch for about four years, they decided to meet in person.

Like, a LOT in common. We became close friends online, and finally met in person in June of 2013. In the fall of 2013, she relocated from Colorado to live with me in Arkansas.

Shortly after, the new couple got engaged and then married. Isn't that special?

In June of 2014, we were engaged, and subsequently moved to South Carolina, where we were married on June 21, 2015.

Hey, it's not every day a computer glitch results in a fairytale!

I found my partner, my best friend, my great love via a simple glitch in social media. There are awful things in this world, but sometimes there's beauty, too. This is my beauty.

Citations: A Case of Mistaken Facebook Identity Leads to a Marriage IRL (Mashable)