The ceremony came less than two years after Thornton’s first husband, Christopher Carney, was killed in a car crash in Arkansas on Dec. 4, 2015. He was 35. Carney was in a vehicle with his friend, 37-year-old Ezekiel Blanton, when Blanton swerved and hit a tree, Kthv reported. Blanton also died in the crash.
“This. This is love. That all encompassing, enduring, accepting, near perfect love,” Thornton, 31, wrote on Instagram — defending her decision to remarry. “The kind that trumps my need to