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Country music star Gary Allan had a number-one hit single and a platinum-selling album when he says he found his soul mate. "I met Angela on a plane. She was a flight attendant. She was a really sweet, beautiful, beautiful girl. Called her every day. Couldn't get enough of her. I felt like I was on top of the world," Gary says.

Just over a year after they met, Gary and Angela were married and moved into their dream house in Nashville. "We used to spend every second together, and she was always very bubbly and happy. Angela was the kind of person that was always there for everybody," Gary says.

Gary and Angela each had three kids from previous relationships, and Gary says they loved being a blended family. "Having all the kids in the same house, it was madness," he says. "It was so fun. She was so lovely. It was picture perfect."

Soon, Gary noticed a change in his wife. "She would spend a lot of time in her room. She was getting hit with allergies and migraines. She would start out with a headache and load herself down with pain medication and then get depressed," he says. "Our conversations had less logic to them. There was just obvious things that she couldn't remember. I found her crying, and I remember sitting in the closet with her for a good two hours."
FROM: Stars Pull Back the Veil on Depression
Published on January 01, 2006


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