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Same Name Couple, Kelly Carl Hildebrandt And Kelly Katrina Hildebrandt, Are Divorcing

Here's one couple who doesn't have to worry about changing their last names after divorce.

After three years of marriage, famed same-name couple Kelly Carl Hildebrandt and Kelly Katrina Hildebrandt have filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

“She’s a Florida girl, and I’m a Texas guy,” the male Hildebrandt told NBC 6 on Friday. “We really did come from pretty different worlds.”

The pair met on Facebook in May 2008 after the female Hildebrandt searched for anyone sharing her name. She came across one person -- Kelly Carl Hildebrandt -- and decided to send him a message.

"I just told him that I saw we had the same name and I thought it was kinda cool and that I just wanted to say hi," she said on the Today Show in July 2009 (see full video below). "It was a sentence -- the whole thing. It was only one sentence."

The Hildebrandts were living in different states at the time -- she in Coral Spring, Fla. and he in Lubbock, Texas -- so they began their relationship through emails and phone calls. They met face-to-face two months after meeting online, when Kelly Carl Hildebrandt visited Kelly Katrina Hildebrandt in South Florida. They were engaged by December 2008 and tied the knot less than a year later in October 2009.

For more on their 2009 "Today" show appearance, watch the video below.

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