Weird Al Yankovic Shares Sweet Story About Stumbling Across 9th Grade Crush On Twitter

Written by on December 23, 2020

It’s been practically half a century, however seems Bizarre Al Yankovic’s highschool crush observed him in spite of everything.

The 61-year-old comedy singer shared a heartwarming story on social media this week about how he reconnected on Twitter with Patrice, a lady he preferred in ninth grade who sat in entrance of him in math class.

“After all, Patrice would by no means in 1,000,000 years have suspected that I had a crush on her,” Yankovic, whose actual title is Alfred Matthew Yankovic, wrote in a publish.

So, as an “awkward, shy and nerdy” scholar who was solely 12 years outdated (he had skipped two grades), Yankovic stated he determined sooner or later to make his massive transfer and draw an image of Patrice and provides it to her.

“However as a result of I didn’t wish to give her the impression that I LIKED her or something, I additionally drew photos of EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE CLASS and handed these out as nicely, simply to throw her off the scent,” he defined.

“Anyway, everyone appeared to love their drawings, and, as you will have predicted, my love life remained fully dormant for the subsequent a number of years.”

So, skip forward nearly 50 years, and Yankovic is scrolling on Twitter and stumbles throughout a publish from a lady speaking about how she used to sit down in entrance of him within the math class.

“Being barely much less shy at my present superior age, I made a decision to observe up on this: I DM’ed her and requested if by any probability her title was Patrice,” he wrote. “Seems, it was.

When requested if she remembered the images he drew of everybody, Yankovic stated Patrice despatched again this photograph a minute later:

“She had saved all of it these years,” he wrote. “I simply felt like telling this story as a result of, nicely… 2020 was arguably a reasonably sucky yr total, however there have been some actual moments of pleasure sprinkled in right here and there ― and for me, this was positively one in all them.”

Yankovic was valedictorian of his highschool in Lynwood, California, when he graduated at age 16. He and his spouse Suzanne, have been married for practically 20 years and have a 17-year-old daughter, Nina.


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