Oct 7, at 8: Cortese met actor Jared Padalecki on the set and they ended up dating. The engagement was officially announced in January Padalecki actually got married to Cortese within just a few months of co-star Jensen Ackles getting married.
Cortese walked down the aisle in Badgley Mischka heels and a Monique Lhuillier dress on the arms of her stepfather Jeffrey Batt, and her brother, John Cortese. Cortese chose The Valley Club, a mid-Valley golf and country club. Sun Valley Magazine wrote: Cortese told Sun Valley Mag: Being from Sun Valley, I was really hoping the snow reports were true.
I was doing my best snow dance to the gods. It was clear the entire week and even on the morning of our wedding day, and then—Bam! So we consider it good luck and a blessing!
It was definitely a white wedding. The only thing husband Padalecki was worried about was the tradition of not seeing the bride before she walked down the aisle. He wanted our pictures taken after we were married. It was really important to him to NOT see me in my dress. The plot of the show was this: Wildfire follows troubled Kris Furillo who, after serving time at a teen detention center, is given the opportunity to start a new life. Thrown into a completely new environment, Kris must learn to deal with the challenges of fitting in, and forming firey relationships, marrying the least favourable, while trying not to disappoint the one family willing to give her a chance.
The Ritters are facing challenges of their own even as they reach out to help Kris. Patriarch Henry Ritter and his daughter Jean are in a critical stage of their battle to save the ranch from financial ruin.
Kris and Wildfire must help them get back on the map in the world of horse racing. A jockey who previously served time at Camp LaGrange, a correctional facility, for grand theft auto. She shares a special bond with Wildfire, a horse she saved from going to slaughter and helped turn into a champion racehorse … Kris spent most of the show in an on-and-off relationship with Junior Davis, until she pursued a brief but passionate fling with Matt Ritter in Season 3. She then proceeded to marry Junior in the series finale.