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Jack Freestone Drops The Knee For Alana Blanchard!

It's with warm hearts that we announce the engagement of surfing's hottest power couple. 

While Hollywood has Brangelina, Kimye and Bennifer, we will forever adore our Jalana!

Marriage is an interesting concept. 

The institution was created, initially, because men wanted to know it was for sure their child before they spent their whole lives caring for the thing. Religion then worked its way into the institution, declaring that marriage was a blessing from God and that anyone who strayed from its path—which included abstinence until being wed—was a sinner. At that time the Church mostly controlled the State, making the official pairing of two consenting (sometimes) adults (also sometimes) a matter of law rather than love.

Although today some of the constructs of marriage are quite similar to its Biblical beginnings, tying the knot in 2019 is about love! And, that's something to celebrate. 

Nowadays, even folks who are devoutly unreligious tend to crystallize their love with the act of matrimony, if not for themselves, then to satisfy friends, relatives, and the government, which grants specific benefits only to couples who have legally tied the knot. Such benefits include tax deductions, financial protection for stay-at-home spouses, and the ability to make medical decisions for an incapacitated partner. 

These might be some of the reasons why surfing's hottest couple, Jack Freestone and Alana Blanchard, finally decided to legalize their love, six years and one baby later. 

That, or more likely Jack wanted to finally put a ring on it! But the aforementioned benefits sure don't hurt. 

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Stab wishes a sincere congratulations to Jack and Alana (and Banks!) We love love! 

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