updated 09/09/2010 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/13/2010 AT 9:30 AM ET
By modern standards, Brooklyn Decker was on the young side when she walked down the aisle with Andy Roddick last year at age 22. But for both the bride and groom’s families, there was nothing unusual about it.
“It wasn’t weird for me,” Decker tells the latest issue of Page Six Magazine. “My mom got married when she was 19, and my husband’s parents got married young – in their 20s. And both sets of parents are still together. We’re so lucky. We had that influence around us, and basically, it came down to the fact that neither of us had to get married.”
With Roddick – now 28 – a world-class tennis player and Decker thriving as a swimsuit model, the couple couldn’t see a reason to wait.