"In July 1979, he married Amanda Marrow, a sorority member of Delta Delta Delta from Palm Beach County. The couple had no children and divorced less than a year later.
In May 1989, Crist denied being the father of a child put up for adoption. Rebecca O'Dell Townsend, nee Wharrie, gave birth to a girl, whom she said was fathered by Crist after a one-time sexual encounter in the fall of 1988. Crist signed an affadavit and other paperwork stating he was denying paternity and claimed no parental rights. The issue came up again in January 2007. Some believe Crist's political enemies raised it, others believe it rose up as an issue because the child was becoming a college bound adult and curious about her birth parents. The St. Petersburg Times questioned the Governor's office about the possibility of DNA testing and were told by the Governor's staff that the question was "inappropriate". 
On 3 July 2008, Governor Crist announced his engagement to Carole L. Rome, 38 after being single for over 28 years."