Former BAYWATCH star Gena Lee Nolin met new husband, ice hockey star CALE HULCE, on a blind date in a coffee shop.

Nolin fell for the sports star after seeing him on TV and asked friends to help her get close to Hulce to see if he was the right man for her.

Eventually the couple met in a Los Angeles coffee shop and Nolin went out of her way to dress down for the date.

She says, "I knew that I had to meet this guy just to check him out. (There was) no make-up, nothing. I looked completely like the opposite to the Baywatch girl."

But the date went very well: "Everything seemed effortless. I'd never experienced anything quite like it."

The couple were wed last September (04) in Phoenix, Arizona.

30/01/2005 10:29