Both doctors at Bay City General Hospital, John and Kelsey found themselves falling for each other. It was the first serious relationship John had entered into since the death of Sharlene. Her memory was a major stumbling block in their relationship.
They surprised everyone, even themselves, by eloping in September 1993. John was truly in love with his new wife, though she was still insecure about his first marriage. This insecurity proved to be their undoing when it was revealed that Sharlene was still alive.
Uncertain about their relationship, and unwilling to share her husband, Kelsey left John and Bay City in April 1994.
They were divorced by the end of the year.