Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Northern Virginia/Metro DC
A pair of Rebels would be fun. I say go for it. If you have trouble finding two, another very similar bike is the Yamaha Vstar 250.
Also, if you end up leaning toward something a bit larger for yourself, take a look for a Honda Shadow VLX 600. I am very happy I went with the Rebel, but the VLX 600 is a small Shadow model and would have worked too.
You could buy one Rebel for your wife, take it for some practice rides yourself, and see what you think before buying the second one.
Good luck and thanks for your service.