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True love stories: Couple remarries 30 years after divorce

If at first you don't succeed…

By Kristin Wong Dec 19, 2012 3:47PM

The Heart Beat is excited to introduce our new weekly feature, "True love stories." Each week, a couple with a truly amazing love story will be profiled. If you know a couple with a story worth sharing, please email us at msnlivingmail@microsoft.com for a chance to be featured.

Divorce is usually the last chapter in a love story gone wrong. But that wasn't true for Robert Worthington and Bev Worsnop, a couple who decided to remarry 30 years after calling it quits.

The couple originally married when Bev was just sixteen years old. Although they were childhood sweethearts, the union only lasted five years.

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"We were married at the old Bolton Register Office in the town center and stayed together for five years," Bev told the Daily Mail. "I was only 16 and was pregnant, but we both felt we had been too young to get married. We wanted some freedom."

In the years that followed, Bev married again, and then divorced again. It was the couple's daughter, Kelly Worthington, who facilitated their reunion thirty years later.

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"She'd grown up living with me, but wanted to make contact with [her father]. So I left a note at his home just under two years ago, saying Kelly wanted to get in touch with him."

Bev and Robert lived near each other in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. After Kelly decided she wanted to meet her father, the spark that first brought the childhood sweethearts together was reignited. The two decided to remarry earlier this month, and their daughter, now 32, was a bridesmaid.

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"Kelly is now over the moon," Bev said. "There's a lot of catching up for us all to do."

Here's wishing the couple all the best on their second time around.

Photo: Nigel Taggart/Cascade News

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Aug 13, 2013 9:47PM
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@ Alaskadad 1955, You have no idea about any one of these people who write comments. I am a judge in Oregon and have a very full life but I am recovering from cancer treatment. The world needs nice kind and much more caring attitudes. It is a tough world now a days.  
Aug 4, 2013 2:15AM
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Aww that is so sweet. My husband and I meant when we were 9 year's old ended up in the some class together we where in 3rd grade. Today we have been married for 31 years he is my best friend. 
Aug 3, 2013 11:25PM
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Why can't some people just be happy for people who are happy?  I believe that we all have to go through what we have to go through in order to get to where we need to be and to learn to appreciate what we have. Sometimes it might take some of us a little longer to get there. Congratulations!!!

 

 

Aug 2, 2013 11:33PM
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the mother was a slut so is the duaghter
Aug 2, 2013 9:46PM
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The first love is usually the hardest to get over with.

All's well that ends well. Destiny at play again?

Best wishes to the couple.

Dec 21, 2012 7:40AM
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Wonderful story, i wish them the best!
Dec 21, 2012 4:26AM
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At the risk of sounding bragadocious, my aunt and uncle divorced when my aunt was a young 28 years old, she finally remarried at age 48 and when her second husband died, she remarried her first husband , they had been divorced just over forty years!  She and her first husband have now been remarried for just over ten years! They live in Cushing , Oklahoma!
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