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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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Dec 20, 2012 1:17AM
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never let go of your first love, they will always remember that first look and the first date, but the thing we all mis is that first kiss and the look in her eyes and her looking at my eyes as we slowly closed our eyes for a wonderful kiss that she and i will always remember, i just hope she is happier than i.
Dec 20, 2012 1:10AM
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So.. Because they were both selfish people they missed out on thirty years of happy memories they could have had with each other. These people make me sick!!
Dec 20, 2012 1:00AM
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for startere, he doesn't look anything like my son Robert Worthington., and she doesn't look anything like his first wife..  the only connection i can see is we came from the same place, and my daughter-in-law is from manchester
Dec 20, 2012 12:58AM
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Here's wishing you all the best and may this one go the distance. : )
Dec 20, 2012 12:56AM
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Am I the only one who thinks it's weird that a girl goes 30+ years without having contact with her father, when he apparently lives "close by"?
Dec 20, 2012 12:44AM
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although some can rekindle the past, I think it's better to move on in life. Still, best of luck to any that try it.
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