Karen and Andrew Wilson, who were married on the 22nd of June, 2019 at the latest, it was restored after a period of 45 years.
The two childhood friends who are “in on the secret, with each other at school, but never dated, are finally getting married after 45 years.
Andrew and Karen Wilson, who is now 59, and were first introduced when they were “practically forced” together at the school in 1971.
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The couple were initially “disappointed” when they were told to sit next to each other in the classroom, because they were the two who stayed behind” — at Riversmead School, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.
After a year, the couple grew close, becoming friends, but nothing ever happened,” and they went their own way after graduating from high school in 1976.
However, now, more than four decades later, Karen and Andrew have tied the knot after they’re going on using Facebook.
“So, it took me a while, for 45 years before I finally plucked up the courage to ask Karen out on a date, but I’ve finally got my little girl,” Andrew said.
“I thought,” that’s Karen in the school, but I was too shy to say anything,” he added.
After a year at the school, along with the pair became close, but then “nothing happened” and they went their own way after graduating from high school in 1976.
Karen, meanwhile, said she didn’t even know that Andrew was fond of her.
“I always thought he was so good at it, but little did I know that he loved me and was making an effort to be with me,” Karen said. “In the second period, Andrew decided that he liked me and I didn’t mind spending another term with him. However, because we are still so young, you don’t think about love at that age, you just want to be with your friends.
“And now, I’m happy. It’s just a dream come true. I can’t believe that something like this has happened to me.”
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After losing touch years ago, Andrew moved to Texas, where he was married and had two children, Karen continued to live at Cheshunt, where she was married and had two children.
However, they are both divorced and were living the single life, until she reconnected on Facebook in January of 2017.
The couple said that they would often have a chat “for hours” until it’s Andrew “picked up the courage and asked Karen out on a date the 28th of February.
However, to Karen’s surprise, Andrew came in a day early to meet with the woman who would become his wife.
“We hadn’t met each other for 41 years, and we fell into each other’s arms. I moved him into my house the first day he arrived for the first time, because we had a pre-existing relationship, in a video call. We have had a lot of chemistry,” said Karen.
“We had agreed to meet for dinner on the 28th. But Andrew, in the meantime, get in touch with a friend of mine in California, and they have made a commitment to him to return a day early to surprise me.
Andrew was surprised, and, Karen, when she finally met back up. “Well, it can’t have been any better,” Karen said.
“He’s got his older sister to join the conspiracy, and he said,” Would you be at my sister’s on the Monday afternoon, the day before we meet in person, because she wasn’t in the city when I was in the city, and they [would] want to know?’ So, I turned up at the hotel thinking that I was his sister, and this bunch of lilies came out to see me. It was a Square.
“It couldn’t have gone any better. I think that if I had met him on the day we were supposed to meet up, I’d be a nervous wreck. But because it was the day before, I was pleasantly surprised.”
Andrew has been proposed to Karen in June of 2018 in Paris, france. They got married on the 22nd of June, and are now on their honeymoon in Italy.
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“I just want to say to all the women out there, as to be careful what you wish for, because wishes do come true,” Karen said.
“If you’re a 30’s, 40’s or 50’s and still haven’t found the right guy yet, don’t worry. Give it time.”