Sometimes exes find a way back to each other.
Just ask this elderly couple from Kentucky. As reported in the Lexington Herald Leader, Harold Holland and Lillian Barnes divorced half a century ago — and are about to become newlyweds again. No, really!
Apparently, the twosome first wed back in 1955, after initially meeting at a restaurant in Salt Lick. They went on to have five children together, named Miriam, Timothy, Mark, Laura, and Larry. However, they chose to divorce in 1967.
So, what on Earth could drive these two back to the wedding altar?? Well, per Mr. Holland, they “decided [they] want to walk the last mile together.” We’re not crying, YOU ARE!!
In regards to their estrangement, Harold claims it is “100 percent” his fault, as he worked too much and often left Lillian alone with their brood. For awhile, it seemed like their love story was over for good, especially since they had both remarried.
But, when both of their respective spouses died in 2015, the door opened up for a reunion. It’s said the former flames rekindled their romance after reconnecting at a family reunion. In December 2017, they started discussing the possibility of remarrying.
The marriage is slated for April 14 and their minister grandson, Joshua Holland, will perform the ceremony. On how their marriage will be different this time around, Harold noted:
“We’ll go do whatever we want to, whenever we want to do it. I’ll take her wherever she wants to go.”
As for Lillian, she’s happy Harold has won her back, especially since her beau “didn’t think [she]’d ever speak to him again.” She quipped:
“He got fooled.”
LOLz! At the end of the day, it seems that Holland knew their love story wasn’t over:
“I don’t think we ever lost that love, to tell you the truth.”
AH-Mazing. It’s nice to see that love never dies.
[Image via Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/AP Images.]