Davy Moakes and Helen Andre’s young romance was brought to a halt by their parents 65 years ago. The young lovers, who met in art school, never got a chance to walk down the aisle in 1951, when Andre was told by her parents to end the relationship because they didn’t approve of Moakes being an artist.
“It broke both their hearts but in those days you did as you were told,” Andre’s daughter, Debbie Williams. told the BBC.
However, 65 years later, the star-crossed lovers finally got their happy ending when they exchanged the vows they couldn’t say all those years ago.
After Andre became a widow for the third time, her daughter tracked down Moakes in Derbyshire, England. The two got to know one another again and to catch up on the missed years ― Moakes also was widowed and both are now grandparents.
Despite all the time that’s gone by, their affection for one another never really seemed to have subsided.
“If you love someone as much as we do, it never goes away,” Moakes, 86, said.
Williams said the couple fell “madly in love” all over again and on Friday finally became man and wife.
“I’ve loved him all my life,” Andre said. “We’re together at last.”
The couple are currently on their honeymoon in Cyprus, The Sun reports.
Here’s wishing Helen and Davy a lifetime of happiness ahead.