Weddings

This Couple's Arranged Marriage Took A Beautifully Unexpected Turn

"Arranged marriage [turns] into a love marriage."

A heartwarming new video offers a sweet perspective on arranged marriages.

In a clip from the show Hello Goodbye Canada, which tells the stories of people passing through Toronto Pearson International Airport, host Dale Curd meets a woman named Uzma, who is eagerly awaiting her husband Kamal's return from Pakistan after four months apart. The pair was set up in an arranged marriage when Uzma was 18 years old.

"Arranged marriage goes into the love marriage," Uzma says of her relationship.
"Arranged marriage goes into the love marriage," Uzma says of her relationship.

Their relationship started somewhat awkwardly -- Kamal is her mom's second cousin, and growing up, he was like an uncle to her. But now 18 years later, their relationship has transformed into something beautiful.

"After four days of my wedding, I was literally crying, 'Oh, I have to stay with this man for all my life, till death do us part? No way!'" she said in the video. "But then I found out that when you get married, and you're living with a person for 24 hours a day, the main thing is communication. We had a lot of communication, a lot of feelings, and sharing everything -- everything."

A sweet reunion!
A sweet reunion!

Uzma said of their relationship: "It's the real deal."

For more on the couple's love story, watch the video above.

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