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65 years after first falling in love, a couple who dated in the 1950s have finally gotten married.

According to Nine News, John Porter, 87, and his wife Gwenda Levy, 86, met in Sydney when they were 19 and 20 and dated for a couple of years.

Image source: Nine News
Image source: Nine News

Going their separate ways, the pair moved on with their independent lives and went on to marry different people, live in different states and have four children each with their new partners.

Image source: Nine News
Image source: Nine News

‘I thought it was all over when it was over but he didn’t,’ Ms Levy told Nine News about her new husband.

The couple rekindled their relationship through old school letters after both of their respective partners died from dementia.

Image source: Nine News
Image source: Nine News

Ms Levy said she was surprised when she received a letter from Mr Porter after so many years.

“When I saw the name on the back of the envelope – John Porter – I thought ‘ooh that’s nice’,” she said.”The next thought that came to me was, ‘You don’t stop loving people just because they’re not around’.”

In January, Mr Porter flew to visit Ms Levy and said he realised very quickly that their bond had not changed.

Their wedding was a true celebration when it was held this week, with all of the couple’s eight children showing their support and love.

Image source: Nine News
Image source: Nine News

Dyan, Mr Porter’s daughter told Nine News that their relationship was as if they had been together the whole time.

Image source: Nine News
Image source: Nine News

Mr Porter will move to Sydney today to begin the couple’s new married life together.


Image source: Nine News

 

  • true love never dies…. love reading real stories like this, sometimes I wonder what made them go separate ways when they had strong feelings towards each other when they were young.

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  • This is so beautiful ♡

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  • What an incredibly romantic story!
    & well done to their families for being so supportive!
    Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.
    & congratulations!

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  • What a beautiful story! Makes a change from the usual. So happy for them both :)

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  • Best of luck to them both,a strong love never dies!

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  • Such a beautiful story. I wonder why they went their separate ways all those years ago? I hope they get many happy years together.

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  • This is a beautiful love story. It is truly delightful to see two families united for the happiness of their parents after loosing their husband/wife. Many happy returns.

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  • True love, soul mates whatever you want to call it…..truly a beautiful story

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  • What a lovely story, brings a tear of happiness to my eyes. Just goes to show, never give up on life because you never know what’s coming round the corner

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  • How beautiful.
    No matter when you find love its a beautiful thing that should always be treasured.

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  • That is a very sweet story! Hope they have every happiness together.

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  • Wow, how very special, and what an enduring bond love is.

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  • Congratulations. They are obviously meant to be together. They have a lot of catching up to do.

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  • This is sooooo cute. True love never dies. So happy for them.

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  • That is sweet and lovely. I hope they have years together.

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