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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Couple who posed as bride & groom at age 4 still going strong at 91

Ron and Eileen Everest at age 4 (left), on their wedding day in 1943 (center) and in 2013 (right)
Ron and Eileen Everest never knew a world without each other. They were born in the same hospital – he in 1921, she in 1922 – and were friends practically from birth.

As 4-year-olds, they posed as bride and groom in a pretend wedding at a carnival. Later, barely out of their teens, they married for real.

And this year, 87 years after that old photo was taken, the one they fondly refer to as their first wedding rehearsal, the British couple are celebrating their platinum anniversary after 70 years of marriage.



"We have been in love from the age of zero," Ron tells the Telegraph. "We were born in the same maternity hospital – we might have even been born in the same bed."

It wasn't fate, necessarily. In fact, Eileen took some convincing before she eventually agreed to marry Ron in 1943.

"I did not think much of Ron at all," she tells the Daily Mail. "But I did think he looked handsome in his Navy uniform. To be honest, I liked the look of the uniform more than him."

But 70 years after their wedding day, they can look back and see just how special their bond has been.

"We have had our ups and downs, but we have always got on," Eileen says.
Adds Ron: "We promised to love, honor and obey – and I did all the obeying."
Anyway, there's no backing out now. As Eileen says: "I think we will stay together forever."

Culled from People Magazine...

157 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is what Nigerian men should emulate not beating up and giving head boot to women.HAHAHAHAHA.

AnniePUM said...

Linda u no dey sleep? Oya for the first time am the first to comment here...

Anonymous said...

this is just lovely.........

Adekunle Kazeem said...

Could this be miracle or coincidence. Anyway, they were friends since youth and the tendency to get hooked up was there. Happy anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Where them been wan back out to? Lol. That's what love is all about. No be the yeye marriages wey dey take place this days. I use their marriage as a point of contact for mine oh. 70years anniversary baba God! With my hubby filled with love peace and joy. AMEN

Anonymous said...

Huh uh so cute i wish.....

BuKola said...

Yeah!! That's What I am Talking About... My Grand Parent did thesame though and they are still alive. But No picture to back up my evidence.

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ify samuel said...

My husband and I will surpass this standard if Jesus tarried. In Jesus name Amen

ify samuel said...

My husband and I will surpass this standard if Jesus tarried. In Jesus name Amen

Micheal said...

This is the definition of love and this is what we call marriage God this is what i desire too long life marriage.

ade baptista said...

Blessed union

ade baptista said...

Blessed union

Anonymous said...

nice! new

Anonymous said...

This got me into a prayer at 2;14am 19th June 2013!woooow!I ask God for a happy forever with my own 'him' AMEN!lindiway!post my comment!BIKO!

lincoln Olalekan said...

Lovely. The Best part for me is that, they Have been married for seventy years. This is something I wish most crumbling marriages of these days would Emulate

Anonymous said...

oh wooooow,this is what i call true love..

BLOGLORD said...

This is the kinda love and marriage people should be working towards.
Not the ones full of abuse and torture a lot are experiencing in these recent times.

Anonymous said...

God o, this na real happily ever after, give this to me in JESUS name,AMEN! But can this even happen with a naija man,seems impossible.

Anonymous said...

This is truly the bone of my bone n the flesh of my flesh

grown woman said...

Wish them more love an I tap from thire blessings

Anonymous said...

Thank God for their lives. Stories like this should be encouraged so people will understand it's a beautiful thing to stay married. The devil attacks the society by attacking marriages. So happy to read stuffs like this

mzflambo said...

Awwww..soooo loveli!!

mzflambo said...

Dts true love!!

mzflambo said...

Awww,,soo cute!!

mzflambo said...

Dts true love!!

mzflambo said...

Awwww..soooo loveli!!

hilary obiorah said...

This is exactly what I want, a love that last till the end

Scopium Chronicle said...

The Chronicled This is so amazing. If love like this and a soul-mate match like this was plenty in this world, divorce rate won't be astronomically high! And the good Lord kept them thus far. I'm in AWE! It brings tears to my eye.

Anonymous said...

How cute. She's got Scarlett Johansson Smile in the middle picture. Lovely.
Naija men will probably Love and honor, but Obey? Hmmm.

missy said...

Awww!dis is soo beautiful!God bless u both!! :*

Nwachinemere Ezeji-Chigbu said...

Lovely! This is what love should be like. But unfortunately...

opeoluwa omikunle said...

Destiny I guess

Funlad said...

Ummm touching, so much love....I wish

Funlad said...

Ummm touching, so much love....I wish

wume said...

That's the way it should be! 70years of marriage is no mean feat! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

aww!! what is their secret?!

Anonymous said...

That's what I call destiny!

Anonymous said...

Wow so nyc to emulate!

HighJ Udeh said...

awww!so lovely ife bi eji owuro

Anonymous said...

Does it mean that dey started lipopo at the age of 4? Nice 1

Anonymous said...

Awww!!! I liked the look of his uniform more dan him... Lol. *Dr Crest*

Anonymous said...

Awwwww...true love, make my 9ja girls learn 4rm dem.

Anonymous said...

Lovely!!! As for the guy doing all the obeying LMAO

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Awww! How sweet! Longevity personified! This is just the perfect love story!

Bola Olagunju said...

Beautiful...exquisitely beautiful

Anonymous said...

dats wat i call true lv@young diva

oyaluna blessing said...

Lovely

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwchhhhh....just so sweet,first true love story I know.

Anonymous said...

Pls I want love as strong as this.... Forever together thru thick nd thin..Teee

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!I tap into this anointing....May my husband'always obey me'...

Anonymous said...

Waoooooooo!!!!

charles said...

wow!!! what a sweet story. they definitely had to be British. i think those guys are the only ones that still know what marriage is all about. if they were Americans or even naija of recent, phew , phew ...

oyaluna blessing said...

Lovely couple. First to comment.

Diamond said...

Gud 4dem... But grandma luks somhow in d 1st pix.

Anonymous said...

That's the definition of love.
~D great anonymous!

M.E.D said...

Awwww that's so sweet,I pray to celebrate my own platinum wedding anniversary.........btw where is the woman planning to go now this one she is "thinking" they wld stay together forever! Lol

Ada Ejike Onyeama said...

Marriage made from heaven.

Anonymous said...

am so much happy for them, they stil look more strong

Anonymous said...

Wow! Cute story & lovely... God bless d couple...

Anonymous said...

dis na grade 1 patience. congrats
akaya

krey paula said...

Wow dats so kul.. I love dis! I dnt evn thnk I hv a teenage love I'l lk 2 marry... Naa! Congrats u 2.. I jst wish mst of ds American divorces will learn 4rm u 2. Me likey!

Dr.WHO said...

Awwwwwwwwn. I need something like this. Just that naija men think and calculate too much. I might even marry me a white man sef.

modupe abolade said...

Is it jez ma eyez...or dat z †ђξ woman in justin timberlake'z mirror'z video..dunno abt †ђξ man sha...nw dier marriage jez proved wrong †ђξ fact dat americanz or british or...(I dunno) marriagez dont last..atleast diz 1 lasted..appi 4 'dem...u may nau kiss †ђξ bride!

Anonymous said...

This is good coming from the whites,longlasting marriage.

Anonymous said...

wow...who can beat this,great friends seem like an understatement

Anonymous said...

See old love,we don't have this kind of love any more,yes Sandra says so

Anonymous said...

4yrs ko? Dy eat fertiliser? Lily tak it easyoooo wd ur foggy foggy,wishin Dem many more yrs ahead if @ 4.......

NennyD said...

This is really a marriage made in heaven, Happy Diamond Jubilee. I pray that God will bless my intended marriage to last forever...Amen

gloria sharon said...

God! I LOVE this!!!

sewa mobil surabaya said...

true love

sewa mobil surabaya said...

true love since childhood

Anonymous said...

So Lovely

Anonymous said...

Wow...God bless you both

oprahruthie said...

True love is worth the wait!I key in2 dis!!divorce is not my portion!!

Anonymous said...

simple with no lies. do your part and make it work

Anonymous said...

N̶̲̥̅̊o̲̣̥w̶̲̥̅̊ this ℓ̊ what ℓ̊ call marriage not τ̣̣ђё contract people enter into nowadays

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Anonymous said...

Everlastin luv, first 2 comment yeah post ma comment o linda

Anonymous said...

This is lovely. It is an encouragement to couples to do everything to make it work.

obinna brendan said...

Awwww....sweet

Onyekuni Ekawu said...

Everlasting Luv, a rarity in our tym.

Anonymous said...

God bless them.I guess they wld die in thesame hospital n d buried in d same grave,lucky them

Ameriestyle said...

Awwww, so cute
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Onyekuni Ekawu said...

Everlasting Luv, a rarity in our tym.

Anonymous said...

Ladies are reading that bit "She did ALL the obeying"
I think that is the secret here, I bet the man made the commands very easy yo obey..May God help marriage and that of others who are willing to make some sacrifice...

Anonymous said...

WOMEN CAN BE UGLY WHEN OLD AGE COMES.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww so so sweet. I want a beautiful long lasting marriage like dis, by God's grace. Lindodo, i wish u same too....

Anonymous said...

Jesus! is this a true life story? dis is sooooooooo amazing, i thank God for these two and pray the Lord bless my marriage & help me & my hubby grow together as these two have IJN. I also pray that many lives will be blessed by this testimony & all the increase in divorce will stop IJN. AMEN

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I can only hope young guys nowadays can learn from this.

tuffcookiey said...

Dats sweet..

Anonymous said...

this is so sweet..this is my desire to grow old with my man...*singing ...still the one..*

mentus said...

De man was taller dan de woman at age 4, hw cme they are now of de same height

Anonymous said...

Wow.such love still exist.I wish that for myself.

Anonymous said...

Awwwww!!!! Congrats to them.

Anonymous said...

now that's something special to learn from...xoxox

seno said...

This is so romantic. There's still some luv left in dis wrld

Anonymous said...

Ofcos dias no backing out lol . Back out 2 where kwanu Linda?

bbdatouch said...

Pure love

Onyekuni Ekawu said...

Everlasting Luv, a rarity in our tym.

Anonymous said...

i pray i end up like then with my soul mate.

Anonymous said...

Ooooo,am so speechless

ivanimpeccable said...

dat lovely,wish to b loved the same way whn time comes.

Anonymous said...

Wow..God I pray my marriage will last like theirs.

Maureen Chibueze said...

Aww..#TearsInMyEars#.. They both look cute.. Can't wait 2 be in love..lol.

Naija babe said...

Marriage made in heaven. Make my union with my husband like dis dear lord. Let every other pussy smell like shit to him and every other breast have the stench of vomit. In Jesus name i pray, AMEN.

Jessica Nnamani said...

Awwww. Love is indeed a beautiful thing! I want something like this for my children. Amen.

Jessica Nnamani said...

Oyibo people sha can keep pics o! Great habit!

Laitan said...

Dis is so lovely,c what destiny,love n commitment doz,I want I want

Dolly said...

Awwwww....True Love is priceless you know. Everyone should have that.#SoulMates

SpicyTee said...

Awwwwwwwww,so sweet!In the age of increasing divorce rates particularly amongst the white folks,mehn,dis is really commendable!

Anonymous said...

Oh glory to God! This is a true definition of love, Heaven will rejoice over this couple. I tap from them oh, not marriages of these days. No true love, fake people everywhere. God bless them

anonymous said...

Awwww this is so sweet, this is true love,sticking together no matter the condition. I pray for this oh lord, a man we wold grow old together and die smilling at each other with no teeth#lol#

Anonymous said...

Husp fantastic couple aw I wish we nigerian can emulate 4rm dis couple & stop d divorcing tin after a year or 2 of marriage

Eze Chukwumereze said...

When you make your wife your best friend, your marriage will sail smoothly, humility and compromise very important.

micky sampsons said...

No Be Small Fin God Do For Them...It Can Happen In Nigeria Buh Only In 1 Of Those Borin Nollywood Movies...

Amelda Quaye said...

awww.....cutest thang ever...beautiful!

Olajumoke said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful....where is my 4yrs old lover ooo *Chai* we gats to get married...

Anonymous said...

This is divine

Anonymous said...

This is reali nice oooo

Patrick said...

Its very hard for you to see something like this happen these days

Anonymous said...

This is too wonderful...

Anonymous said...

Hahah 1st to comment dis is jst an example 4 all d youth in dis naija in particular dat tink luv is sex while GOD b with u eileen n ron may u c many more yrs.

Anonymous said...

That's my baby boo and I in some years to come..yeah..we'll love each other forever and ever..Love you darling

Anonymous said...

Aawwwww ds is soo sweet

ammy said...

SOulmate.d bone of her bone.Ds is a true definiationof hapily eva afta.A very beautiful story.I pray same 4 myself and my children.

Anonymous said...

lovely, I key into this too.

Anonymous said...

Lmao ur prayer dey o bt I say amen 2 dt

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 8:14am STFU and read well first before you start looking for what to accuse women.
"Adds Ron: "We promised to love, honor and obey – and I did all the obeying"
Its Ron who said he did all the obeying ok so if the man is not committed to obeying and doing his part, it cannot work you hear?

Anonymous said...

They were born in the era where marriage was sacred, respected, vows kept fo better or worse! Not all the nonsense people do these days, a friends cousin that got married barely 7months ago have divorced already(talk of the town wedding too). Marriage made sense and was worth it back not now oh!

SLEEKREEK said...

Awwwww,,,,Love is indeed a beautiful thing......i tap into this testimony in Jesus name (Amen)

MY TURN said...

The 4year old picture of the girl looks old and that's kinda scary. Looks like a 30 year old grabbing a little boy.

Ada Nnewi said...

ANONYMOUS 8.14...Ron (the man) said he did all the obeying not the other way round....

kazeem rasheed said...

This is real Romeo and Juliet

Funmy Kemmy said...

This is worthy of emulation.

Funmy Kemmy said...

Congrats to them. This is worthy of emulation.

Cintetic said...

Oh, touching. What is the secret?

Anonymous said...

Amen! Is this ex-abuloma Ify?

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...I Like!! And I Want!!

Anonymous said...

This Is So Nice...I Pray For Such Too!Livin Happily Ever After...

@PUNaddict said...

This is the definition of 'Made in heaven relationship'.NICE!!

Anonymous said...

Errr, it is the MAN that said he did ALL the obeying. Pls read again.

Anonymous said...

I come from a family of divorcees . Divorce reigns right from my great grandma, grandma and now my mother.My hubby not only comes from a polygamous family but his daddy and uncles have children scattered everywhere with different mothers.
Hubby and i got married by God's grace.It was tough.Opposition everywhere for no damn reason.We begged, reasoned and pleaded to no avail. We finally got married without our family members knowing it. We took our witnesses and had a court marriage only.Talk of a crazy step.
Linda it is not always easy being only two of you against the world .
When i saw this picture, i felt very moved and encouraged.

God will only help us because we are more than bent on making it work for us and our two daughters. My husband and i both come from dysfunctional families which had terrible impacts on us. i can still see the trauma in my husband when he recounts certain issues. sometimes he cries.
Our marriage is condemned to succeed and we shall grow old and still in love IJN. No turning back.divorce is not and will never be an option to us.

Thank you Linda #teary eyes and runny nose#
May God bless you with a man of your own who treats like the queen u really are. Big HUGS

wemimo adesemoye said...

Abi oh backing out ke?? Me too...i use this as a point of contact...my marriage will be blessed and will last forever in Jesus name..amin..

Anonymous said...

Great! I admire them

Anonymous said...

Na competition???

Anonymous said...

A union for life.

Anonymous said...

How nice!!! But ego no go let naija men obey...

Ivie Oronsaye said...

True talk!most men don't obey!If only they would sincerely play their roles marriages will work and be fun!Its well.I tap into this grace ooo

Keri Hill said...

aww i pray my marriage will be like dis

Anonymous said...

Shut up you senile male chauvinistic illiterate FOOL. Ron is the man. I'm sure you're the type to ask your wife to kneel down and serve you food on her back. bloody sexist.

Anonymous said...

How long they've been together is not really a function of how well they've stayed together. If you've lived amongst the British you will know how much they hate negative media, hence the need to cover up their true lifestyles. No wonder a lot of Nigerians are suffering from the "suffer in silence" syndrome passed on by our colonial masters.
If the case is that they have actually been truly in love the whole time, I tap into their blessings for my marriage and all marriages that are going through trials.

Anonymous said...

I have 2 friends I believe would turn out like this.. Alex(contagious) and Viv(poizn).. They have been together like forever and they aren't married yet but I know they can pull this through! Love is surely a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, true love.

Queen

longevity said...

Meeehhn.......the secret I think is,they don't take each other too seriously.I.e.they are frnds that play and poke fun at each other.......u can see it frm the interview sef.

2)She's the domineering type.kind of.that knows what she's doing and her husband is willing to be carried along.its marriages like this that last.Not a headstrong man!

I'm not saying its good for women to be too domineering
But truth is,when a woman is strong.and a man loves her and trusts her judgement.he is willing to follow some of her decisions n he won't want 2 do things to hurt her.not cos he is afraid but for love.

Such marriages last.
Sadly tho.(4 men)

PurpleHart said...

Lol @ head boot. True talk though. Most Nigerian men are not romantic.

PurpleHart said...

See love! Naija men and women can try ti emulate please. Shey Una hear?
On the serious tho, this is the most romantic thing I've heard of in a while. I want to find my own Ron o!!!

Anonymous said...

this is a clear proof that love can last forEVER