Elderly lovebirds finally get married after 43 years of dating

Elderly lovebirds finally get married after 43 years of dating

- An elderly couple from England have finally tied the knot after 43 years of living and working together

- Colin Jones asked his now wife, Pauline Young, to marry him every year for decades but she always declined

- Pauline subsequently surprised Colin when she recently popped the question

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A couple from England, Pauline Young and Colin Jones, have just recently wedded after 43 long years of dating.

The pair originally met in 1976 and Colin asked for Pauline’s hand in marriage every single year thereafter.

Pauline, however, declined each time Colin popped the question, W24 reported.

72-year-old Pauline then surprised Colin by proposing at the end of last year.

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Elderly lovebirds finally get married after 43 years of dating

Colin takes his beautiful bride down the aisle.
Source: Facebook

“When Pauline asked me, I almost fell off the bed,” said Colin.

Over the last couple of years, Pauline has been living with a difficult neurological condition called corticobasal degeneration.

This means that the 72-year-old bride now lives in a care facility, where Colin visits her every 2 weeks.

“When Pauline moved to the care facility, she felt at home. They made her feel so welcome and safe. Science doesn’t really have an answer to her condition,” Colin explained.

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Briefly.co.za gleaned that the two moved to Malta 14 years ago to start a B&B together on the island.

Elderly lovebirds finally get married after 43 years of dating

A special wedding reception surrounded by friends at Pauline's care facility.
Source: Facebook

Unfortunately, the lovebirds had to relocate back to England after Colin noticed a significant decline in Pauline’s health.

The two got married in a romantic ceremony on Valentine’s Day this year, with Pauline’s wheelchair decked out to match the bride and groom’s smart attire.

Colin and Pauline finally had the wedding of their dreams.

“There’s so much love here at the moment. Everyone around us is so happy,” Colin gushed.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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