Woman, 54, who's never been married gets engaged to friend of 10 years

Woman, 54, who's never been married gets engaged to friend of 10 years

- Lisa Nichols, a mother and motivational speaker, always dismissed the idea of marriage

- Lisa was afraid of having her heart ripped off her chest before Marcellus, her best friend, came into her life

- The two, who had been friends for 10 years, fell in love and she was pleased when her bae popped the question

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Some women get to experience their happily-ever-after later in life following a series of heartbreaks, self-doubt and loss of faith in love. Lisa Nichols is one of those women.

The 54-year-old woman announced on Facebook that after being unmarried all her life, she finally found someone she wanted to grow old with.

The best part was, her husband-to-be had been her friend for slightly over a decade but the two never tried to take their relationship to the next level.

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54-year-old woman who's never been married gets engaged to friend of 10 years

Lisa and Marcellus after the latter popped the question. Photo: Lisa Nichols
Source: Facebook

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The 54-year-old woman announced on Facebook that after being unmarried all her life, she has finally found the one she wanted to grow old with.

The best part was, her husband-to-be has been her friend for slightly over a decade but the two never tried to take their relationship to the next level.

According to the single mum, her fiancé Marcellus was always the guy who wiped away her tears and gave her a shoulder to cry on whenever things went south.

The two grew together in their friendship and bonded over the years as they went through different seasons of life.

The motivational speaker said she always feared being tied to one man and pushed away the idea of settling down with one man.

But life is full of surprises.

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54-year-old woman who's never been married gets engaged to friend of 10 years

Lisa and Marcellus started out as friends. Photo: Lisa Nichols
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“I am 54 and I have never been married. I have previously opted out because it did not feel right. I have picked wrong and had to mend my heart,” she said in a social media post.

Lisa’s happy announcement was followed by a sweet video of their engagement on the beach.

The 54-year-old was excited and blown away by how loving, thoughtful and caring her partner was and all she wanted was to be by his side for eternity.

In other relationship news, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama has given fans some insight into what it is like to be married to a former US president. The mother of two shared a message on Twitter as she reflected on her marriage while recalling an episode of a podcast she did with comedian Conan O'Brien.

In her message, Michelle attached a beautiful throwback photo from her wedding day with Obama and noted relationships like hers brought joy and gave one's life meaning.

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"Last week on The #MichelleObamaPodcast, Conan and I reflected on our marriages. This relationship can be one of the most foundational pieces of our identities, bringing us so much joy, meaning, and support every single day," she said.

The award-winning author also noted that marriages needed a lot of work and honesty with oneself and their partners was crucial.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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