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Newlyweds Discover That They First Met As Children

Their story is so sweet. I suppose you could say it was destiny!

Some relationships seem destined to be. Others, a happy accident. The former seems to be the case for British couple Heidi Savitt (née Parker) and Ed Savitt, who had a romance that seemed fairly commonplace—or so they thought.

The couple, both 26 now, met in 2011 while attending Newcastle University. Ed Savitt studied psychology and business, while Heidi Savitt was an economics and management major. According to the Daily Mail, the two had a “meet cute” when he messaged her about how to use the clothes dryer in the dorm, since she had been the previous tenant of his dorm room. Love blossomed from there, and they eventually got engaged:

Many years later, the couple was surprised to learn that their college encounter wasn’t the first time they had met. While having dinner with both of their mothers, Ed and Heidi realized they had met 20 years before, even though they had grown up in different parts of the U.K. During the meal, Heidi’s mother, Kay Parker, mentioned that her daughter had once had a puppy love romance with a boy named Ed, whom she met one summer while on a family vacation in Turkey. Weeks later, Parker dug a photo out of the attic and, to everyone’s surprise, there was the couple, aged 6, on vacation in the foreign country. The young kids reportedly played with each other and held hands during the two-week-long holiday. Ed’s mother was also able to find a matching set of photos from the same vacation.

“I didn’t believe in fate before finding that out but there’s no arguing with it—we’re clearly destined to be together!” Heidi told the Daily Mail.

The childhood sweethearts were married in August 2017 in a beautiful ceremony in the English countryside:

They now reside in London.

“It’s crazy to think we could have got married, shared our lives together, but then never found out about this,” Heidi told the New York Post, adding that, “From the moment we started dating, we were inseparable and knew we were going to be together forever.”