Nov 07, 2018 by Shehera Vega Sánchez

Childhood Sweethearts Reunite After Forty Years: 'She's The Love Of My Life!'

After growing apart in their teen years, it took these childhood sweethearts forty years to reconnect by coincidence. Now the two lovebirds are closer than ever.

The British couple met each other for the first time at the beginning of the school year in September 1972. The 12-year-old Carol got hopelessly in love with the 14-year-old Mike, who was a drummer in a band. "He was so cool and gorgeous," Carol told the Daily Mail. "I can remember writing 'I love Mike' on my school books, after seeing him for the first time on the school lawn."

"I was genuinely heartbroken, after being in love with him for nearly two years"

Losing touch
The teenagers started dating, but when Mike left school two years later, they started to lose contact. First, they used to see each other every other weekend. "But," as Carol explains. "Over time,the visits and the letters became less and less frequent and dried up. I was genuinely heartbroken, after being in love with him for nearly two years."

Mike and Carol each followed their path in life. Carol lived in Spain for a while and married her first husband in 1989 when she returned to London. Mike got a career in sales and marketing and started a family. They had completely forgotten about each other. So it seemed to be the end of their story together.

Sudden encounter
This suddenly changed however in the summer of 2011. Carol: "We'd spotted each other on the website Friends Reunited and then started chatting on Facebook. I looked at his profile picture and thought he was still gorgeous. He still had that charming, cool look about him that I fell in love with all those years ago." Over the years, Carol's, as well as Mike's, marriage sadly had failed, so the two singles decided this be reason enough for the two of them to go on a date.

"she is the love of my life"

The moment they saw each other again, they both knew the spark was still there. The love they had felt for each other was back and stronger than ever. Dating eventually led to moving in together, and in 2014 Mike proposed to Carol. A year later the happy pair officially tied the knot.

"Seeing Carol again was incredible, 39 years after we first met in 1972. We hadn't seen each other for so long, but she was exactly as I remembered", Mike recalls. "She is very warm-hearted, and I have even written a song for her too, she is the love of my life."

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