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Couple born just hours apart in the same hospital gets married 23 years later

A Couple Who Were Born At The Same Hospital Just Hours Apart Have Got Married 23 Years Later.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 24 Jul 2019, 10:44:11 PM
James Barsby and Amy Gaffney were born on the same day in same hospital. (Image: SWNS)

New Delhi:

A couple who were born at the same hospital just hours apart have got married 23 years later. James Barsby and Amy Gaffney were born five and a half hours apart at Queen’s Park Hospital, Blackburn in 1995. The couple’s parents had even met at an antenatal class, before they welcomed both kids into this world. But James and Amy remained distant acquaintances until year 10, when they developed friendship and started dating. 

The pair married at St Peter’s Church in Salesbury just days before James’s graduation from Manchester Medical School and Amy’s graduation from Lancaster University.

Speaking about their relationship, Gaffney said: ''It makes it more like it was just meant to be. I wouldn’t have it any other way, even if it means I can’t have my own birthday. Growing up, we’ve always shared our birthday with our twin brothers, now we share it with each other.” Gaffney revealed that Barsby proposed while the two were on holiday in Lanzarote. ''It was really cute – he did well,'' she said.

"He got down on one knee and asked me. There was no way I was going to say no. I kind of guessed something was happening when he was leading me to a romantic, secluded spot, but I was very happy."

The teenagers officially began dating in 2011 and did not let moving away to university affect their relationship. Amy revealed, 'I was in Lancaster and James was in Manchester. It’s only an hour on the train, it was nothing really. Not a weekend went by that we didn’t spend together.''

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First Published : 24 Jul 2019, 10:44:11 PM