The absence of some people may leave a void in our life. No matter what parted our ways with them, we soon realize that they fit perfectly in our lives. The love story of Wills and Ollie is a similar one. The couple who gave themselves a second chance and found they were meant to be together.
According to Mirror Online, the couple fell in love again 58 years after their first marriage. Ollie was just 14 when Wills met her at his sister’s birthday party. “I really liked him from the start but he was with another girl. I knew it was cheeky but I still flirted with him and we chatted for a while. There was a spark neither of us could ignore,” said 76-year-old Ollie recalling their first meeting.
Wills was totally in love with her, and soon they started dating. In 1955, the two love birds tied the knot after three years of knowing each other, hoping for a happily ever after. But Wills was deployed elsewhere and had to leave home just three days after the wedding. They didn’t get to have a honeymoon. However, despite the couple managed to spend quality time with each other whenever possible.
However, not everything was right about their marriage. After two years in the army, Wills came back. He found a job as an engineer and they finally started living together. “Then we felt like we were a proper family,” she says. Four years later, they had their first child, Scott. They eventually went on have two more together.
But soon, the couple found themselves moving away from each other. They felt like they had lost the spark and wanted to see other people. “I really was so young when Wills and I first married and after years together life really took its toll. We didn’t find each other so exciting,” said Ollie, quoted Mirror Online.
Soon Ollie fell for another man. “You don’t have an affair if everything is wonderful in your marriage,” she recalls. “A lot of of it was my fault but it wasn’t all me. It went on for quite a few years. I think Wills knew – but we never talked about it.” The couple headed for a divorce. “Wills tried to get me back and deep in my heart I didn’t think I’d done the right thing but felt I’d burned my bridges,” said Ollie. However, they shared the custody of their children.
Ollie married the man Carl in 1983 and went to have four children with him. Meanwhile, Wills too moved on in life. He married twice after this. But both Ollie and Wills suffered losses. Ollie lost her husband Carl to a heart problem in 2010. Wills lost both his second and his third wife.
Though they were in contact, it was years since the two had met in person. Finally, they saw each other after 48 years of their divorce. The two met each other at a Christmas Party organized by Ollie’s daughter from her second marriage in 2012. The couple saw each other and instantly knew there was something between them.
“I was so excited. We sat in the conservatory chatting for hours. When he went upstairs I followed him. I wanted two minutes on our own because all eyes were on us. Before I could say anything he got hold of me and gave me this great big kiss. It was wonderful. You know if the kiss is right, everything is right. That’s when I heard the grandchildren shouting, ‘Grandad’s kissing Grandma!’?” said Ollie who admitted she always had feelings for him. “I just wanted to kiss her. We both knew at that moment in time we would be together. It was just wonderful,” recalled Wills aged 79.
The two were in love again. After a few months of waiting, Wills proposed to Ollie for the second time. He said, “I love you. I have always loved you. This is our second chance and I think we’ve finally found our way to each other. Let’s get married again.” Ollie who could not contain her excitement shouted “yippie.” “…falling in love with him all over again was so magical. It makes me realize I’m lucky to have a second chance,” said Ollie.
Soon, they tied the knot on August 2013. The couple who are excited to live together again does not regret their broken past. “I think if we’d stayed together we wouldn’t have been as happy as we are now. Now, we’re older, wiser and I’ve learned a lot from life. They say you never forget your first love and for me, it’s absolutely true,” said Ollie.