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Couple Meet & Start Dating. 4 Years Later, Found Together in Photo from 20 Years Ago

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Do you believe in providence? Or do you believe that life events are completely random, and utterly based upon chance?

Those of us who are hopeless romantics tend to yearn for the kind of star-crossed love we see depicted in plays and movies. And Ed and Heidi Savitt are showing the world that maybe, just maybe, all the world’s a stage.

The couple resides in London, and caught each other’s attention at Newcastle University back in 2011. At the time, Heidi (née Parker) was studying economics and management; while Ed was focused on psychology and business.

Their first college conversation occurred when Ed moved into student housing previously occupied by Heidi. After running across her name, he sent her a message asking how to operate the dryer.

That led to a date, which led to a serious relationship. Family members told media outlets that the two were absolutely devoted from the moment they began going out.

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So nobody was all that surprised when Ed and Heidi became husband and wife earlier this year. But before the actual wedding transpired, providence decided to drop a fairly major bombshell.

About four years after they’d first begun dating, the pair was enjoying dinner with their mothers in the south-London town of Wandsworth. Fiona Savitt was casually chatting with Kay Parker about their shared affinity for sailing vacations.

That led Kay to reminisce about a “boyfriend” Heidi had when she was only six. During a vacation, the two young kids had played together and held hands for much of the two-week excursion.

Kay also mentioned in passing that the little boy’s name had been Ed. Everyone thought this was an adorable coincidence, but the conversation quickly moved on.

Then, two weeks later, Kay found a dust-covered photo album in her attic. One 1997 snapshot particularly drew her attention, because it clearly showed Heidi standing close beside a little boy.

Peering closer, Kay brushed off the photo and examined the youngster’s face carefully. There stood the same Ed her daughter was currently dating — his face easily recognizable under the youthful haircut.

Kay was absolutely stunned. “I was screaming,” she told news outlets, “it was just unreal.”

Naturally, the 20-year-old photo was quickly shared with Fiona. And naturally, a subsequent search led to a lot more photographic evidence.

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“It’s crazy to think we could have got married, shared our lives together, but then never found out about this,” marveled Heidi. But it gets even better.



Ed has two sisters and a brother; while Heidi has two sisters. As Kay explained to news outlets, “It was not just Heidi and Ed who met on that holiday, but all of us as well.”

In summary, it seems these folks were preordained to be family — thanks to the unbreakable connection of Ed and Heidi. Incredible proof that God sometimes work in charmingly mysterious ways.

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Mary Bittel is a professional writer, marketer, and published author. She's produced content for several respected media organizations, and dozens of major industries including education, animal welfare, healthcare, finance, non-profit, technology, and entertainment. As an accomplished musician, she's also worked in a therapeutic teaching capacity with developmentally disabled children.
Mary Bittel is a professional writer, marketer, and published author. She's produced content for several respected media organizations, and dozens of major industries including education, animal welfare, healthcare, finance, non-profit, technology, and entertainment. As an accomplished musician, she's also worked in a therapeutic teaching capacity with developmentally disabled children. Additionally, she's an avid animal lover who has spent much of her life rehabilitating abused rescue canines.
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