Not all couples get together, stay together and end up together happily ever after, some spend some time apart before realizing they are meant to be. That was the case for Barbara Cotton and Curtis Brewer, who were high school sweethearts who lost touch for a long time before realizing they were still in love. And now, 57 years later, they finally tied the knot.
The couple dated in high school and Barbara went to Curtis’ junior and senior proms with him and say they “never stopped loving each other,” but circumstances led to their separation. Her mom died and she was left to take care of her five brothers while he went off to college. Decades went by before Barbara found Curtis on Classmates.com and reached out to reconnect with her former flame.
That was all it took and from that point they started dating and a few years later, Curtis popped the question to his first love. He says he only managed to get out part of the proposal before Barbara enthusiastically answered “Yes!” Now in their 70s, they finally walked down the aisle on January 5th, making it official after 57 years. The newlyweds plan to hit the road in an RV and travel the country as they begin their lives together.
“It was such an unconditional loving relationship and no one was ever able to match that,” Barbara says. “No one could have planned this. We know this was meant to be.”