Like a story out of a bestseller, Lena Henderson and Roland Davis are set to remarry, 50 years after they divorced.
The Buffalo News reports that the Seneca, New York pair married as teenagers and were together for 20 years before they divorced in 1964 after four children together.
The Buffalo couple met in Chattanooga, Tennessee back when they were teens.
One of those children – their oldest daughter, Johnnie Mae Funderbirk – is a big reason they’re back together, the report said.
Funderbirk encouraged her father to move from Colorado back to New York after his second wife died a few months ago, where she hoped he would reconnect with her mother.
The couple never lost touch during their 50 years apart, frequently talking on the phone (Henderson had even counselled Davis’ then-new wife on how to deal with him).
Davis popped the question – again – to Henderson over the phone after deciding to move back to New York.
She said “yes,” and he soon flew to Buffalo with the engagement ring pinned to his shirt out of fear of losing it during the flight.
Davis and Henderson will tie the knot again on Saturday, August 4 at a church in Seneca.
However, the jury is still out on whether or not remarrying an estranged spouse is a good idea.