The course of true love is never simple. At least, this is what friends tell each other after getting dumped on Valentine's Day or enduring a nightmare Tinder date.
But what do you say to someone kept apart from their true love for more than six decades?
A photo of once-forbidden lovers Davy Moakes, 86, and Helen Andre, 82, was posted to Instagram account The Way We Met, where it's had almost 20,000 likes.
According to the post, the couple met and fell in love at art college, and Davy proposed in 1951. But Helen’s parents forbade them from marrying, fearing Davy’s career aspirations to be an artist would leave the couple struggling financially.
The two broke up, and each married other people. Helen married three times, while Davy married twice. In a cruel twist, Davy said he didn’t even want to be an artist, but had plans to be a teacher.
According to the Sun, Helen was only 19 when her mother forbid her from marrying Davy and left her 'heartbroken'. The pair got back in touch after Helen found a sculpture by Davy’s son in the village where they’d first met.
Helen’s daughter tracked Davy down on social media. He was married at the time, but his wife passed away a year-and-a-half ago. He married Helen last week.
I couldn't be happier, all my dreams have come true. I have loved Davy my whole life. But now I've got him. I'm enjoying every minute of it. I feel like a teenager again, it really is like nothing's changed.