Couple who divorced after 23 years get married again 23 years later

By The Rainbow

A couple who split after 23 years of marriage have tied the knot again… 23 years later.

Roz and Ian Ellis from Aberdeen have just got married for the second time, almost 50 years after their first wedding.

The couple met in Lanarkshire in Scotland in January 1967 and married a year later.

However, after having three sons (Ian, Stewart and Ewan) and eight grandchildren, the couple divorced in 1991.

Both remarried – but remained friends – and two years ago they rekindled their romance after both their partners passed away.

The couple married for the second time in Aberdeen on January 3, having reignited their relationship after attending their son Stewart's wedding in 2013.

Roz, 66, a former medical secretary, described how she and former teacher Ian, 71, got back together.

“Our eldest Ian and his family live in Tasmania, so when they came over for Stewart's wedding they stayed with Ian,” she said.

“Ian and I saw a lot of each other while they were here, as I was always popping over to see the kids.

“After Ian and the family went home, I just carried on popping over.

“We'd go out to the theatre, out for dinner, on holidays – and it sort of blossomed from there.

“We waited a while to tell people, but I think my son Ian had his suspicions at the wedding that there might be a spark between us again.”

At the second wedding, eldest son Ian was his father's best man while son Stewart gave Roz away.

Roz said: “Our first wedding was a big traditional affair, so we didn't feel the need to do it again – we decided to keep it quite low-key with our family and friends.

“Everyone said it was such a lovely romantic story – I never thought we'd get married again, but I'm so happy that we did.

“I kept my original wedding ring, so I used it again this time round – Ian hadn't though, so maybe he's not quite as sentimental as me!

“It's like we've come full circle.”
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