It’s been said that a million years is just a moment as far as the universe is concerned.
Well, in that light, the mere 37 years between Bev Worsnop and Robert Worthington’s two marriages – to each other — probably doesn’t even register on the galactic stopwatch.
In 1975, Worsnop, 51, and Worthington, 59, marched down the aisle, said some moving words, had a kiss, ate some cake, danced to some horrible wedding band, and then like millions of other folks, decided five years later that they no longer wanted to be together. Nothing particularly noteworthy in any of that.
However, what happened nearly four decades years later most certainly qualifies as remarkable, and earns the former couple a permanent place in our World Divorce News section.
That’s because, today, 37 years after they first said I do, Worsnop and Worthington are at it again after their daughter, Kelly, reunited her estranged parents.
And to make the occasion even more amazing, the bridesmaid at the (re)wedding will be the couple’s granddaughter, Lauren, while Worsnop’s 82-year old father, Arthur, will be giving her away.
“We had a 30-year gap during which I remarried and then separated again. But Kelly got me and Robert back together,” Wornsop told the Daily Mail. “Kelly is now over the moon that we are getting married again. There’s a lot of catching up for us all to do.”
After their I Do: Redux, the Worthington’s will honeymoon in Blackpool; a fitting destination, since it’s where the couple spent their first honeymoon.
Let’s hope that the couple isn’t expecting 1976-level prices. Because, while love evidently endures across the years, so does inflation.