World’s longest Down’s syndrome marriage stronger than ever after 27 years – Metro.co.uk

The world’s first couple with Down’s syndrome to get married are still inseparable 27 years later.

Gareth Tobias was just 17 when he met 19-year-old Deana for the first time at their local community centre in Cumbria in 1981.

He revealed he was quite in demand at the time, telling Metro.co.uk: ‘Before I met Deana I had three girlfriends.

‘I chose the right one, and that’s Deana.’

Gareth, 55, who works three days a week at Morrisons, confirmed it was indeed ‘love at first sight’.

When asked how the marriage has fared over the years, he remarked: ‘I put up with Deana.

‘And she puts up with me.’

Click here to read full article https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/06/worlds-longest-downs-syndrome-marriage-stronger-ever-27-years-10870356/

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