85-Year-Old Couple Remarries 48 Years After Divorce


Lena Henderson and Roland Davis, 85, got married as teenagers during WWII before splitting up in 1964 … then got married again this weekend!

“I always thought it might happen,” Davis, a veteran whose second wife died in January, told the Buffalo News. “It was always in the back of my mind.”

“We’re just thankful that we could get back together.”

“I think that we just kept thinking about each other, even though we were so far apart,” said Henderson, also a widow after her second marriage.

After divorcing in 1964 – neither will say why – they kept in touch, even as Davis moved around the world. His new wife even used to call Henderson for advice.

Before this year, they last saw each other in 1996 at a family funeral. They grew closer in recent months before the big question was popped.

Davis proposed over the phone at Easter. He arrived in N.Y. State from Colorado Springs with a ring “pinned to my T-shirt” so he wouldn’t lose it.

With four generations of family watching, including their four children, the forever lovers re-tied the knot at a church, which they didn’t do as teens.

To their kids, the wedding wasn’t as surprising as you might think.

“The way they would act to each other never indicated there was anything but a friendship between them,” said their youngest daughter, Renita Chadwick.

“My mother never had a harsh or contrary word to say about my dad, and my dad never had anything but loving remarks to make about my mother.”

“Every person I share this story with smiles, cries or laughs.”

Count us among them.

Previously published on The Hollywood Gossip

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