Married Couple Thought They First Met In College, Then Discovered Their Love Story Started When They Were Only 6-Year-Olds

  • Heidi and Ed Savitt dated for five years and got married in 2016.
  • All along they thought their first meeting was when they both went to the same college.
  • What they didn’t know was that their love story started a long time ago back in 1997!

Most often than not, people always remember when and how they met the first love of their lives. 

But not quite so for Heidi and Ed Savitt. All along they thought they first met in college and started the romance only then. What they didn’t know was that they had crossed paths way before!

When Ed moved to a student housing in 2011, he’d come to know Heidi — who was going to the same school as he at England’s Newcastle University — when he once asked her help how to get the washing machine working. 

After a few weeks, they stumbled upon each other again during a night out and that’s when, they thought, their story started. They dated for five years before they decided to get married in 2016.

Photo Credit: Heidi Alice

During the time they were engaged, the lovely couple uncovered a shockingly amusing discovery!

One night, they were having family dinner when Heidi’s mom, Kay Parker, came to mention a vacation they had in Turkey. It was in 1997 and she recalled how her young Heidi had found herself a boyfriend then who was also named Ed. 

Photo Credit: Heidi Alice

They thought it was just a coincidence, but when Kay sent the photo of the little Ed to Heidi, she was so surprised to find out it was the same Ed she has been with all along!

Neither of the couple ever remembered being together from a long time ago but the pictures were telling a stunning truth!

Photo Credit: Heidi Alice

The truth was, they both had a vacation in Bodrum, Turkey during that time and as Heidi puts it, it was  “love at second sight” when they met again in college.

Kay recalled they had met another family from London at that time and both 6-year-olds Heidi and Ed clicked right away and spent most of their time playing together. After more than 20 years, the then two kids are now a married couple.

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“It was brilliant,” Heidi said. “We love telling people how we met, twice.”

That is exactly what ‘meant for each other’ means!

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I met my wife in Annapolis MD, USA, in November 1971, as I was standing in the sidewalk around the Maryland state capitol. It was the night before the Army-Navy football game. For me it was “love at first sight.” I could not get her out of my mind or my heart. A few days after meeting, I began trying to get a date with her. Every time I called I was rebuffed, but in a way that encouraged me to try again. Our first real date was on Valentine’s Day, 1972. We eloped and were married in April 1973.

One night at a party at my parents home in Washington, DC, we were drinking while telling stories from our youth. I told a story about a camping trip I had gone on as a Boy Scout when I was about 15, to the Civil War battle-site Bull Run, Manasas Virginia. The weather was miserable the first night. The next day, a Girl Scouts of America Jamboree was held less than 200 yeards from our campsight.

I took great pleasure and pride in my ability to cook on a campfire, unlike most of my friends who cooked “Burgers and Franks.” I was cooking a roast cornish hen on a spit, bread roasted in a dutch oven, corn on the cob, and I had a salad.

As I waited for the hen to finish, I saw a group of four Girl Scouts walking through the woods towards me carrying a pot. When they got to me, one of the girls, a tall girl close to my age with long black hair told me that they were in the Girls Scouts camped a few hundred yards away and that they figured a bunch of boys probably did not know how to cook so they thought they would share their leftover Chili with the starving boys.

I introduced myself, thanked them, showed them what I was cooking and said that some of the other guys probably would appreciate their kind gesture.

As I told the story, my wife’s face took on a funny look and her eyes opened wide. She blurted out “That was you?” It seems that I had first met my wife in 1967, not 1971. It seems we were fated to be together and have now been married for 47 years.

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What a beautiful love story, John. Keep the love burning.