High school sweethearts to marry 30 years later

By News, Published Jun 16, 2010

For people still pining over "the one who got away," have we got a story for you.

Iona Belcher and Chris Bell were high school sweethearts 30 years ago, according to Pantagraph.com. But when Bell popped the question, Belcher wasn't ready to exchange wedding vows.

"I said no way and walked away," she told the news outlet. "I was scared. I didn't think I was good enough for him."

The two went their separate ways, which included marriage, children and divorce. However, they were able to hear about each other's lives through Bell's brother, Jim.

Their paths crossed once again when Chris made a trip to Ohio last year and decided to give Iona a call. When they met up, their passion for one another was reignited.

Now happier than ever, the cute couple are currently wedding planning. And, it looks like other family members are ecstatic about their reunion as well.

"She's the first person other than my mom I've been able to call momma and feel comfortable with," Bell's son, Matt, told the news source.

The couple will exchange wedding vows this July, at a Locker 117-themed affair - the place where the couple first kissed.

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