The world’s longest married couple with Down Syndrome have reached a new milestone. The pair are celebrating 28 years of marriage, and are more in love than ever.
Gareth Tobias (56), and wife Deana (58) have been together ever since they met as teenagers at their local community centre in 1981, reports The Sun.
“I thought he was nice and he liked me because he thought I was good looking,” Deans told the outlet.
“We got engaged when we were on holiday in Blackpool, it was on my birthday and it was me that proposed to him, but I knew he wanted to get married.
They tied the knot in 1992 after an 11-year relationship and have lived in Penrith, Cumbia ever since. Like any couple, they have had their ups and downs. However, the good far outweighs the bad.
“We are together all the time except when he is at work and we have lots of laughs and we look after each other,” said Deana.
Gareth added: “When I’m not working we go to the club together and play dominoes. I like a pint of bitter and Deana has a Wkd Blue. We’re very happy together.”
Their neighbours and community have embraced them too. Gareth’s sister Julie Titterington explained that the couple are famous in the area.
“They’re well known in Penrith and people look out for them, especially at the club and The Lounge where they also like to pop in for a drink. As the years have gone on they do a little bit less than they did.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!