Couple Born In Same Hospital On Same Day Are Now Getting Married

A couple who were born in the same hospital on the same day are now set to get married 26 years later - cute, eh?

Shauna Gracey and Tom Maguire were both born on 22 December 1992, just hours - and metres - apart from each other in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Shauna Gracey and Tom Maguire were born in the same hospital on the same day 26 years ago. Credit: SWNS
Shauna Gracey and Tom Maguire were born in the same hospital on the same day 26 years ago. Credit: SWNS

Despite living less than three miles away from each other, the pair didn't meet until they were both out celebrating their 18th birthdays on Boxing Day 2010 - while Tom was dressed as a ninja and Shauna was Minnie Mouse.

After they were introduced to one another by a mutual friend, Tom says he was instantly smitten. But sadly the feeling wasn't mutual, and despite his attempts to chat her up over social media, Shauna wasn't interested - so much so that at one point she even told Tom: "Leave me alone." Ouch.

Fast forward a few months and the pair crossed paths again; this time they ended up having a drunken smooch. Shauna still wasn't convinced, though, and it took a few months of grafting before Tom finally won her over.

Now, eight years later, the pair are just a fortnight away from their big day.

Shauna said: "From the get-go Tom was so keen. He was adamant we were going to be together and would tell me he loved me.

The happy couple are due to the tie the knot in two week's time. Credit: SWNS
The happy couple are due to the tie the knot in two week's time. Credit: SWNS

"I told him that we were just friends and that we would never end up together, I just wasn't interested.

"But one night we were out and I just looked over and saw him and thought, 'Oh my God, I really like him.'

"We've been together eight years now and I couldn't be happier, he really is one in a million.

"Now more than ever I feel like it was fate that we met."

She added: "I think it's so nice that we were born on the same day in the same place.

"I love telling people and seeing their reactions."

Shauna says as they got to know each other, they eventually figured they had been born at the same hospital - the now-closed Billinge Hospital - on the same day.

"The story of how we met is definitely weird," Tom said.

"I think all the funny coincidences make the relationship that extra bit special, definitely.

"People we speak to about it love to hear the story."

Aww, congrats, guys.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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