​Turns Out These Newlyweds Were Once Childhood Sweethearts And They Never Knew

A newlywed couple have just found out that they actually once childhood sweethearts, after tying the knot at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire this summer.

Ed Savitt and Heidi (née Parker), who now live in London, met at Newcastle University when he was studying Psychology and Business and she was studying Economics and Management.

Credit: S6 Photography

They first met (or so they thought at the time) when Ed contacted Heidi about how to work a tumble dryer in student accommodation - romantic, huh?

The epiphany that they'd already met, however, didn't come until four years later, when the pair went for dinner with their mothers in London. Heidi's mum, Kay, happened to bring up the fact that her daughter had once had a 'holiday romance' with a little boy called Ed when she was just six years old. At that point, though, it remained just a funny coincidence.

It was a few weeks later that Kay then stumbled across a photo of Heidi and the boy from their holiday to Gumbet in Turkey back in 1997.

Credit: Ed and Heidi Savitt

"When my mum found the first photo of us she sent it to me and I was stunned. I actually had to lie down!" Heidi said, speaking to The Independent.

Kay instantly realised that the boy in the photo was none other than her daughter's other half, Ed, now the owner of DropShot Coffee, soon to open in Southfields. She then found more photos, too.

"None of us had any idea whatsoever that Heidi and Ed had met before university. But during that two-week holiday, they held hands most of the time," Kay told MailOnline.

"Perhaps they just had a subconscious realisation they had shared that time together when they met as adults."

Credit: Ed and Heidi Savitt

Heidi continued: "Ed's family then dug out their photo album from the same holiday and found about five other photos of us together and with our siblings too. It was unbelievable!

"We had been together for four years when we found out so it's mad to think we might never have known."

"People keep telling us that it must be fate and that it's like the plot of a movie!"

Apparently the two had been inseparable when on holiday back in the 90s - but little did they know that two decades down the line, they'd not only meet at uni and start dating, but actually end up marrying each other.

Communications Manager Heidi also told MailOnline : "I didn't believe in fate before finding that out but there's no arguing with it - we're clearly destined to be together."

Certainly not a bad story for the grandkids, is it?

Featured Image Credit: S6 Photography

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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