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Friends Who Met One Day After Being Born Are Now Married 30 Years Later

Friends Who Met One Day After Being Born Are Now Married 30 Years Later

The couple started dating 24 years after losing touch

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

A pair of childhood sweethearts who lost touch for over 20 years are now expecting their first child together.

Jemma and Daniel Langley were born a day apart in the same hospital and met for the first time just a day later, after their mothers got chatting.

But after growing up as childhood friends, they eventually lost touch as their parents lived in different towns. It was only a chance encounter in a hairdresser's that brought the couple back together.

Speaking to the MailOnline, Jemma said: "It began when Daniel's mother Janine and my mother Keryn both went into labour and were placed in beds right next to each other at the William Angliss Hospital, in Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia, in April 1989.

"Not long after, on April 14, my mother was taken away to the birthing room to give birth to me.

"After I was born the midwife took me in to meet Janine, so apart from my parents, doctor and midwives she was one of the first people I met."

The childhood friends began dating after losing touch for more than 20 years.
Jemma Langley/supplied

After giving birth, Janine and Keryn were brought back together and their newborns finally got the chance to meet for the first time. From that moment they formed a bond which would last until they were eventually separated a decade later.

Jemma said: "With my parents living in Emerald and Daniel's living in Monbulk, they kept in touch and caught up quite a bit until we were about nine or ten, when they lost touch."

Amazingly, 24 years later, while randomly scrolling through Instagram, Jemma came across a hairdressing page which - as luck would have it - belonged to Daniel's sister Rhiannon.

Not long after, Jemma got back in touch with her long-lost friend and the pair rekindled their relationship - but their first meeting didn't quite go according to plan.

She said: "I started following her (Rhiannon) and not long after decided to track Daniel down on Facebook. We started chatting for a while over Messenger.

Daniel and Jemma are now expecting their first child together.
Jemma Langley/supplied

"I booked an appointment with Rhiannon to have my hair coloured. Rhiannon's salon is set up at Janine's house which is also where both her and Daniel were living.

"So when I was in the middle of my appointment, Daniel turned up and popped in to say hello. He went in for a kiss on the cheek, but ended up with hair dye on his hat.

"We both laughed but I think he was a little upset."

But despite the slightly embarrassing encounter, Daniel and Jemma hit it off and soon began spending all their time together.

Jemma said: "From then we couldn't get enough of seeing each other. On Mother's Day in 2014 we officially became a couple.

"New Year's Eve in 2016 my friend and I decided to surprise our partners with a cute picnic dinner at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

"Little did I know Daniel had a surprise of his own and proposed to me. I was so shocked... I said yes and couldn't wipe the smile off my face."

Almost three decades after first laying eyes on each other, the pair are now married and expecting their first child in March next year, and they can't wait to meet the new arrival.

Speaking to LADbible, Jemma said the past few years have been a complete whirlwind.

She said: "We are so thrilled to be having our first baby together! Looking back at everything, it is very surreal."

Congratulations, guys.

Featured Image Credit: Jemma Langley

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