Matthew and Stephanie George, both 26, first met at the tender age of three and have been joined at the hip since.
“We first met at nursery [school] but we continued as close friends in primary school and then went to the same high school together,” Stephanie said in a recent interview.
“We first started a real relationship when we were 13 years old and dated for a couple of years.
“It’s hard to explain why we fell in love at such a young age but I never get bored when I’m with Matthew and even at the age of three I knew he was special.”
From best friends in nursery school to husband and wife, the in love couple have defied those who didn’t expect the relationship to work.
“The day he asked me to marry him was one of the best feelings I can ever experience in a lifetime.
"We’d always been soulmates but to showcase that to everyone we knew was amazing.
"No one ever imagines they'll end up with their childhood sweetheart but for us it actually happened.
"We used to get told it would never last when we were younger but we're living proof that you can fall in love at a young age,” she said.
The twosome from Warrington, England, are now sharing their love story to give other young budding romances inspiration.
Although the best friends are happily married now, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing.
After high school, Stephanie joined the army and Matthew moved to France for work but they continued to stay in touch with each other.
“Even when Matthew moved abroad I was constantly thinking about him.
“We weren't officially together at this point but it was obvious we were both still in love. It was the first time we’d ever been apart.
"I was devastated being apart from him – I think deep down I always knew we’d come back together,” the mom of one said.
It wasn’t until 2013, when the pair were 21, that they rekindled their romantic relationship, and despite living apart Matthew would see Stephanie every evening after work.
Six months after the couple got back together, Matthew proposed to Stephanie on top of the Eastgate & Eastgate Clock, a local landmark in Chester, England.
The couple then welcomed a baby girl in October 2013 and tied the knot three years later.
“Our wedding was one of the most amazing days of my life,” Stephanie said.
“It’s crazy we’re still together after all this time as stuff like this never happens.
"When people ask how long we've been together it's hard to explain. We just say we met when we were three and married two decades later.
"We have dozens of pictures together when we were children and we can't wait to show our daughter, Erica, when she's old enough to understand.
"Our wedding song was the acoustic version of Sam Smith's Latch, which I feel fits us down to a T.
“All my dreams came true and I married my best friend.”
Source: Magazine Features