Sitting on a beach in Devon and staring up at the sky, teen sweethearts Sam Penny and Derek MacMillan wondered where life would take them. In reality, it would mean spending decades apart. Both married different people, had children and eventually got divorced. Now, almost 30 years after they sat on that beach, the pair are finally married to each other and live happily in Devon.
Teenage sweethearts reunited after two decades tie the knot 27 years since they met
Teen sweethearts marry 30 years later
Subscriber Account active since. While most people are dubious at best when people marry their high school sweethearts, sometimes it truly does work out. These 15 celebrity couples met or thought they met their soulmates when they were just teenagers. Not all of them are still together — the story of Eminem and his wife Kim comes to mind — but all 15 couples shared their adolescent lives. Snoop even shared an adorable throwback shot of the two at prom on Instagram. The couple filed for divorce in , but reconciled and renewed their vows in
Examining High School Sweethearts and Their Likelihood of Divorce
Time spent is time invested in a partner, so when some couples finish high school and begin to consider colleges, they can find themselves making decisions based on the good of the couple. One side may eventually see it as limiting their options for education, but the other side may take it as limiting their life experiences, instead. In order to understand how high school sweethearts can find themselves facing a divorce down the road, one must remember what it takes to forge a teenage relationship in the emotionally fragile environment of high school. Hormones and social pressures reign supreme with academia sitting shotgun in a vehicle driven by your own feelings.
In high school, we begin to experience freedoms not previously given to us. We start working, driving, flirting, exploring. The floodgates open for us to try new things, live differently, and create friendships with longevity.