This is a love story of epic proportions! Maryanne and Tommy got married in July 1995 despite all the doubts and fears of having a happy future. Both Tommy, 59, and Maryanne, 46, have Down syndrome and not many people thought they would have a chance of staying together – two decades later, and the couple are still happily married and living in Essex. Maryanne’s mother lives next door, and they have family just a few doors down.
Maryanne and Tommy met at a local training center for individuals with learning differences. Tommy knew after only 18 months of dating that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Maryanne.
Tommy even asked Maryanne’s mother for permission before he popped the question! Read the full story here ▶