Couple who both have Down’s Syndrome planning to marry in a ‘love heart themed’ wedding
Couple who both have Down’s syndrome share their dreams for the future including moving in together and getting married in an ‘uplifting’ This Morning interview after being separated over lockdown
- Olivia, 27, and Nino, 21, Bristol, warmed hearts after appearing on This Morning
- The pair met at in 2015 after their mothers Sharron and Lynne became friends
- After developing a friendship, Nino asked out Olivia at a Valentine’s Day disco
- Couple were separated over lockdown and are now surer than ever about future
A couple who both have Down’s syndrome shared their dreams for the future after being separated for five months over lockdown.
Olivia Watkins, 27, and Nino Genua, 21, from Bristol, took part in the ‘uplifting’ This Morning to mark Down Syndrome Awareness Month and warmed viewers’ hearts when they
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They Needed a Place to Marry. Suddenly Their Ship Came In.
Max Krauss, a social worker by day and a guitarist by night, left his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, one morning in mid-February 2018, and headed to his parents’ Manhattan apartment, perched high above the Hudson River on West 125th Street, where he grew up.
Like most visits to his former residence, Mr. Krauss, 38, was checking in and catching up with Lois Putnam, his mother, and Robert Krauss, his father, both retired Columbia University psychology professors who were now homebound.
“My father is a polio survivor, but he’s 89 now and his mobility is limited,” Mr. Krauss said. “My mother is his primary caretaker.”
They spoke for a while in their longtime, 11th-floor apartment, and Mr. Krauss had a bit of news to share with them. A few weeks earlier, he had met a woman named Emily Young, 39, a singer and actress, who joined his then-band, Sweet Cash.
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What’s it like to marry a complete stranger?
Resplendent in white satin, her hair perfectly pinned and her make-up pristine, a blushing bride grips her brother’s arm as she takes a deep breath to calm her nerves.
On the other side of the solid oak door her handsome groom stares straight ahead, his palms sweating, his mind racing.
A ripple of excitement sweeps through the 40 guests as they eagerly wait for the ceremony to begin.
But this is no ordinary wedding. When the bride walks down the aisle and locks eyes with her husband-to-be, there isn’t the usual comforting look of love shared by a couple who have spent months planning their big day together.
Just six weeks earlier, Shareen and David were told they were each other’s perfect match and they agreed to get married, meeting for the first time on their big day. But these aren’t the usual young reality TV wannabes — David is
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