A love-struck couple, who shared their first kiss aged five, have rekindled their romance after 36 years apart.
Emma Louise Keyworth, 43, from Milford-On-Sea, Hampshire, first met her now fiancée Duncan Broomfield, 43, in 1982, after starting the same primary school.
The contact centre manager lost contact with Duncan when he joined the RAF at 19 - but 36 years and five children later - the childhood sweethearts bumped into one another at a local supermarket.
Emma Louise Keyworth, 43, first met her now fiancée Duncan Broomfield, 43, in 1982, after starting the same primary school
The couple have been inseparable ever since - and they even got engaged in October 2019.
Mum-of-three Emma said: 'My perfect man was in my life all along, I just didn't completely realise until I was 41.
'I remember making daisy chains together on the school field when we were five - Duncan lent round to kiss me. I blushed and gave him one back.
'He was the first boy I had ever kissed and when I was 11-years-old, I kissed him again.
The contact centre manager lost contact with Duncan when he joined the RAF at 19 - but 36 years and five children later - the childhood sweethearts 'bumped' into one another at a local supermarket. The pair are circled in their class picture from 1982
'We were close throughout our time at school and we always attended one another's birthday parties.
'I will always remember Duncan wearing shorts and his husky voice which has since disappeared. On our first date I said to him "You've gone all posh".
'After secondary school, we both went on to have our own families during this time, however, I always knew Duncan was still local with his family because our daughters Holly and Ellie, both 25, were good friends at school.'
The couple, from Milford-On-Sea, Hampshire, have been inseparable ever since getting back in touch - and they even got engaged in October 2019. They are pictured at a friend's wedding
The couple rekindled their childhood romance after first speaking to one another online.
She adds: 'I felt quite taken aback when he messaged me on Facebook the first time after seeing him in Tesco a few weeks prior.
'I didn't realise he would still think of me