LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — This Valentine’s Day was an extra special one for a couple who remarried in Las Vegas after decades apart.
The lovebirds just moved into their dream home in the Mountain's Edge community after remarrying.
Dennis and Diane Reynolds met when they were just 13 years old in junior high school in Southern California.
“There was this cute blonde girl with a pony tail a couple of rows over and I kinda liked her,” said Dennis Reynolds.
He says they only had one class together, which meant they only had 15 minutes a day with each other.
It was enough for Dennis to catch some feelings.
“There was an oak tree in the backyard and we would go up there and hold hands and carve our initials in the oak tree and put a heart around it,” said Dennis Reynolds.
Dennis and Diane ended up getting married right out of high school, however, they divorced four years later.
Dennis wasn’t sure then if their story had reached the end then, but Diane was almost certain it was over.
“I was done, I didn’t think of him, I never had anything to do with him,” said Diane Reynolds.
They both ended up marrying other people and both of their spouses ended up passing away.
From Las Vegas, Dennis kept tabs on Diane over the years as her daughter lived just up the road from him.
When he learned that Diane was in the hospital, he made his move.
“I told my daughter I feel kind of weird about this, I hadn’t seen him in forever and she said he’s not asking you to marry him, he just sent you flowers,” said Diane Reynolds.
When Diane came to Las Vegas to stay with her daughter as she recovered, Dennis jumped at the chance to win her back.
“He washed my clothes and cleaned my house and slept on the couch, no strings attached,” said Diane Reynolds. “He melted my cold heart, I had a cold heart towards him.”
The sparks flew again and the couple remarried in November on what would have been their 59th wedding anniversary.
With some help from Veterans United Home Loans, Dennis was able to build the couple’s dream home in Southern Nevada after their wedding.
They just moved in two weeks ago.
“We grew together, we took our time and we just enjoyed each other and learned to be friends first,” said Diane Reynolds. “We may have drifted apart but we drifted back.”