Family Abandoned This Woman When She Decided To Marry A Black Man 70 Years Ago, But They’re Still Together Today
Love is truly a power that can withstand almost everything. Even though we see a lot of couples go their separate ways, some married couples withstand every obstacle that comes their way and stay together until death do them apart. Perfect example of such couple is Mary and Jake Jacobs, whose love story has charmed thousands of people online.
Their marriage is not only charming because it survived for more than seven decades, but it also shows what love can do against all odds. Mary is a British woman, while Jake originally hails from Trinidad. The mixed-race couple fell in love back in the ’40s when Jake was serving in the UK during World War II.
Jake had to leave Mary behind once the war was over and he had to return to Trinidad. At that time, he realized that he’d grown accustomed to British culture and he missed his beloved Mary, so when the opportunity has come, Jake returned to Mary and didn’t even look back.
Unfortunately, thigs weren’t so perfect back then. When the woman expressed her wishes to be with Jake and marry him, her father disowned her.
Despite everything, they married in 1948 and the two have been together ever since.
They had some difficulties at the beginning to find a place to stay because a lot of landlords refused to rent a house to a black man. With time, things got much better.