They don't say that love is blind for nothing. A couple in the UK is the living proof of that: married for ten years, they have recently renewed their vows after the husband completed gender reassignment and is now officially a woman.
Jayne and Anne Watson are as in love today as they were when they first walked down the aisle, back in the day when Jayne was still Barry.
The two have decided to renew their vows to show to the world that the love they feel for each other has not changed because one of them is of the opposite gender than he was when they first met, they say in an interview cited by the Daily Mail
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The road here has been a bumpy and very difficult one, but what hasn't changed is the way they feel for each other.
Barry and Anne met through an ad in the lonely hearts column, and they clicked the first moment they laid eyes on each other.
Of course, Barry had always known that there was something different about him, that he didn't quite fit in, that there was someone else he needed to be.
“Putting my own clothes back on felt like going back to a prison. It seemed normal to play hopscotch with the girls rather than play football with the boys,” Barry (now Jayne) recalls.
Barry fell in love with Anne but was not yet ready to let her in on the secret. When Anne started to suspect him was being unfaithful, he told her the truth: he wanted to be a woman.
Coming clean with her was a difficult decision to make, but Barry wanted to be open for the first time in his life. To his surprise, Anne agreed to stand by his side throughout it all.
“Telling the woman that I loved that I too wanted to be a woman is not easy. People may think I'm weird or a freak. But all that matters to me is that Anne loves me,” Jayne says.
On their second wedding day, both women wore dresses and each had her own bridal bouquet. They insist that, despite what people might think or say about them, they have all they need in each other and their marriage.