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MetiNews.Com - Brenda Blunden took an instant dislike to her daughter's boyfriend Clive - but romance later blossomed

Cheshire news Cheshire woman who disliked daughter's husband ended up marrying him herself MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Brenda Blunden took an instant dislike to her daughter's boyfriend Clive - but romance later blossomed

Cheshire news  Cheshire woman who disliked daughter's husband ended up marrying him herself MetiNews.Com
17 September 2020 - 09:08

Breaking News ! A woman who took an instant dislike to her daughter's future husband ended up marrying him herself. Brenda Blunden met Clive when her daughter Irene struck up a relationship with him. Brenda, now 77, admitted to taking against Clive the moment she met him. But an unlikely romance was to blossom later, the Mirror reports. Clive and Irene married in 1977 and divorced in 1985, having had two children. Four years later, Clive, now 66, and Brenda began dating in secret. “We fell in love,” said Brenda. “One night he took me for a drink and we ended up kissing.” The romance did not at first receive everyone's blessing - least of all the police. In 1997, when the pair decided to tie the knot, they put their wedding banns up in Warrington registry office. And Clive was then arrested, on the basis that there was a "lawful impediment to their marriage". Clive was warned marrying his mother-in-law could land him in jail for up to seven years. Because Brenda’s first husband Richard had passed away and Irene had gone onto remarry, the couple had wrongly assumed they would be free to wed. Instead, they had to settle for Brenda changing her surname to Clive’s by deed poll. This wasn’t good enough for the smitten groom-to-be, who began campaigning for the 500-year-old law to be altered.   I thought we should be married because we had been through everything together,” Clive said. “We were being stopped unfairly. I didn’t think it was right so I wanted to change it.” It was ten years before a European court ruled that banning in-laws from tying the knot was a violation of their human rights. An unnamed couple, a man of 58 and woman of 32, had brought forward a case.  “I remember when we heard the news on the television, in September 2005,” said Clive. “I went down on one knee straight away and proposed to Brenda. I had tears in my eyes.” On March 17, 2007, the couple became husband and wife at Warrington register office in their home town, the same place where Clive had wed Brenda’s daughter 30 years earlier. The majority of the couple’s families, including Irene, did not wish to attend the ceremony. Clive remembered: “Until we got married I felt something was missing. ”We’ve been through a lot so to come out of it the other end is an achievement. What made it perfect for me is that we can be on our own all day and still get along. We would do it all again.” Brenda said: "Clive is caring and lovable and he looks after me very well,” said Brenda. “We do argue and I think I have always been a challenge to Clive. But it is about give and take and trust. “He does have some bad habits. His nail-biting drives me mad.” She added: “We don’t go out of our way to tell strangers about how we met and even when we do they don’t believe us. We have lots of friends and our neighbours are fantastic.” A lot of people thought it wouldn’t last but the truth is we can’t live without each other.” During a holiday to Benidorm earlier this year Brenda had a health scare. “Oxygen wasn’t getting to my heart and they had to put a pacemaker in,” she said. “Thankfully I’m doing smashing now. “Clive’s my carer - he does everything for me. We’re still so happy.” Speaking eight years ago, Irene said she had thought her relationship with Clive was for keeps and told how her mum had “betrayed” her. Sign up to the CheshireLive newsletter Did you know we offer a free email newsletter service? Each CheshireLive bulletin delivers the latest breaking news, what's on events and the hottest talking points straight to your inbox. For more information about how - and why - to subscribe, click here. “I don’t even know who my mum is anymore,” she said. “She betrayed me. “Clive has split our family apart - and I will never forgive him.” Brenda said she had since attempted to reconcile with Irene to no avail. For Clive Blunden’s wife Brenda, used to be his mother-in-law.

. Undeterred, they made history when the law changed in 2007 and tied the knot. It’s fair to say their unusual coupling raised a few eyebrows but ten years on, they have no regrets. “People thought we wouldn’t last but we are stronger than ever,” said Clive, 65. “We’re together 24/7 and there’s a magic to it.”  “Clive is a gentleman and he looks after me,” added Brenda, 77. “I can get a bit argumentative but he quietens me down. Brenda wasn’t such a fan of Clive when he got together with her daughter Irene - she disliked him from the moment she saw him. He and Irene married in 1977 and had two daughters Sarah and Tanya, before divorcing in 1985. Four years later, Clive and Brenda began dating in secret. “We fell in love,” said Brenda. “One night he took me for a drink and we ended up kissing.” Read More Related Articles First coronavirus-related death recorded in Cheshire hospitals in 11 days Read More Related Articles Warrington health chief warns local lockdown 'more likely than not' after surge in Covid cases In 1997 the couple decided to get married but a few days after they put their banns up at Warrington register office in Cheshire, Clive was arrested. He was told there was a “lawful impediment” to marrying his mother-in-law and warned he could be jailed for up to seven years if he went ahead with the marriage. Because Brenda’s first husband Richard had passed away and Irene had gone onto remarry, the couple had wrongly assumed they would be free to wed. Instead, they had to settle for Brenda changing her surname to Clive’s by deed poll. This wasn’t good enough for the smitten groom-to-be, who began campaigning for the 500-year-old law to be altered.   I thought we should be married because we had been through everything together,” he explained. “We were being stopped unfairly. I didn’t think it was right so I wanted to change it.” It was ten years before a European court ruled that banning in-laws from tying the knot was a violation of their human rights. An unnamed couple, a man of 58 and woman of 32, had brought forward a case.  “I remember when we heard the news on the television, in September 2005,” said Clive. “I went down on one knee straight away and proposed to Brenda. I had tears in my eyes.” On March 17, 2007, the couple became husband and wife at Warrington register office in their home town, the same place where Clive had wed Brenda’s daughter 30 years earlier. The majority of the couple’s families, including Irene, did not wish to attend the ceremony. Clive remembered: “Until we got married I felt something was missing.”We’ve been through a lot so to come out of it the other end is an achievement. What made it perfect for me is that we can be on our own all day and still get along. We would do it all again.” “Clive is caring and lovable and he looks after me very well,” said Brenda. “We do argue and I think I have always been a challenge to Clive. But it is about give and take and trust. “He does have some bad habits. His nail-biting drives me mad.” She added: “We don’t go out of our way to tell strangers about how we met and even when we do they don’t believe us. We have lots of friends and our neighbours are fantastic.” A lot of people thought it wouldn’t last but the truth is we can’t live without each other.” During a holiday to Benidorm earlier this year Brenda had a health scare. “Oxygen wasn’t getting to my heart and they had to put a pacemaker in,” she said. “Thankfully I’m doing smashing now.  “Clive’s my carer - he does everything for me. We’re still so happy.” Speaking eight years ago, Irene said she had thought her relationship with Clive was for keeps and told how her mum had “betrayed” her.  “I don’t even know who my mum is anymore,” she said. “She betrayed me. “Clive has split our family apart - and I will never forgive him.” Brenda said she had since attempted to reconcile with Irene to no avail. 

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