How a woman’s joke tweet led to mar­riage

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‘‘ But still, I jok­ingly wished to marry him, hav­ing not even met him, and it hap­pened. Still blows my mind. "

PHIL Gibson and Llia Apos­tolou were per­fect strangers. Lit­tle did they ex­pect to fall in love.

It’s re­ally the stuff of ro­mance nov­els — Ms Apos­tolou was des­per­ate for a date to her sis­ter’s wed­ding so she jok­ingly put the call out on Twit­ter for some­body to fake a re­la­tion­ship with her. Through the ran­dom in­vite she met Mr Gis­bon, a stranger who would later be­come her hus­band.

Three years ago Ms Apos­tolou posted: “Are you a man? Can I bor­row you for a wed­ding next week­end? Bonus points if you can source a baby that I can pre­tend is mine too”.

Mr Gibson sent back a light­hearted re­sponse say­ing, “I’ve got a suit and ev­ery­thing.”

The pair, from the UK, had a back and fourth on Twit­ter and joked about get­ting mar­ried, never ac­tu­ally ex­pect­ing it to hap­pen.

While Mr Gibson and Ms Apos­tolou never ac­tu­ally went to her sis­ter’s wed­ding, they did end up meet­ing in real life for the first time the same week.

“But still, I jok­ingly wished to marry him, hav­ing not even met him, and it hap­pened. Still blows my mind,” she tweeted.

The pair dated for three years and last week Ms Apos­tolou posted to her fol­low­ers – who have been fol­low­ing her re­la­tion­ship since her cry out for a date – con­firm­ing she had now mar­ried Mr Gibson.

“Al­most ex­actly three years later, I can say ... Reader, I mar­ried him,” she tweeted.

Mr Gibson also posted a pic­ture to Twit­ter with the cap­tion: “Did it! Here’s and my wife Llia on the way back from the registry of­fice.” This is cer­tainly in­ter­net dat­ing done right.

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