How a woman’s joke tweet led to marriage
‘‘ 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.