|Elizabeth Manning with Elaine Phillips|
A woman of the United Kingdom, married her mother’s best friend who was married to a man for 10 years.
Elizabeth Manning, 26, of Derbyshire, fell in love with her mother's best friend, 38-year-old Elaine Phillips.
The mother, Simone Manning, 43, gave her blessing to her friend and daughter, and they got married.
Meanwhile, in a surprise turn of events, Phillips' husband Gary Butterworth, gave the couple his blessing as well. Butterworth and Simone then found love with each other.
Butterworth and Phillips, who had been together for ten years, said that they still loved each other as friends. However, they separated when she came out as gay.
“We did not find strange when Butterworth and my mother got together. We were delighted that they were so happy. It felt like it had meant to happen,” Elizabeth Manning said.
Sadly, Butterworth, 47, suffered a massive stroke. He was in the hospital for a few days before he died. Simone Manning said that she is now being supported by her daughter and best friend, who is also her daughter-in-law. The two live nearby.
Elizabeth said that she is planning to conceive a child via a sperm donor and raise the baby with Phillips.