Businesswoman, 52, met husband, 22, after she texted wrong number and he flirted
A 52 year-old businesswoman met her 22 year-old future husband after texting a wrong number then chatting with the stranger who replied.
Kasey Bergh, who is now 59, mistakenly texted Henry Glendening, 29, during a business trip to Denver in 2012, instead of a colleague.
She asked the woman she thought was her co-worker ‘if you’d want to hang out.’
Henry replied: ‘Sorry, you’ve got the wrong number. But if I wasn’t on my way to work, I’d hang out with you.’
The couple struck up a conversation, and texted back and forth for a week.
They arranged to go to see 90s rock band Third Eye Blind with friends, who dropped out, with sparks soon flying.
Kasey told KDSK: ‘Halfway through the concert, he was standing behind me and put his hands on my hips and I could have been the woman that said, “Hey, Bucko! You don’t put your hands on me.”
‘But I just was like, “oh well, this is interesting.”‘
The couple eventually married, and now live happily together in St Louis, Missouri.
A framed printout of their initial text messages, sent before they met one another, has pride of place on a wall at their home.
Their age gap has caused some confusion, with strangers mistaking them for mother and son.
Henry explained: ‘Like Mother’s Day one year we’re at the hardware store and the cashier remarks, “It’s so nice of you to be helping your mother, you know, on a day like today.”
‘And of course, you know, I stepped in to clarify, she’s not my mom. This is my wife.’
The couple’s love is so strong Henry recently gave Kasey one of his kidneys, after a previous transplant she had in 1995 began to fail.
Kasey was stunned to discover Henry was a ‘perfect immunological match,’ meaning his kidney could keep her healthy for the rest of her life.
She hailed her husband for how he ‘stepped up like a hero’ to donate, but added: ‘I don’t necessarily want people to look at it as a fairy tale.
‘So they might meet somebody in a random way.
‘He might be 30 years younger than them and they might go, after they’re in it, they might just be like, oh, this is hard.
‘We’re a work in progress and we have worked and worked.’
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