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85-year-old couple to remarry, 48 years after divorce

Posted at 11:30 AM, Aug 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-03 12:17:15-04

As the Frank Sinatra song goes, "Love is lovelier the second time around.”

Lena Henderson and Roland Davis first fell in love as teenagers, and got married right out of high school. 

This Saturday they'll tie the knot, for the second time.

The couple divorced 48 years ago, going separate ways after they had five children together. The two said their split was amicable.

When Roland’s second wife passed away six months ago, his daughter gave him a little push to contact his former wife.

He called up her up and proposed marriage. Roland said, “I'm too old to be nervous."

"When we divorced we were still friends and we're still friends,” said Roland.  “Aren't we?”

"Oh yes,” said Lena.

For this second time around, the couple will be joined at the wedding by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Click on the video above to hear more about their story.