• Newlyweds were born in same hospital, on same day

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    TAUNTON, Mass. - Talk about a coincidence. They were born at the same hospital, on the same day and 20 years later, they were married to each other.

    Their story started in April 1990. A baby girl was born to Bradford and Maria Gomes and a baby boy was born to Ernesto and Idelta Barios at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts, The Taunton Daily Gazette reported.

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    On Sept. 9, Jessica Gomes and Aaron Barios were married at Holy Family Church in East Taunton, just miles away from where they first “met.”

    The pair didn’t grow up together. Gomes lived in a different town until she was 10. But eventually, her family moved to Taunton, and she and Barios attended the same high school.

    They discovered they had the same birthday when they took drivers education class and showed each other their learner’s permits, The Associated Press reported.

    When they told their parents, they remembered seeing each other at the hospital.

    The couple said they had love at second sight, if you count their first meeting in the nursery, The Taunton Daily Gazette reported.

    Their love story has even more connections. Gomes is the fifth generation of her family to get married at Holy Family Church, which is Barios’s family’s church. It is also where her grandmother attends. Gomes and her immediate family attend a different parish in the area, but decided to get married at Holy Family to not break the tradition, The Taunton Daily Gazette reported.

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