Unknown facts about the wedding of Lech and Danuta Wałęs have seen the light of day. Few people knew about it
Wałęsas vowed love twice!
“Super Express”, Danuta and Lech Wałęsa have been married for 53 years. Many people have no idea that the former presidential couple stood on the carpet twice. The first ceremony was a civil one, while the second one was a church one.
Together for 50 years
There is no doubt that Danuta and Lech Wałęsia can boast of an exceptionally long experience. They have been going through life together for over a half century. The couple will be celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary any moment. They both make it clear that their marriage is going through both good and bad times. After all, they are still together.
They met completely by accident. Young Lech Wałęsa needed to change money, so he joined a flower shop where young Danuta worked. The future president returned a day later to the flower shop to thank the nice girl. He even had chewing gum for her. It was not the last meeting. Wałęsa was visiting it more and more often.
Two weddings by Wałęsa
Although the love story lacked any unique and romantic proposals, the couple got married. The president himself admitted in his biography that although he “had other girlfriends [who] suited him better, he married her”. “I only thought about how they played my wedding march” – he added.
The Wałęsas, like many couples at that time, got married twice. Interestingly, on each of them, they had different witnesses. During the church wedding, Danuta's older sister and her husband witnessed them. It was after her sister that Danuta Wałęsa had a wedding dress in which she appeared at a church wedding.
During the wedding in front of God, Wałęsa's witnesses were this time Danuta's younger sister with her early boyfriend. The wedding anniversary is November 8.
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