Wednesday 23 May 2018

Woman looks for love online and finds brother

Clive Hudson in Edinburgh

A BROTHER and sister have been reunited after more than 30 years -- when they met on a dating website.

Sarah Kemp (42) said she travelled from Edinburgh to London to meet George Bentley after hitting it off online,

The cleaner said she had been exchanging emails with Mr Bentley (47) for three months but only realised they were related while chatting about their childhoods over lunch. They were born to the same parents in Ashford, Kent, but separated when their mother and father split. Ms Kemp joined her mother in Edinburgh and David went to east London with his father.

They had tried to find each other as adults, with no success. Mr Bentley, a builder, did not know his sister had married and changed her name. She has since divorced.

Ms Kemp said: "Can you imagine the surprise, joy and embarrassment we both felt?"

Irish Independent

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