As much as many people would initially think that this story was a hoax, news about Indonesian university student Bayu Kumbara and his marriage to Jennifer Brocklehurst, a Briton, proved the endless possibilities when it comes to love. While many deem Westerners’ features as the standard of beauty for constantly appearing in print ads and on TV screens, Bayu and Jennifer proved that their love was more than their physical attributes.
The couple, who the online world dubbed as “Beauty and the Beast,” supposedly met in January of 2014. Bayu was an Anthropology student from Andalas University while Jennifer was just visiting Sumatra. They fell in love eventually, and soon enough, they decided to tie the knot. Jennifer also set up a fundraising campaign to earn 2,500 British pounds (PHP 180,982) for the ceremony’s cost and her parents’ fare to Indonesia.
However, Jennifer only managed to acquire 1,000 pounds sterling (PHP 72,392). Nevertheless, this did not discourage the couple, hence, it only made them more hopeful of their future together. They finally got married in August of 2015.
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