Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024

A woman who married her high school bully has opened up about how he ultimately won her heart after tormenting her for months as a teen by calling her mean names and posting nasty things about her online.

Lauren Enslow, 20, from Saratoga Springs, Utah, has fallen in love with Lucas Olsen, 21 – despite the fact that he and his friends relentlessly bullied her when she was just 15. 

Lucas and his pals would mock Lauren by calling her ‘Linda’ – after the cartoon character from Bob’s Burgers – and he would even take videos of her at school and share them to his Snapchat while making fun of her.

But after Lauren got into a car accident in November 2017, Lucas reached out with words of sympathy for her – sparking a friendship between them that would soon turn into something much more. 

The duo realized in February 2018 that they had romantic feelings for one another, and they quickly began dating. 

A woman who married her high school bully has opened up about how he ultimately won her heart after tormenting her for months as a teen

Lucas then proposed to Lauren on top of a mountain in July 2022, and they tied the knot in October of the same year – the same date that they met six years prior.

And now that they are husband and wife, there’s no hard feelings about the rocky start to their romance, with Lauren insisting that all has been forgiven.

‘It’s funny that I can call him my high school bully and high school sweetheart,’ Lauren, who works as a content creator, said recently. ‘I have forgiven him. I’ll still tease him about it sometimes.’

While Lauren admitted that she ‘hated him’ when they were younger, she said that a ‘soft spot’ developed after they got in touch following her accident.

‘We ended up developing feelings for each other,’ she explained. ‘People say they would never have forgiven him, but I can’t base his personality off who he was for three months when he was 16.’

Lucas added: ‘Looking back now I just think it was silly. When you are that young you think things like that are funny. And of course, me and my friends thought it was funny.

‘I never actually thought she looked like that cartoon character, my friends and I were just coming up with characters to compare Lauren and all her friends to as a joke, that ended up going a little too far.

‘I teased her because in the moment I think it was a mix of [liking] her and because my friends were doing it as well. Peer pressure in a way.’

But after Lauren got into a car accident in November 2017, Lucas reached out with words of sympathy for her - sparking a friendship between them that would soon turn into romance

But after Lauren got into a car accident in November 2017, Lucas reached out with words of sympathy for her – sparking a friendship between them that would soon turn into romance

Lucas then proposed to Lauren on top of a mountain in July 2022, and they tied the knot in October of the same year – the same date that they met six years prior

Lucas then proposed to Lauren on top of a mountain in July 2022, and they tied the knot in October of the same year – the same date that they met six years prior

And now that they are husband and wife, there's no hard feelings about the rocky start to their romance, with Lauren insisting that all has been forgiven

The pair first met in October 2016, at a mutual friend’s party, and they started chatting over Snapchat.

However, Lauren decided she that didn’t want a boyfriend at the time and ultimately shut him down.

But when she started high school in September 2017, she and Lucas found each other in the same friend group, and the nonstop teasing soon ensued.

‘It was really awkward for me,’ she said. ‘Him and his friends started to tease me. He used to call me Linda from Bob’s Burgers and I didn’t like being compared to her at all.

‘Lucas would film me and put it on his Snapchat without me knowing. At this point, I hated him. I wanted nothing to do with him.’

But things changed after Lucas witnessed Lauren getting into a car accident in November 2017, alongside her mom Jessica Enslow, 48, and sister, Alyssa Kimber, 28.

‘We were in a parking lot and saw him,’ Lauren recalled. ‘My sister thought it was funny to roll down the window and call out his name.

‘Seconds later we were in a car crash. No one was seriously injured by the cars were messed up.’

Lauren shared a picture of the banged up car on her Snapchat, and was surprised when Lucas reached out.

Now, they are happily married and 'excited' for what the future holds

Now, they are happily married and ‘excited’ for what the future holds

‘He asked if I was OK. It showed he cared, it helped me like him again,’ she added.

After the accident, the pair ‘started hanging out and having lots of fun,’ and they eventually started to fall for one another. Now, they are happily married and ‘excited’ for what the future holds.

‘People say they could never marry their high school bully, but for me, it was mostly teasing, and I got past it,’ Lauren concluded

Lucas added: ‘There was always feelings for her but I think once we both were wanting the same thing, life just did it’s thing.

‘I’m a strong believer of everything happens for a reason and I love that it finally happened.

‘Marrying your high school sweetheart is the most beautiful thing I could ever dream for.

‘Lauren is awesome and I couldn’t ask for a better person to experience the rest of my life with. 

‘I want a family with Lauren, I’m excited to build a house and watch the rest of our dreams come true.’