- Simon Louis and Mary Emmanuelle are best friends of over 20 years while they dated -
- Mary falls sick and needs a kidney donor and she has a rare blood group which makes it difficult to get one but Simon donates one of his own.
- He proposes marriage to her after they have both healed but she turns him down.After donating his kidney to the love of his life, Mary Emmanuelle, of course Simon Louis was the happiest man when she survived it. He had thought the best thing for him to do after both of them survived the operation was to pop the question after she was nursed back to health. Alas, Mary turned down Simon’s proposal despite having being together for over two decades and like matured people, they both agreed to remain best friends.
|Simon Louis and Mary Emmanuelle take photo shoot together|
Mary Emmanuelle turns down marriage proposal of Simon Loius after he donated his kidney to her Simon, 49, said: “I offered her my heart but I had to settle for giving her my kidney. Whatever happens, I’ll never regret giving her the gift of life.” And Mary, 41, claimed: “He is my very best friend and always will be. The love between us is real. He could have died doing what he did for me.” Speaking further on why she turned down his proposal, Mary said: “I felt incredibly flattered that he should want to marry me after seeing me at my absolute worst. But I let him down gently by saying I’d have to think about it. I think I’d worry if we got married it would in some way damage our special friendship and also I don’t want to get wed until I’m fully better health-wise.”
|Simon Louis showing his scar after donating one of his kidneys to Mary Emmanuelle|
Despite his disappointment, Simon maintained he has no regrets about donating his kidney to Mary. He said: “I didn’t think twice about it. There’s no question about doing something like that for someone you love.”
What would you call this kind of love?