The fiancé of this Instagram makeup artist
spotted himself in the background her childhood family
The photo was taken 10 years ago before the couple had
ever met when both families were vacationing on the same
When we think about spending the rest of our lives with someone,
we’re often looking out for signs that the person we’re with is
A newly-engaged couple, Verona Koliqi and Mirand Buzaku, got
exactly that when they discovered they had actually encountered
one another 10 years ago — in the form of a childhood photo.
Koliqi told Yahoo Lifestyle that her
cousin had found the photo, which shows the family in front of
the ocean on a Montenegro beach, on her computer.
Koliqi showed her fiancé Buzaku in order to laugh about her
“tomboy” look — and he noticed a kid in the background had a
float just like one he used to have, and was dressed as he used
“He said, ‘Hold up, I think that’s me!'” Koliqi said. “We both
looked at each other and said, ‘No way, that can’t be true.'”
However, his family confirmed they’d been at the same beach at
the same time, visiting from Kosovo while her family was on
holiday from London.
The Instagram makeup artist, who calls herself Verona Vanity, shared the old photo on her page —
and the post has now been liked more than 30,000 times.
The caption reads: “One day I was looking at this old beach photo
that was taken 10 years ago and showed my fiance (now) the photo
so we can have a laugh and run down memory lane, @mirandbuzaku
being the type to look behind the photo he noticed the kid in the
back had the same shirt,shorts and floaty as him , we analyzed
further and confirmed with family members that its him
photobombing my family photo.”
The pair met when Koliqi, who still lives in the UK, was visiting
her home country of Kosovo in the summer of 2016.
“We exchanged looks every day we saw each other but did nothing,”
she said. She made the first move by liking one of his Instagram
photos. A year later, he proposed to her at a resort in Turkey.
Mirand shared a photo of the proposal on his Instagram page:
“I never knew something like this could happen, even though I’ve
heard a saying: ‘You will have passed your soul mate at least
once way before you actually meet up,'” Koliqi told Yahoo.