Divorced at 24, back together at 73

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Johnny Coates Jr. and Lisa Haines were married in 1961 and then divorced two years later. They didn't see each other for 45 years until they reconnected and realized they belonged together. The photo, bottom, shows the couple on their wedding day in 1961.
LEONARD ORTIZ, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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