“I married my high school bully – he teased me every day for three months but I forgave him”
Meet the woman "happily married" to her high school bully - despite him teasing her every day for months as a teen. Lauren Enslow, 20, fell in love with Lucas Olsen, 21, when she forgave him for tormenting her every day at school when she was 15. Lucas and his friends would call Lauren ‘Linda’ after the cartoon character from ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and Lucas would film the teen in the hallways at school. But after Lauren was in a car accident in November 2017, Lucas reached out concerned and the bullying stopped. The pair hit it off as friends and then began dating in February 2018 after they developed feelings for each other. The couple went from strength to strength and Lucas proposed on top of a mountain in July 2022. They tied the knot in October of the same year – the same date they met six years prior. Lauren, a content creator, from Saratoga Springs, Utah, US, said: “It’s funny that I can call him my high school bully and high school sweetheart. “I have forgiven him. “I’ll still tease him about sometimes. “He used to call me Linda from Bob’s Burgers and I didn’t like being compared to her at all. “I hated him then. “But I got a soft spot for him when he reached out after my accident. “We ended up developing feelings for each other. “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 said: "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 because I liked her and because my friends were doing it as well. Peer pressure in a way." The pair first met in October 2016, at a mutual friend's party, and started chatting over Snapchat. Lauren decided she didn’t want a boyfriend at the time and shut him down, but the pair began chatting again the next Summer. “We started chatting again over summer, but he suddenly shut it off,” Lauren said. Lauren started high school in September 2017 and realised she was in the same friendship group as Lucas. “It was really awkward for me,” she said. “Him and his friends started to tease me. “They would only call me Linda. “They thought it was so funny. “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 in a car accident in November 2017 her mum Jessica Enslow, 48, and sister, Alyssa Kimber, 28, when their car shunted into another vehicle. “We were in a parking lot and saw him,” Lauren said. “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. “He asked if I was OK,” she said. “It showed he cared. “It helped me like him again.” After the accident, Lucas stopped his teasing, and the pair became friendly after Lauren’s pal convinced them to go on a double date. “We started hanging out and having lots of fun,” Lauren said. “I started to develop feelings for him. “He apologised for teasing me.” The pair started officially dating in February 2018 and Lucas proposed in July 2022, after four years as a couple. “He took me a top of a mountain to see watch some fireworks,” Lauren said. “Then he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring. “I had been a bit suspicious but still very shocked when it actually happened.” The couple tied the knot in October 2022 - eloping with just their immediate family present at the ceremony. “People say they could never marry their high school bully,” Lauren said. “But for me it was mostly teasing, and I got past it.” Lucas said: "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."