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This Instagram makeup artist just realised that her fiancé photobombed her in a childhood picture before they ever met

Alison Millington
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Instagram @veronavanity


  • The fiancé of this Instagram makeup artist spotted himself in the background her childhood family photo.
  • The photo was taken 10 years ago before the couple had ever met when both families were vacationing on the same beach.


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 "the one."

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 to dress.

"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.

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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:

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"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.

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