Couple who share rare ageing disorder celebrate transatlantic Valentine's Day

A couple who are battling a rare genetic disorder will celebrate Valentine’s Day today – eight years after they defied medical odds to walk down the aisle.

Love blossomed when Amy Hughes, 26, from Wallasey, Merseyside, and Nick Jaminet, 25, from Texas, met in 2006 at a medical conference in Boston.

Their transatlantic romance faced more obstacles than most because the couple both have the debilitating premature ageing disorder, Cockayne Syndrome.

They walked down the aisle in 2010 to have their relationship blessed during a wedding-style ceremony.

LifestyleAlex ValcicComment