There’s only one Boss in this pair’s marriage

Ramona Mulligan and husband Kirk celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary
Ramona Mulligan and husband Kirk celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary
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A happy couple are still enjoying the Tunnel Of Love as they celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.

Ramona and Kirk Mulligan got to know each other through emails after making contact via a Bruce Springsteen website.

They fell in love and after meeting up, they decided to spend their lives together.

Ramona moved from her home in California to live with Kirk in Clayton-le-Woods in April 2004, and they were married on June 4 that year.

And on Wednesday last week, they marked their tin anniversary with a romantic meal at the Ley Inn, where they held their wedding reception.

Ramona, 46, of Kilncroft, said: “Life has been blessed. We have a wonderful life.

“I hope we make it to 100 and have more anniversaries.”

The couple enjoy walking at Cuerden Valley Park with their dog Alfie and going on city breaks.

They are both big fans of Springsteen and enjoy travelling around the world to see him perform.

Ramona was even invited to join The Boss on stage for a performance of Dancing In The Dark during his gig at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium in 2012.

Four of his songs were played during their wedding at Chorley Register Office.

The couple credit their love of Bruce Springsteen’s music for bringing them together, as it was through his website that they made contact.

They exchanged emails and sent each other packages, with Ramona having the chance to try out chocolate bars such as Bounty.

She said: “We hadn’t spoken on the phone and we hadn’t met, but I was getting to know him from the inside out and I fell in love.

“He said he loved me too. It was quite amazing.”

They first met in November 2003, when Ramona flew to the UK.

She spent 10 days with Kirk, 55, and met his family and friends.

He visited her in California in February 2004 and Ramona moved to Clayton-le-Woods two months later.

She said. “I had never been more sure of anything in my life.”

The move worked out and Ramona, who works in recruitment, has no regrets about leaving the USA.

She said: “I miss the weather and I miss the beach.

“I don’t miss it too much though, because I love my life here.”