Wednesday, January 4

Chris Evans Will Be With His Wife Till Hell Freezes

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car

Chris Evans is a British television and radio presenter as well as a TV producer.  He's not exactly the sort of man I would think of as saying about Christmas, "I got the unwrappable present - the one that says my wife and I are meant to be together till hell freezes." But he did.

Chris said of this - that it was because of  a "serendipitous exchange." Others might call it synchronicity or coincidence or just pure chance. Whatever, here's what happened.

Chris, his wife and children have a favourite movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So when an original Chitty poster came up for auction, before Christmas, there he was with his wad of cash and put in the winning bid. The poster was then framed for Tash, his wife, as a gift from Santa.

As he handed the present over on the big day he described his wife as being in shock and almost in tears.  He said, "How come? This was a good pressie but not that good, surely?"

It was then Tash's turn to give a present to Chris. As she did so she was beaming, almost teary. This is how Chris describes what happened next:

Chris Evans presenter
"It was time for me to rip my final rips of this years Noel. There, beneath a layer of bubble wrap, I could make out the cover of a book.  This is how first editions are wrapped, always. Instantaneously , the penny dropped. It had to be an original 1964 copy of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming. Except it wasn't!

Until that moment, I had no idea that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written not as one complete volume but as three separate short stories. Chitty 1, Chitty 2 and Chitty 3. And here they were, perfectly stacked in front of the luckiest boy in the world. How totally spooky."

And that's why Chris Evans believes that he and his wife are meant to be together till hell freezes.

Further Celebrity Coincidences
JK Rowling And Harry Potter Birthday Coincidence
Famous Coincidences: Michael Jackson's Will And Memorial Service
Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill Coincidence

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  1. Nice story. I can actually see Chris saying something like this.

  2. Cool story. Probably a good example of marital telepathy!

  3. Love that story! It rings familiar to me because my husband and I once wrote the same thing in anniversary cards to one another... but this story is surely even more special. WOW.

  4. Suzie, Trish and A New Soul thanks for the comments.

    Never thought of marital telepathy, Trish, but I know it happens - as A New Soul indicates as well. I'm sure my wife often knows what I'm thinking, which can be a little worrying at times!