A widow has remarried more than a decade after her husband’s death in a light plane crash after her two young children chose her future husband from a dating website.
Charlotte Morgan, 41, met her new husband Guy Bolam, 44, after her two children chose him from the online “daddy shop”.
The model-turned businesswoman had given up on meeting another man after her husband Richard “Fred” Bassett, was killed in a mid-air collision over Essex.
The former RAF pilot, 34, was one of three people killed during a mid-air collision between a Cessna 172 and a Yak 50 near Harlow, in April 2000.
But more than a decade after his death, Ms Morgan, the owner of a photographic agency, found love with Mr Bolam, a divorced father-of-one from North London.
She became engaged to Mr Bolam, after nine months after her two children, Zoe, then 11, and Will, nine, chose from thousands of other potential suitors online, The Times reported.
The family, including Mr Bolam’s daughter, Rose, 16, are now living under the one roof in a £1.3 million medieval timbered farmhouse near Ongar, Essex.
“I’d been on about five dates without the assistance of the children the year before, but there was just no spark so I gave up,” said Ms Morgan, a former Burberry model.
“Then Will said to me one day, ‘we need a new daddy. What are you going to do about it?’ He was 15 months old when his father died, so he had never known what it was to have a dad.
“Guy was the kids’ first and only choice and it turned out I was his first ever online date.”
Ms Mogan, who has retained her maiden name, added: “When they are involved in choosing their own stepfather, they certainly can’t moan about him.”