Fateful Couple Born On Same Day, At Same Hospital
When you're meant to be together, then you're just meant to be together.
D.G. Sciortino

Having the same birthday as your husband would seem like fate. But Jamie Frantz Burkett and Anthony Burkett have a next level destined to be together deal going on.

This is because they were also born in the same hospital together.

Their beautiful love story all started with a stroke of destiny… and a swipe right. The couple met on the dating site Tinder in June 2015. They exchanged number and agreed to go on a date.

“We started messaging within that app then got each other’s numbers and then from there we agreed to meet up,” Jaime told WDSU.

They realized that something more than attraction was bringing them together when Anthony sent Jaime a text that included his email.

Jaime noticed something familiar about the digits at the end of Anthony’s emails, which was 11493.

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“On iMessage it will show up as an email sometimes, his email address was Burkett11493,” Jaime said. “And I was like ‘That’s my birthday!'”

Jaime was quite taken aback by this.

“I was really curious to see if we had the same birthday, so I asked and he said: ‘That’s my birthday too!’” Jaime told Independent.

It seemed weird at first but not too weird. There are 19 million people who share birthdays with others.

But they eventually figured out that they had more in common than that.

They soon learned that they lived a short distance from each other. That spurred the question of what hospital they were born in.

“It was really surreal. We’re from towns that are about 20 miles apart, so I asked him what hospital he was born in and he said East Jefferson. I said, ‘No way! That’s where I was born too,’’’ she recalled.

They later found out that they were born 17 hours apart in the same maternity ward on January 14, 1994.

Anthony was born at 11:35 a.m. and Jaime was born at 6 p.m.

So, it’s likely that they were in the same nursery together at the same time. Technically you could call it their first date! After they went on their first adult date, they learned that they were both left-handed and weight 8lbs. and 7 ounces at birth.

The couple grew closer as a result of these coincidences and were married at their local church.

“We’re Christian and we really feel like there is an element of fate at work. I don’t believe it was just a coincidence,” said Jaime.

And Anthony 100% agrees.

“It does feel like fate. Everything kind of aligned, it’s really remarkable,” he said.

Some people really are just meant to be together!

You can learn more about this beautiful love story in the video below.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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