Ciao bella! Couple's romance blossoms with Google translate
Two lovebirds – one from the Black Country and the other from Italy – are enjoying a blossoming romance despite the language barrier thanks to Google Translate.
Chloe Smith, aged 23, from Wolverhampton and Daniele Marisco, 25, from Naples fell in love after meeting in Ibiza but could not speak the same language.
However thanks to using Google translate, and watching videos with subtitles, they have both learned English and Italian so their relationship could last.
Chloe said: "There was something exciting about Daniele, the fact we couldn’t understand each other wasn’t a problem. We just clicked.
"I made the first move and asked him for his number because I just found him so attractive
"Despite never having a foreign boyfriend before, I knew I liked him, and I knew he would learn one day. Sometimes you must do these things for love.
“Some people thought I was crazy when I went to Barcelona with him after only knowing him for one week, but I just knew it would be the best decision I could ever make."
The couple then went to Tenerife and Madrid and Chloe ended up going to live with Daniele's family in 2016.
Now they hardly use Google translate.
The couple's friends didn't believe the relationship would last and thought it was just a 'holiday fling.'
But they insist they have proved all doubters wrong and now love to communicate in both their mother tongues.
Daniele added: "Chloe talked and laughed a lot, but I didn’t understand. The only thing I understood was she was special.
“We wanted to be together from the moment we met and that is why we worked, she helped me learn English and I have helped her learn how to cook Italian food.
"We have proved any doubters that we're meant to be.
"From the very start I had a good feeling about Chloe, she is my soulmate.”