Emmy Collett and Jake Coates’ love story started over 20 years ago when Emmy developed a “school girl crush” on a young Jake.

According to the Daily Mail, by the time they were 13, Jake told Emmy that she was “his lobster” and up until they went off to college, they were inseparable. That all changed though when they left for school.

Jake Coates/Instagram

After mutually deciding to end their relationship, Jake and Emmy remained friends for the next 10 years. In October 2015 they rekindled their romance.

However, a year before they got back together that Emmy’s health began to decline. She explained:

“I felt tired all of the time [and] had irregular bowel habits, which were often painful […] And [I] frequently felt quite severe, unexplained muscle aches and pains in my tummy and back.”

She was initially told by her physician that her symptoms were due to “IBS, norovirus or perhaps stress,” but Jake, who is also a doctor, told Emmy to get another opinion.

Less than a year after getting back together, Emmy was diagnosed with Medullary Thyroid Cancer. While receiving treatment, Jake and Emmy got married and biked 124 miles in order to raise cancer awareness. They raised over $180,000 as a result.

Emmy lost her battle on June 16, 2017, just four months shy of their one year wedding anniversary.

Jake Coates/Instagram

Now eight months after her passing, Jake has found love again.

Followers learned of the news when he posted this to his Instagram page:


And while a handful of people commented on the Instagram post telling Jake how happy they are that he found happiness and love once again, Emmy’s sister seems to believe that her late sister wouldn’t be too happy with how publicly her husband revealed that he has moved on.

As the Daily Mail reports, Sophie Collett initially wrote:

I don’t want to get into any discussion about this and have avoided commenting on this post as not only am I at a loss for words at the insensitivity of it, but I also am trying to maintain some dignity for Emmy, us as her family and friends, and al those whose lives she touched. please do not comment again on what Emmy would or wouldn’t want as I can assure you this would break her heart and leave her devastated as it has for so many of us. She would never have conducted herself in this way, this post and the way it has all been done is the opposite of what she stood for and the way she chose to live her life-being kind to others and being selfless…

Before responding to another commenter saying:

Perhaps that should’ve been taken into account before being flaunted so publicly and insensitively. I am simply asking people to refrain from discussing my beautiful sister in any part of this post, I have a right to maintain her dignity as she is no longer able to.

And later adding that “there’s no one in the world like Emmy.”

Sophie’s first comment was eventually deleted by Jake. The widower responded to some of the negative comments saying that he doesn’t have any space in his life for it:

Thank you everyone for your lovely positive words – it really means so much. The odd negative comments that have been written (by people that don’t know me or have any understanding of my life or what I have been through) have been deleted because I don’t have any space in my life for negativity. I’m just doing the best I can each day and doing everything I can to be happy. Wishing you all every happiness and lots of love. X

What do you think about this situation? Should Sophie go easy on her former brother-in-law or do you agree that Jake is being too open about his newest relationship?

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