Rocky start ends with renewed commitment

After 11 years apart, Isaac Espinoza and Norma Martinez, of Brawley, have been married for the past fi ve years. ALEJANDRO DÁVILA FRAGOSO PHOTO

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. In the case of Isaac Espinoza and his wife, Norma Martinez, the premise seems to hold true for the Brawley couple. They first began dating in 1997, but split up after about a year and a half together.

In time, the two would go on to lead separate lives, in separate cities, with their respective spouses. 

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