A woman, 77, who married her toyboy husband, 23, after meeting at her son’s funeral is celebrating six years of wedded bliss.
Almeda and Gary Hardwick, from Tennessee, who have a 53-year age gap, met in 2015, when Almeda was 71 and Gary was still 17. Before Almeda even spoke to Gary properly, she said she remembered thinking: ‘he was The One’.
Gary – who is younger than one of Almeda’s grandsons – previously described himself as ‘really mature for his age’, and revealed that he had just come out of an unhappy relationship with a 77-year-old woman when he met Almeda.
The couple have defied their critics and celebrated six years together posting a loved-up montage of their time together on TikTok.
From then on, they started seeing each other every night. They asked for the blessing of Gary’s mum Tammy, then 48, and his grandmother Carolyn, then 71.
And Gary proposed to Almeda just two weeks after they started dating, with the couple tying the knot on October 26, 2015, by which time Gary was 18.
After marrying, the pair moved into Almeda’s house with one of her grandsons who is three years older than her new husband.
Gary proposed to Almeda just two weeks after they started dating, and the couple tied the knot on October 26, 2015, by which time Gary was 18. After marrying the pair moved into Almeda’s house
Despite some ups and downs, including Almeda suffering a heart attack, the couple are stronger than ever and admit that their sex life is still great.
Now, six years on, Gary has shared a video on their TikTok account showing a picture montage of their lives each year.