Mentally prepare yourself ...
How big of an age gap is appropriate in a relationship...?
This 72 year-old grandmother just found her soulmate -- AT HER SONS FUNERAL. Might I add -- this *soulmate* of her is 53 years younger than her.. MAKING HIM 19!
Almeda ** 72** and Gary Hardwick **19** married in 2016, two weeks after meeting at her son Robert’s funeral.
She’d been married before, for 43 years – but confessed in a new YouTube video Gary was her “soulmate.”
“I was married for 43 years and there wasn’t a lot of kissy, huggy stuff going on…no romance,” she said on her YouTube channel, referring to her first relationship.
Almeda went on to say: “We are always complimenting and kissing. We’re enjoying our relationship. When you meet that perfect one, that’s when you know you don’t want to lose that feeling.”
The couple had sex for the first time on their wedding night and previously described each other as “wonderful lovers.”
“It was wonderful, beyond my wildest dreams,” revealed Gary. “She really is my dream woman and the physical side of our relationship couldn’t be better.”
Almeda and Gary, who previously dated a woman of 77 – tied the knot in a ceremony that he arranged for just $200 in six days in 2016. ** I'm really impressed they planned a ceremony in 6 days lol**
After marrying the pair moved into Almeda’s house with one of her grandsons who is three years older than her new husband. -- could you even imagine living with your **technically grandson, I guess** that's 3 years older than you!!
They met at Alemda's sons funeral -- who passed away due a seizure at the age of 45!
“I’d been married to my first husband Donald for 43 years and so when he died in 2013 after seven months in hospital from complications with diabetes, I found myself on my own,” said Almeda.
“I’d turn up for work at Walmart in tears and my colleagues would ask me what was wrong. Deep down, I was searching for a soulmate.”
Gary, who apparently realized his attraction to older women at a young age when his crush on his teacher started at the age of 8, said he had also been in turmoil, feeling trapped in an unhappy relationship with his 77-year-old lover.
That’s when Lisa, his aunt, invited him to join other mourners for her husband, Robert’s, cremation.
Almeda said: “I’d noticed this young man with a lovely smile during the service and thought, ‘Wow, this is the one.’ "He was on the other side of the church, but I kept looking over at him. It was like a bright light through the grief."
“Then, as I was walking to the door at the end, he came over and passed on his condolences. We didn’t have much time, but it was enough.”
For the next few months, she couldn’t stop thinking about Gary. She didn’t realize was that the feeling was mutual.
-- From then on, they started seeing each other every night and got the blessing of most friends and family, including Gary’s mom, Tammy, 48, and his grandmother Carolyn, 71.
Two weeks after their first date, she had no hesitation in accepting when Gary proposed on the phone. Six days later, Almeda wore a dress borrowed from his cousin as they married in the gardens outside Lisa’s flat.
Since their wedding in October 2016, Gary’s had their names tattooed across his chest.
Here's just another video from their Youtube channel!