Grandmother, 72yo, finds true LOVE in 19yo Husband who met at a Family Restaurant
Gary Hardwick, 19, is married to Almeda, 72, who is a grandmother to six grandchildren.
Both were on an outing at a pizza restaurant as they fell in love with each other in 2016.
Gary purposed Almeda merely after two weeks of dating, to which Almeda said ‘Yes!’ and they got married.
She accepted the proposal of Gary after coming out of a depressing relationship with her 77-year-old ex-husband. Gary calls it ‘love at first sight,’ when they first looked into each other’s eyes. Since then they haven’t looked back.
They live in Maryville, Tennessee, and it’s been two whole years since they tied the knot – and they are happier than ever. Almeda told Barcroft TV: ‘If you love somebody, age is just a number.’
‘I’ve now been happily married going on two years with my true soulmate. We met at Chuck E Cheese, there was a birthday party there. I looked into his eyes and I just fell in love. I knew he was the one I wanted to spend my life with. I was never intimidated by the age at all.’
Gary has the exact same feelings as Almeda.
He said: ‘The first thing that attracted me to Almeda was her beautiful, gorgeous blue eyes. And her personality. She’s always full of laughter and we just connected so well. The chemistry was great. Everything about her has just captured my heart since day one.’
Despite the huge gap of 53-years in their age, both of them are like-minded.
‘I never feel as though I’m missing out on anything by being married to Almeda,’ Gary said. ‘I’m really mature for my age, I do not fit into the young age bracket at all. I’ve never been attracted to younger women. Even when I was 13 or 14, I’ve always had an attraction for older women and when I told my grandmother, who raised me, I didn’t know how she would take it. But she accepted us.’
‘A lot of people wait years to get married and everyone has different opinions on getting married quickly. But we knew we were in love, so I jumped on that.’
‘The first time we made love was on our wedding night. It was an amazing experience. There was such a deep connection there. She’s a wonderful lover.’
Both are quite aware of the people who frown upon their relationship, and Almeda’s son is one of those people. He hasn’t spoken even once since the day the couple met.
Aaron, 22, and Indiana Elliot, 17., Aleda’s Grandchildren, initially found it hard to accept the relationship, but later they came to accept it.
Aaron said: ‘I only called him Grandfather once and it was when I was drunk. In my head, I see him as a friend more than a Grandfather. But you know, our grandmother is happy.’
Indiana, 17, added: ‘And how can you not be supportive about that?’
‘For me personally, whenever they first got together it was a little bit weird. But I mean, we live in the 21st century and those things really shouldn’t matter.’
‘My mom, on the other hand, is very outspoken, because you know there’s an age difference between him and my mom too so it’s a little weird to see your mother walking around with someone the same age as your own kids.’
The couple run a YouTube channel together which has over 50K Subscribers.
Another Facebook hosted version can also be watched for more information on the couple.