There are few things that can get in the way of true love, but one thing that often causes complications is age. They may say that age is just a number, but when your lover is old enough to be a friend of your grandmother, it’s time to reevaluate whether it’s worth it.
One couple who did all the calculations and decided they liked their chances anyway are Gary and Almeda Hardwick. With 53 years between them, it’s safe to say that they are an unconventional couple, and that’s not to mention how quickly the pair decided to get hitched!
Watch them awkwardly answer questions in this interview gone very wrong:
Despite only being 19 years old, Gary claims to be madly in love with 72-year-old Almeda, whom he married after only two weeks of dating when he was only 17 years old in 2016.
The couple, who hail from Tennessee, first met at a mutual friend’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s, but it wasn’t until the funeral of Almeda’s 45-year-old son, Robert, that the two realized they had a connection.
In an interview with Barcroft TV, 19-year-old Gary revealed that it was “love at first sight” when he met Almeda:
“The first thing that attracted me to Almeda was her beautiful, gorgeous blue eyes, her personality, always full of laughter and we just connected so well. Everything was just, the chemistry was great. We had the same interests, you know, interest in music. Everything about her just captured my heart since day one.