A 71-year-old woman, Almeda Errell, got married to 17-year-old teenager, Gary Hardwick, just three weeks after she met him at the funeral of her 49 year old son. After a whirlwind three-week romance, the pensioner and the teenage boy tied the knots in a ceremony he arranged within 6 days for just about $200 in six days. The couple consummated their relationship for the first time on their wedding night.Gary said:
“It was wonderful, beyond my wildest dreams,”. “She really is my dream woman and the physical side of our relationship couldn’t be better.” “It was the best ever.”
Almeda who is a supermarket assistant, agreed saying:
“I’d never had a connection like it before.” “I wasn’t looking for a young man, but Gary just came along,” said Almeda, a supermarket assistant. “I just knew straight away that he was the one.”
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 in tears and my colleagues would ask me what was wrong. Deep down, I was searching for a soulmate.
Gary, whose attraction to older women started with a crush on a teacher at the age of eight, said he had also been feeling trapped in an unhappy relationship with his 77-year-old lover.
“We were always fighting,’ said Gary. “I fell into depression and was looking for a way out.”
As soon as he broke up with his 77 year girlfriend, he went to confess his love for Almeda.