There are a lot of obstacles in the path of love, but the most frequent barrier is age. People say ‘Age is just a number’ but when your date is old enough to be a friend of grandfather, it’s time to retrace whether it’s stature or not. But one couple who accepted each other’s flaws and liked their fate anyway are Gary and Almeda Hardwick.
With the age gap of 53 years, it’s okay to mention that they are an unconventional couple and how quickly they decided to get hooked. In 2016, at the age of 17, a teenager Gary started dating 72-year-old woman Almeda.
The couple got married only after 2 weeks of dating. The teenager met the 72-year-old woman for the first time at a friend’s birthday party. At the funeral of Almeda’s 45-year-old son, the two realized that they felt something for each other.
According to an interview with Barcroft TV, the teenager confessed that he fell in love with this 72-year-old woman Almeda the first time he saw her. He said, “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. We got married two weeks after we first started dating. I knew she was the one and there was no doubt about it. You know 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.”