She’s a grandmother, and he’s barely an adult. They say love knows no boundaries, but they met at her son’s funeral and the age gap is over 50. So, what’s their story?
It’s 50 shades of creepy, yet we have to know what’s the attraction, what’s their story? What made them think their relationship is a good idea? And why are they so adorable on social media?
Always complimenting and kissing
After their first meeting, Almeda Errell and Gary Hardwick met at a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. After two weeks, he popped the question. They had to wait for the groom to turn 18 to get married.
Tennessee grandmother of six, and a mother of four, and her hubby, who was 17 when they met, described their current love life on the Youtube channel. She explained:
‘I was married for 43 years, and there wasn’t a lot of kissy, huggy stuff going on… no romance,’ Almeda said, referring to her past relationship. ‘My current relationship, it’s a whirlwind.’
She continued: ‘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.’
No sex before marriage
Though it seems like this is some dirty fantasy, the couple didn’t have sex before tying the knot.
Both described each other as a ‘wonderful lover,’ and continued expressing gratitude for each other. ‘In our relationship, we do little things each day to help each other out whether he cooks me supper or mops for me. We always thank each other. It’s the little things like that, cooking a meal, washing dishes.’
Sounds sweet, but Gary Hardwick is actually younger than one of Almeda Errell’s grandchildren. Despite saying he’s mature for his age, you can’t escape the question of is this even legal?
Though they are all lovey-dovey, the family disapproved of this union. We wonder why… His grandmother accepted this marriage, and the rest are still confused, after six years.
The mother of four said: ‘If you love somebody, age is just a number. ‘I’ve now been happily married going on two years with my true soul mate.
‘I knew he was the one I wanted to spend my life with. I was never intimidated by the age at all.’
Gary said it was love at first sight for him and his elderly wifey: ‘The first thing that attracted me to Almeda was her beautiful, gorgeous blue eyes. And her personality, he added.
‘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.’
The young man continued explaining that he was never attracted to younger, only older women. This is fine, but the age gap is still 53, and that’s an upgrade, since his previous gal was 77, and he was 17.
Since the Tennessee couple is still going strong after six years, we can’t judge them harshly. But, still. It is creepy, weird, and not something a mother would wish for her son.
Follow them on TikTok
If you want to see the couple in action, you can follow them on TikTok.
Their mushy, romantic videos are almost adorable. Until you remember that they met when Almeda was 71 and Gary was still 17. And he was raised by his grandmother, so there’s got to be something there.
The TikTok account has over 300 videos of the couple kissing, singing to each other, and being all relationship goals. This couple from Maryville, Tennessee, will certainly make an interesting conversation starter.
Though we think this is highly controversial, they are both adults now, so perhaps we should live and let live. Or, at least they gave us something to think about other than Covid-19 and the world coming to an end.