He was 18 and she was 71 when they got married. The husband says today that they proved to the “toxic” people that they were wrong, as well pair of celebrates its sixth anniversary.
Gary Hardwick, now 23, often posts about his life with 76-year-old Almeda on his accounts at TikTok and on Instagram. He recently defended his relationship as he responded to someone who is also in a big age difference.
“First of all congratulations to you and your husband, I am very glad to hear about you children and for the fact that you followed your heart and chose to fall in love regardless of what everyone else may think.
“And congratulations to you who are also courageous and defend yourself and your love and those you are as a person, who chose to love regardless of whether some people accept it or not”, he wrote to a follower, as the Daily Star writes.
Gary went on to write, “Sometimes it ‘s really hard when your family does not support you, does not love you for who you love, is not happy for you but sometimes we have to cut ourselves off from people in our lives who are toxic, without whether it’s family or not.
Because at the end of the day, family is not about blood, but about the people who support and love you for you.
Almeda and I have lived through it and we both understand what is happening. Never let anyone steal your happiness whether they are family or friends. “When you cut out the toxic from your life, you will be much happier.”
“Six years ago I made the best decision of my life”
Almeda and Gary were married in 2015, two weeks after they met at her son Robert’s funeral. Gary was 18 at the time and had recently divorced a 77-year-old, the report said.
Referring to his wife, who is now 76 years old, on their anniversary, Gary from Tennessee wrote a tender message to Instagram. “Happy anniversary to the most incredible woman in the world. “Six years ago, like today, I made the best decision of my life, I said I accept it in the love of my life, in my one and only soul sister”, he wrote, among other things.