Gran, 71: “I have sex with my teen hubby ev­ery day!”

Pen­sioner Almeda Er­rell is a stag­ger­ing 53 years older than her hus­band, but says he’s given her a whole new lease of life

Closer (UK) - - Closer Contents - By Dave Clar­idge

Looking at Almeda L Er­rell and Gary Hard­wick, you’d be for­given for think­ing they’re grand­mother and grand­son.

Shock­ingly, they’re hap­pily mar­ried and tied the knot just three weeks af­ter meet­ing.

At 71, Almeda is more than half a cen­tury older than Gary, 18, but the new­ly­weds – who mar­ried in Oc­to­ber last year when Gary was 17 – have a siz­zling sex life.


Su­per­mar­ket as­sis­tant Almeda, 71, from Ten­nessee, US, says: “I wasn’t looking for a younger man but Gary came along and we fell in love. We have sex ev­ery day and it’s very pas­sion­ate.

“I’ve never dated any­one younger be­fore. Gary makes me feel full of en­ergy.”

Discount store worker Gary adds: “I’ve always been at­tracted to older women since I had a crush on my teacher aged eight. Almeda’s beau­ti­ful and young at heart, even though my grandma is the same age.”

Bizarrely, the cou­ple met in Oc­to­ber 2015 at Almeda’s son Robert’s fu­neral, who had died aged 45 af­ter suf­fer­ing a seizure.

Gary at­tended the fu­neral with his aunt Lisa, who was mar­ried to Robert, and met Almeda briefly.

Grand­mother-of-two Almeda, who’d been wid­owed in 2013 af­ter her hus­band died from com­pli­ca­tions from di­a­betes, was bowled over by Gary.

She says: “I was dev­as­tated to have lost my son. But I kept think­ing about Gary – there was some­thing about his smile that gave me but­ter­flies.”

In­cred­i­bly, he had pre­vi­ously dated a 77-year-old and was in­stantly at­tracted to Almeda.

Gary ex­plains: “Af­ter I met Almeda I knew there was some­thing spe­cial about her.”

The pair soon ar­ranged a date through Lisa.


Almeda re­calls: “We spent hours talk­ing and found we have lots in com­mon, like our love of coun­try mu­sic and Ital­ian food.

“I was wor­ried about the age­gap but Gary told me that age is just a num­ber.”

That night they shared their first kiss and be­came an item.

Sur­pris­ingly, Gary’s fam­ily were sup­port­ive. But Almeda’s son, Charles, couldn’t ac­cept the union and the pair have fallen out.

She says: “I’m up­set about it but when he sees how happy I am hope­fully he’ll come round.”

As­ton­ish­ingly, it was only two weeks af­ter their first date that Gary pro­posed.

He says: “I knew she was the one for me and didn’t want to waste any time.”

Gary made the ar­range­ments for their low-key wed­ding. Almeda wore a bor­rowed dress and they tied the knot in the gar­den where they first kissed.

Almeda says: “It was a lovely day with just a few close friends and fam­ily.”

On their wed­ding night the cou­ple had sex for the first time.

Almeda says: “It was the best I’ve ever had. I’m body con­fi­dent, fit and healthy so there was no prob­lem keep­ing up with him.”

Now the cou­ple are liv­ing to­gether in Almeda’s house, with her daugh­ter Deanna, 40, and grand­chil­dren, Aaron, 21, and In­di­anna, 16.

Almeda adds: “We try not to worry about the fu­ture and Gary doesn’t want to have chil­dren so that makes things eas­ier. Gary’s brought so much hap­pi­ness to my life, it’s just a shame it took me 71 years to meet him!”


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