Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected places—like, at your son’s funeral. It seems unconventional, but for some people, love goes above everything. Almeda met Gary at her son Robert’s funeral in 2016. Two weeks after their meeting, the two fell in love and tied the knot.
According to Almeda, Gary is her “soulmate.” Almeda tells all on her new YouTube channel and even talks about her 43-year-long previous marriage.
“I wasn’t looking for a young man, but Gary just came along. I just knew straight away that he was the one.”
She also added that their relationship is very healthy.
“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.”
Gary admitted that the two hadn’t slept together before their wedding night, but when they did, it was magic.
“It was wonderful, beyond my wildest dreams. She really is my dream woman and the physical side of our relationship couldn’t be better.”
The two had met at Almeda’s son’s funeral. Almeda said she noticed Gary in the back of the church and thought he was “the one.”
“Then, as I was walking to the door at the end, he came over and passed on his condolences. We didn’t have much time, but it was enough.”
Almeda and Gary were set up on a “date” by Gary’s aunt, Lisa, at a nearby Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza restaurant. Almeda asked him, up front…
“I just came out with it and said to him, ‘Look, I’m 71 and you’re 17. Am I too old for you?’ He squeezed my hand, grinned and replied: ‘Age is just a number.”
Apparently, Gary surprised Almeda the following night with red roses and a bracelet for her birthday. So sweet. The rest is history, as they say.
Many people online, however, feel a bit different about their love.
If it were to be a 72 year old grandpa who married a female teen, a lot of pressure groups would rise against it.
— king (@aleemkumi) January 15, 2019
“It was wonderful, beyond my wildest dreams,” revealed Gary. “She really is my dream woman and the physical side of our relationship couldn’t be better.”
She ate the groceries 😂😂
— 🐲MrsSantos2♌️ (@MrsSantos2) January 15, 2019
— Brooklyn Girl Tam (@TL81) January 15, 2019
— Linzi (@LinziNatasha) January 15, 2019
Well if meeting at a funeral, giving up your 77 yo older lover, and going out for pizza at Chuck E Cheese doesn’t scream romance I don’t know what does. 🤣
— johnyzgurl (@johnyzgurl) January 17, 2019
She must be loooaaadddded!! 😂
— Whitebird09 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💯 (@Otisaredding) January 16, 2019
To each their own!