65yo Gran Marries Adopted Son 41 Years Her Junior

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

These images show the wedding of the 65-year-old grandmother who has married her 24-year-old adopted son after he proposed to her

The bizarre marriage took place in Ogan Komering Ilir Regency in the South Sumatra province in Indonesia after the 65-year-old named in reports as Mbah Gambreng adopted 24-year-old Ardi Waras last year.

The couple have reportedly been living together since then and the grandmother told local media she did not have any intentions to marry him when she adopted him.


Gambreng says that she simply told him he “should get married soon” as her three adopted daughters were already married.

She says: “To my surprise, he said he wanted to marry me.”

Local media report the 24-year-old even paid her a dowry of 100,000 IDR (5.56 GBP) which she accepted.


In Islamic weddings in Indonesia, the groom or groom’s father pays money or possessions to the bride at the time of their wedding as dowry.

Photos of the wedding show the happy couple smiling, holding hands and hugging.

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