A 17-year-old who tied the knot with a 71-year-old grandmother when they met at her son’s funeral has revealed that they both tested positive for coronavirus.
Gary and Almeda Hardwick, now 23 and 77, took to TikTok to tell their followers that they were experiencing symptoms of the virus.
It was in 2015 when they tied the knot only weeks after they met at the funeral of Almeda’s son.
But despite their five-decade age gap, Almeda and Gary said they instantly felt the spark.
“It was like a bright light through the grief,” Almeda said at that time.
The lovebirds dated for two weeks before Gary got down on one knee and proposed to Almeda.
Only six days later, they got married and had sex for the first time, which the satisfied husband described as “beyond my wildest dreams.”
The 23-year-old took to TikTok and shared how they both tested positive for coronavirus. “so the test came back positive. We do have Covid-19,” he said.
“We’re in quarantine now for the next two weeks.”
Gary continued: “We are only experiencing mild symptoms which is a blessing. We both have complete loss of taste and smell, chills, body aches, fatigue and a very dry cough.
“We’re on day 3 of it currently. We love you all. Thanks for the support.”
Their news is worrying considering the grandmother recently suffered a heart attack.
“The three blockages she has to her heart are high risk. We are praying he [the doctor] inserts all three stents and she will not have to do heart surgery,” he expressed.
Since the two tied the knot, they have shared photos and videos of themselves celebrating their love.
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