I’m 23 & celebrating 6 years with my wife, 77 – we wed after 2 weeks, trolls said we’d fail but the sex is still amazing 0 86

AMELDA and Gary Hardwick married in 2015, two weeks after meeting at her son Robert’s funeral.

At the time Gary was 17 and had recently split up with a 77-year-old and Almeda was 71, but they’re now celebrating six years together.

Instagram/@garyandalmedaThe couple are still attracted to each other[/caption]

Despite harsh backlash and various ups and downs, including Amleda’s heart attack, the couple are stronger than ever and admit that the sex is still great.

Almeda and Gary married in a ceremony which he arranged for just $200 (£137) in six days.

After marrying the pair moved into Almeda’s house with one of her grandsons who is three years older than her new husband.

“I wasn’t looking for a young man, but Gary just came along,” said Almeda. “I just knew straight away that he was the one.”

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The duo are now celebrating their sixth anniversary together and have no regrets.

The couple, who had sex for the first time on their wedding night, previously described each other as ‘wonderful lovers’.

“It was wonderful, beyond my wildest dreams,” revealed Gary previously in a candid interview with Fabulous Digital.

“She really is my dream woman and the physical side of our relationship couldn’t be better.”

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They told their love story on Loose Women in 2020, Amalda recalled: ‘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.”’

That night, after returning to Lisa’s with the others, Gary surprised her with red roses and a bracelet for her birthday which had been a few days before. Then they shared their first tender kiss under the moonlight outside on a bench.

“It made me feel like a teenager again,” smiled Almeda.

From then on, they started seeing each other every night, and got the blessing of most friends and family, including Gary’s mum Tammy, then 48, and his grandmother Carolyn, then 71.

Now, on the pair’s anniversary, Gary shared a video on their TikTok accounted showing a picture of the loved-up couple every year since they met.

He captioned the video: “So many more wonderful years to come.”

Gary said: “Almeda is so young at heart that age never bothers us, we never really think about it. I just know that God answered my prayers that day she walked into my life.”

Almeda told how she had been married before, for 43 years – but in a YouTube video admitted Gary was her “soulmate”.

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“I was married for 43 years and there wasn’t a lot of kissy, huggy stuff going on… no romance.

“[My current relationship] it’s a whirlwind.”

TikTok/@_garyandalmeda_The duo wed when Gary was 17[/caption] TikTok/@_garyandalmeda_The couple are still as loved up as ever[/caption] TikTok/@_garyandalmeda_The duo are looking forward to many more years together[/caption]

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

My partner said he was on a work trip – but he was actually getting married and on his honeymoon 0 28

DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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Give yourself time and be kind to yourself. He put you down constantly, now you can start to build up your confidence.

I’d recommend seeing a counsellor to help you with this betrayal and am sending you my Counselling support pack.

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