Age is just a number: Iraqi 92-year-old weds in joint ceremony with grandkids
The happy couple: Grandpa and his bride!
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They say age is just a number, and looks like this sweet grandpa feels Forever21.
Musli Mohammad Al Mujmai, who hails from the Salah El Dine province in Northern Baghdad, tied the knot at the tender age of 92 on Thursday. What can a man do at 92? We'll leave it to your imagination.
But Grandpa wasn't the only centre of attention that day. It was a treble celebration as the Iraqi farmer indulged in his nuptials in a joint ceremony with two of his grandchildren.
“I am happy to share a wedding with my grandchildren, I feel as if I am 20 years old,” Al Mujmai said.
Stealing his grandkids thunder?
The grandchildren, aged 16 and 18 respectively, were due to marry sooner, but their grandfather postponed their weddings until he was able to find a suitor for himself first; he insisted on having a joint wedding.
Now brace yourselves for the real shocking part of the story: the bride, Mona Mukhlef Al Jabari, is just 22-years-old. However, the whopping 70-year age gap seems to have been the last thing on the bride's mind: “I am happy with my marriage, I hope I can make my husband and his children happy,” she said eagerly in her white wedding dress.
Surprisingly though, this is only Musli's second marriage. His late wife, who he wed in 1952, passed away three years ago. “I loved my first wife very much, I hope I can make my second wife happy,” he said, quite lovingly.
The farmer, cannot fault himself for not sowing enough seeds. Clad in a traditional Arabic wedding dress on the day, the head groom spent his life working the land and hunting in Kaban village, in the Ishaqi province of Tikrit. In all his 92 years, Al Mujami has had the pleasure of bearing four daughters, twelve sons, and countless grandchildren. His first child was born in 1955.