– Evelina Meadder Wilson wedded her lover Calgent Wilson on her 91st birthday after 10 years of dating
– The 91-year-old said her now-husband had previously proposed marriage to her a few times but, only when he was intoxicated
– However, her family asked her to accept Calgent’s proposal and soon after, their wedding plans started
A 91-year-old woman has married the love of her life in a grand wedding after dating him for a little over a decade.
Evelina Meadder tied the nuptial knot to her long term boyfriend Calgent Wilson who is 73 years old in a grand wedding in Jamaica.
According to a report by the Mirror, the newly-wed’s love story could be traced to 2009 when Evelina fell sick and Calgent, a farmer, took care of her until she recovered.
During their 10-year romantic relationship, the now 73-year-old man talked about marriage and even popped the question to his partner a number of times, but, only during his drunken state.
“He would only talk about marriage when he has had a drink or two and I would laugh the proposals off.”
However, her family talked her into accepting the farmer and she finally accepted and soon after, the wedding plans began.
The man chose her 91st birthday as their wedding day to make the day even more special.
“We do not disagree on anything and I am now happy that we have sealed our harmonious raltionship,” the mother of four said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a video of a couple that has been married for 71 years became popular for the right reason.
With a shaky hand that speaks of many years spent, the man cut into a cake and fed his wife. After feeding her, he drew her close and planted a kiss on her lips as committed lovers would do on a date.
All the while the man was cutting into the cake, the woman shook her head repeatedly as she giggled happily.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.