Grandmother marries adopted son 41 years her junior

A grandmother has married her 24-year-old adopted son in a lavish wedding. 

The bizarre union took place in the South Sumatra province in Indonesia.

Mbah Gambreng, 65, adopted Ardi Waras last year and the pair have lived together ever since. 

Mbah Gambreng, 65, adopted Ardi Waras are seen on their wedding day. Source: CEN/Australscope

The grandmother told local media she did not have any intentions to marry Waras when she adopted him.

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

“To my surprise, he said he wanted to marry me,” she said.

Local media reported the 24-year-old even paid her a dowry of 100,000 IDR (10.16 AUD), which she accepted.

The grandmother told local media she did not have any intentions to marry Waras when she adopted him. Source: CEN/Australscope

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

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

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