Somali Man, 112, Marries Teen Bride

Father of 80-year-old says he wants more kids with wife
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2009 3:58 AM CDT
Somali Man, 112, Marries Teen Bride
Reaction to the marriage was mixed in Somalia, with some hailing it as a love story and others expressing concern about the massive age gap.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A 95-year age gap is no barrier to love, according to a 112-year-old Somali man who married a 17-year-old bride this week. Ahmed Muhamed Dhore—who told the BBC he still has his 1897 birth certificate written on goat skin—says he realized a dream by marrying his sixth wife. Dhore has 13 children, the oldest of them 80, and wants more. His bride's family says she's happy with her hubby. She's young enough to be his great-great granddaughter.
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