What would you do if it was you? A 68-year-old man in Florida, USA, accidentally wedded his young and charming wife only to find out three months into the sweet relationship that his darling angel is actually his long lost grandchild.
The man from Miami’s Golden Beach neighborhood felt the worst shock of his life when he found out that his bride, a 24-year-old beautiful girl from Jacksonville, is his biological granddaughter.
According a report from Florida Sun Post, the man requested that his name should not be mentioned in the media.
He told the tabloid that his wife made the discovery while glancing through a photo album from his first marriage.
Image shows Golden Beach, Miami, where the couple lives.
The 68-year-old man said his first wife took away their children and moved to an unknown location after they separated. His new bride’s father happens to be one of those kids from the broken marriage.
Explaining details to reporters, the heartbroken man said: ” All these years I was never able to find her [his first wife].”
He also claims to have hired several private investigators who were never successful in locating the estranged woman and his kids.
Some time later, he decided to move on with his life, and married a second wife who also left him in 2009. The divorce case almost rendered him bankrupt but he was very lucky to have won a lottery in 2011, banking several millions of dollars.
The unexpected financial breakthrough gave him all the good things in life. He moved in to a luxury estate in Miami but having no sweetheart to stand by his side proved an unbearable pain.
Having turned out mega rich, he says the second wife who divorced him 2 years ago and took their kids away, started getting close for financial reasons. “The only people who wanted to see me were my ex-wife and kids, they were always asking for money,” he told reporters.
In 2015, the man made up his mind to find a new wife so he signed up with a local dating agency which specialized in match-making old men and young brides. “They had a website with profiles of many attractive young girls,” he said. That was how he searched and found the 24-year-old girl who later became his wife.
Would you call it bad luck or good luck? The man says he doesn’t care what people think, adding that it’s too late to turn back now.
“I just felt something strange when I saw her photos. It was like a sense of deja vu,” he said. “But at the time I couldn’t figure out why she seemed so familiar. We just hit it off right from when she walked into the restaurant.”
Meanwhile, the lucky woman says: “Every couple is different and special in their own ways. I feel our bond is so strong that even something like this is not enough to make us give up.”
Worthy of note is the fact that the girl had faced difficulties in life, making it impossible for them to figure out on time that they are related.
He said: “At some point she mentioned that her family lived in Montgomery, but that she hadn’t been in contact with them for some years due to a dispute. She said she’d fooled around a bit in high school and ended up getting pregnant, and her father – who I later found out is actually my eldest son from my first marriage – kicked her out of the family home.”
After she was disowned, the girl moved away to Jacksonville and worked as a stripper.
“I’m not proud of working there,” she told reporters, “but I did what I had to do to raise my child as a single mom.” It was the quest to raise more money for the child’s upbringing that led her into registering with the match-making agency.
The 68-year-old man says he has been divorced twice and won’t let himself experience a third disappointment.