New mother, 21, becomes ‘Britain’s youngest step-GRANDMOTHER’ after tying knot with 56-year-old grandfather she met when she was just 16
- Becca Keeley, 21, met husband Mark at age of 16 when he was 51 and in a band
- Mark, now 56, and Becca had their own daughter Presley four months ago
- She is now step-grandmother to his granddaughter Mollie, seven months
A 21-year-old mother is believed to have become Britain’s youngest grandmother after marrying a 56-year-old grandfather.
Becca Keeley met her husband Mark when she was 16 and he was 51 when he was performing with a band.
The couple, of Gravesend, Kent, married in August 2018 and welcomed their own daughter, Presley, into the world four months ago.
Becca is now a step-grandmother to Mark’s seven-month-old granddaughter Mollie, reports The Sun.
Becca Keeley met her husband Mark when she was 16 and he was 51 when he was performing with a band. They got married in August 2018 (wedding day pictured)
He also has four children: Aaron, 21, Jake, 21, Luke, 16, and Emma, 13, from a previous relationship.
Mrs Keeley, who used to work as an office manager, told the newspaper: ‘Mark said I surely wouldn’t want to be called nan but his family are my family.’
Her husband added: ‘A lot of people thought it was wrong. I told her to find someone her own age but we made each other so happy we decided to try and conquer it.’
The couple got engaged when they were on holiday in Tenerife two years ago, with Mr Keeley getting down on on knee.
They got married at a registry office in Maidstone with 300 guests supporting them.
Rifca Stanescu, from the village of Invest in Romania, was previously believed to be the world’s youngest grandmother aged just 23.
She gave birth to her daughter, Maria, at the age of 12. Despite her mother’s pleas to stay in school, Maria gave birth to a son at the age of 11 in 2012.
In the UK, Carrie Hilton, 36, was reported as being Britain’s youngest birth grandmother after her 17-year-old daughter Clarice had a baby girl in 2018.
Ms Hilton, a kickboxer from Bolton, gave birth to her own daughter at the age of 18.
The couple (pictured on holiday, of Gravesend, Kent, married in August 2018 and welcomed their own daughter, Presley, into the world four months ago
Becca (pictured with her husband) is now a step-grandmother to Mark’s seven-month-old granddaughter Mollie