A Romanian gypsy is the youngest grandmother at age 23

A Romanian gypsy is the youngest grandmother at age 23

Did you know that a Romanian gypsy is the youngest grandmother in the world at age 23. She had her daughter when she was 12 and in turn her daughter had her first child at 11.

 

A woman has become the world’s youngest grandmother at the age of 23.

Rifca Stanescu, from the Romanian town of Investi, was 12 years old when she gave birth to her daughter, Maria. Maria, in turn, had her first child, her son Ion, at age 11.

The birth made Rifca a grandmother at age 23, and her mother a great-grandmother at age 40.

The family is part of the Romanian traveller community, in which it’s common for couples to marry and have children at a young age.

Indeed, Ion, at age two, is already engaged to an eight-year-old local girl.

Rifca had been promised to a boy when she was two years old, but eloped with her now-husband at age 11.