09 Mar '11, 2am

A Romanian woman has reportedly become the world's youngest granny at the grand old age of 23

A Romanian woman became the world's youngest granny at the age of 23, Britain's The Sun reported. -- ST PHOTO ILLUSTRATION A ROMANIAN woman is the world's youngest grandmother, aged 23, British tabloid The Sun reported. Mother of two, Rifca Stanescu was 12 when she had her first child Maria. A year later she had a son, Nicolae. Mrs Stanescu was 11 when she married 13-year-old jewellery seller Ionel Stanescu. They eloped because Mrs Stanescu feared her father would want her to marry another man. Mrs Stanescu said she had been forgiven by her family after giving birth to Maria. The young mother wanted Maria to have a different life and urged her to stay at school. However, Maria got married when she was 10 years old. Six months later, she gave birth to son Ion at age 11. -- KOREA HERALD/ANN

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