A wealthy elderly man made the headlines this week after several posts of him during his marriage ceremony with his 18-year-old wife made its way online.
Photos of the widower, known as Haji Sondani who’s wedding with his younger wife, Via, were posted on the Facebook page Happy Wedding Planner (before it was deleted for no apparent reason). As seen in the posts, the newlyweds appeared looking delighted on their big day, despite their significant age gap of 47 years.
In one of the photos shared by the FB page, Haji Sondani and his family were also spotted boarding a bus accompanied by 1000 escorts to the bride’s house. Not only that, it was reported that the groom handed a dowry worth 500 million rupiah (RM149,346.15, a house and a car to the wife. Apart from that, the man was also willing to sponsor their umrah trip!
As disclosed by close acquaintances of the couple, their marriage was arranged by their family members after both of them lost their respective loved ones. According to them, Via’s family had been struggling financially. Her dad had also suffered a stroke. Due to this, the young lady had decided to make the sacrifice for the sake of her family.
Nonetheless, we would like to wish both Haji Sondani and Via a happy married life! May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy. 😉