Rifca Stanescu became the Youngest Grandmother in the World – at 23!

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Rifca Stanescu, from the village of Investi, Romania, has become the world’s youngest grandmother – aged just 23. Rifca eloped with her husband, Ionel, when she was just 11 years old, having her first child, Maria, when she was 12.

Despite her mother’s wishes to stay in school, Maria gave birth to son Ion at the age of 11, making Rifca the world’s youngest grandmother, The Sun reported.

Rifca’s mother, who is also called Maria, became a great-grandmother at just 40 years old. Rifca, now 25, told the Sun: ‘I am happy to be a grandmother but I wished something else for Maria – and something else for me.