A Romanian woman is claiming she is the world’s youngest grandmother after her own child gave birth at the age of 11.
Rifca Stanescu gave birth when she was just 12 years old and two years ago her daughter Maria had a baby at the age of 11.
Although Rifca encouraged her daughter not to follow in her footsteps and have a child at such a young age, her daughter left school to get married at the age of ten. She gave birth a year later at the age of 11.
She said: “I am happy to be a grandmother but wished more for Maria,” Stanescu told the paper.
Rifca eloped with her boyfriend, a jewellery salesman, when she was just 11 and he was 13 because she was afraid that her father would force her to marry another man in the village of Investi, in Romania.
Rifca’s mother, also named Maria, has become a great grandmother at the age of 40.
Britain’s youngest grandmother to be, Kelly John is expecting the arrival of her granddaughter soon from her daughter Tia who is just 14.
Kelly John also go pregnant and had Tia when she was 14 but has said that her daughter becoming a teen mum was ‘her worst nightmare’.
Kelly said: ‘My worst nightmare has always been that Tia would repeat my mistake and get pregnant young. [When I found out] I felt the colour drain from my face and all I could do was cry.’