A 53-year-old woman named Aisylu Chizhevskaya Mingalim has made the decision to wed her adopted son, who is 31 years younger than her.
The musician married her 22-year-old adopted son, Daniel Chizhevsky, on October 20th in a ceremony that took place at a restaurant in Kazan, Tatarstan Republic, Russia.
She had adopted Daniel after meeting him at an orphanage where she provided singing lessons when he was just 13, according to local reports.
Following her marriage to Daniel, whom she had been raising since he was 14, Mingalim and her new husband began making plans to leave their country.
Child welfare authorities have since removed five other adopted children from Mingalim’s custody, which includes four girls and one boy. Mingalim is contesting this action, arguing that some of her adopted children have been returned to care homes, while others have been placed with family members.
Mingalim also has a biological son from a previous marriage, and she has shared with local media that her romantic relationship with Daniel began after she brought him home from the orphanage.
“Our relationship is perfect. We can’t live without each other. We are on the same wavelength,” Mingalim said.
According to reports from local media, her journey into adopting children commenced when she came into contact with orphans while working on a film project for a Tatarstan TV station.
At present, she intends to depart from Tartarstan with her new spouse and is determined to regain custody of her adopted children with the intention of relocating them to Moscow, where they can enjoy a life of greater freedom.