Most married woman-world record set by Linda
ANDERSON, Indiana, USA -- Linda Wolfe,
68, who first wed at 16, is now a grandmother with 23 ex-husbands,
which sets the world record for the Most
Photo: Mrs Linda Wolfe can no
longer list her husbands in order but remembers the nicest
was George Scott, her first and - at seven years - her longest
She has said that she is "addicted to the
romance" of getting married.
The best lover was Jack Gourley, who liked
skinny dipping and impromptu trysts. She wed him three times.
She has had seven children by her different
husbands and been a stepmother to many more.
The strangest exchange of vows took place at
the Indiana Reformatory at Pendleton to a one-eyed inmate
named Tom Stutzman.
"It's easy to sum up," she said of her life.
"When I was younger, I was just a snot-nosed kid, but the
neighbourhood boys were all in love with me. They all wanted
to marry me.
"I got to thinking that in some of
these towns where world record holders live, they have signs
outside city limits. I wouldn't mind if Anderson would have
a sign like that."
Her last marriage, a decade ago, was a publicity
stunt. It was to Glynn Wolfe, who in taking Linda as
his bride meant he was the world's most married man, at 29
He died a year later aged 88.
She has been single now for 12 years, her longest
stint unmarried since childhood: "But I would get married
again," she said, "because, you know, it gets lonely."
She told The Sun: "It's been years since
I walked down the aisle. I miss it."
The serial bride, who now lives in a retirement
home, said she had never cheated on a husband. She said if
she had her life over again she would "never, ever" marry
so many men.
HER ADVICE: “Just get married the once,
and stay married. I have not had a bed of roses, believe me,”
Linda Wolfe said.
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Friday, March 20, 2009