Bulgaria's Preteen Child Bride Gives Birth On Wedding Day!

by Tanya Thomas on  November 5, 2009 at 8:38 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Bulgaria's Preteen Child Bride Gives Birth On Wedding Day!
It was double bonanza for an eleven-year-old Bulgarian schoolgirl who recently got married and gave birth to a baby girl on her wedding day.

Bride Kordeza went into labour during her wedding to 19-year-old boyfriend Jeliazko Dimitrov, and gave birth to 5lb 8oz Violeta when she arrived at hospital.

And the Zhelyazkova family couldn't be happier for their child bride - the youngest girl ever to give birth in a city where 13-year-old mums are routine.

"It feels strange to be a mum and have a baby," News of the World quoted Kordeza as saying.

"I used to play with my toys but now she is my new toy. She is so beautiful, I love her. Violeta is the child and I must grow up. I am not going back to school - I am a mother now," she added.

After spending the night with her newborn, Kordeza slipped back into her wedding dress to finish their wedding ceremony.

Kordeza met Jeliazko in the playground of her Roma gypsy school in Sliven, Bulgaria, when he rescued her from bullies.

However Jeliazko, who's facing up to six years in prison for having sex with a minor, is planning their future together.

"We know that having a baby is a big responsibility. My wife is young but I will make sure that I look after both of them if the law allows me," Jeliazko said.

He dreams of giving his daughter a better future.

"I am going to work hard and make sure we all have a good life," he said.

He added: "I want Violeta to be educated, to be able to read and write. She was born famous and maybe she will stay famous like becoming a doctor who invents brilliant medicine or saves lives.

"Whatever she does I will be proud of her - she is my little girl."

It is not uncommon for Roma girls to fall pregnant in their teens. Sliven is the underage mums capital of Europe with 177 cases last year.

Source: ANI

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