Couple Becomes 'Youngest Grandparents of UK' Aged Just 33 And 35 After Daughter Gives Birth
On 20th October 2021
Meet this amazing Britain family that is breaking away from stereotypes and are all for supporting their daughter. Jenni and Richard are the youngest grandparents of UK and the couple has taken on the new role proudly. Welcoming their granddaughter in this world has been their biggest joy in life and now they are making sure to help their raise daughter the newborn to give her the comfort of a happy loving family.
Jenni Medlam and her husband Richard have earned the title of youngest grandparents of UK after welcoming their granddaughter Isla-May
The couple was only 33 and 35 when they became grandparents and say that strangers often mistake them for being the parents of the newborn.
Jenni, now 34, shared: "When we are out with Isla everyone just assumed that she is mine and Richard's daughter.
"When we explain to them that we are actually grandparents they get the absolute shock of their life. Most people don't believe us when we tell them.
"But I can obviously understand why people would think we are her parents as we are still in our early thirties," she added.
"When Charmaine first told us that she was pregnant and that we were going to become grandparents we were really shocked.
"It has been a whirlwind but we love our new roles. I'm Nanna and Richard is G'pa.
"Being young grandparents just means you have more time to love your grandchild and longer to cherish them. And we might even get great-grandchildren."
After becoming a teenage mum herself, Jenni said her priority was to support her daughter, Charmaine, 16, as she understood what she was going through.
"I think she has even more respect for me now as her mum," she reflected. "We all live together under one roof too which is lovely.
"She's still with the baby's dad and they've been together almost two years, so Isla also has all of his lovely family. We look after Isla quite often to give Charmaine a break.
"I think it's brought us all even closer. My other girls absolutely love having a baby in the house, they love having a niece."
Jenni, who is a mother of two more daughters, Chelsey, 13, and Scarlett, 10, added that it isn't "fair" for teenage moms to become victims of stereotypes and also shares her experience of starting a cleaning business following Charmaine's birth.
Jenni says that it was after having a child that she pushed herself to succeed in life and hopes that one day she would be able to inspire her daughter Charmaine into doing the same.
Jenni continued: "Charmaine has watched me go to work and do well for myself while bringing her up, so she knows it's possible.
"She wants to go to college and do beauty. There is a stereotype about young mums which I don't think is fair.
Charmaine is still in a relationship with the baby's dad for two years suit and they are providing a happy family for baby Isla.
Jenni continues: "You can still enjoy your life and achieve whatever you want even if you have a baby when you're younger.
"I am glad that I am able to show my daughter that everything can still work out for you."