Houston woman marries herself for her 40th birthday

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HOUSTON — Yasmin Eleby never found that special someone to spend the rest of her life with.

She recently turned 40.

So she’s marking her birthday, with a wedding.

She didn’t find a new boyfriend, but she did marry herself.

According to MySanAntonio.com, Eleby promised herself that if she didn’t have someone by the time she hit 40, she would have a wedding for one.

That happened at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on January 3.

Eleby wasn’t alone.

Family and friends attended her ‘spiritual’ wedding, since she can’t legally have a regular one.

There was no groom, but there were ten bridesmaids.

Mom gave her away and Eleby’s sister, who is a minister, performed the ceremony.

The bride says she may even take a honeymoon, by herself, to Cambodia, Laos and Dubai.

On her Facebook page, Eleby posted, “I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support that was shown to me during my celebration of love and life… I want to encourage each of you to spread your wings and fly! You are not too old and it’s not too late to try something different, learn a new skill, travel to exciting places, etc….Don’t be afraid to take risks.”

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