Karlsson is a 38-year-old Swedish mother of six, and she met Serhan, while he was begging outside her local supermarket last April, having come from Romania.
People think of it as a Cinderella story, Karlsson tells Radio Sweden, speculating about why people have been so interested in finding out more about the couple. However, she says that despite the fact that she and her husband come from different backgrounds, and that there's an age difference, "we only feel like normal people falling in love."
Serhan tells Radio Sweden that his life has changed a lot since April, while Karlsson laughs in the background, adding, "He has a wife now, too!"
The couple was married on Wednesday this week, and Karlsson said her family had been very supportive.