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How Josefin fell in love with a beggar and married him

Published fredag 11 december 2015 kl 15.13
"He's an amazing man."
(8:53 min)
Florin och Josefin. Photo: Muhamed Ferhatovic /SR Halland.
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Josefin and Florin. Photo: Muhamed Ferhatovic /SR Halland.
Josefin Karlsson från Halmstad och Florin Serhan från Rumänien blev kära. Foto: Privat
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Josefin Karlsson from Halmstad & Florin Serhan fell in love. Photo: Private

There's one wedding that has been attracting quite a lot of attention in the Swedish media of late. No, it's not a royal wedding, nor a celebrity wedding. It's the wedding of Josefin Karlsson and Florin Serhan.

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.

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