List of child bridegrooms

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This page contains a list of child bridegrooms or child husbands wherein notable or historically significant examples have been singled out.


  • Tutankhamun, an Egyptian pharaoh got married before the age of nine years to his step sister Ankhesnamun.[1]

Ceremonial marriages[edit]

  • Sanele Masilela, a nine year old South African boy married 62-year-old Helen Shabangu.[2]
  • Jose Griggs, at the age of seven, married nine-year-old Jayla Cooper[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zaki, Mey (2008). Legacy of Tutankhamun: Art and History. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Saneie Masilela, 9, marries Helen Shabangu, 53 years his senior, for the second time". The Independent.
  3. ^ ABC News. "Dying Wishes: Weddings to Helping Homeless". ABC News.