Eight years after Aisylu Chizhevskaya Mingalim adopted Daniel Chizhevsky, they tied the knot.
Music teacher Aisylu met Daniel when he was 13 years old at an orphanage where she taught music. The two had an instant connection and she adopted him.
The couple got married at a restaurant in Kazan, a city located in the southwest region of Russia. Daniel captioned a video of their wedding day on Instagram, “We’ve been going for this day for so long, and it happened so fast. You and I against everyone, against the system, we are incredibly brave”.
Aisylu told local media that their relationship is “perfect”. “We can’t live without each other. We are on the same wavelength.”
Although their marriage is legal and consensual, the couple said it was “more spiritual than physical”.
Aisylu also adopted five other kids who have since been taken from her by concerned social workers when they found out about the marriage. She also has a biological child.
The couple wants to get all the children back and then move to Moscow where they plan to “live freely”.
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