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Check-Out: Woman Who Married Two World President, (Graca Machel)

Graca Machel, a 74 year-old Mozambican politician and humanitarian, is the only woman in the world that became the first lady of two different countries.

Her first husband was the former president of Mozambique, Samora Machel, whom she married in 1975.

She became a widow in 1986 when Samora Machel died in a mysterious plane crash just inside the South African border. Graca later married the former South African president, late Nelson Mandela, of which she spent 15 years together with him as husband and wife before the anti-apartheid hero died in 2013.

Following the release of Mandela from prison in 1990, Graca was usually seen around the freedom fighter.

However The wedding between Graca and Mandela took place on Mandela's 80th birthday, July 18th, 1998.

This made her the first and only woman in the world to be the first lady of two different countries.

According to her, she said: " It's not two leaders who feel in love with me, but two real people. I feel privileged that I have shared my life with two such exceptional men."


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