Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Man marries for 53rd time to wife # 1
He probably ran out of other options.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A Malaysian septugenarian tied the knot in 1957, and tied it again and again - 53 times. This week, he's gone back to where he started, remarrying wife No. 1.

"I am not a playboy. I just love seeing beautiful women," Kamaruddin Mohammed, 72, was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper.

Kamaruddin's latest bride, now 74, also was his the first woman he married and divorced. In between marrying Khadijah Udin, in 1957 and again on Monday, the "easy going charmer" married 51 times, including to an Englishwoman and a Thai.

He stayed with the Thai the longest, for 20 years, the Times said. His shortest marriage lasted two days.

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