Famous author marries 'love of her life' 3 weeks after getting Medicare card: 'Never, ever give up'

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Writer Anne Lamott during book signing, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007. Lamott is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Writer Anne Lamott during book signing, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007. Lamott is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Writer Anne Lamott announced to fans on Tuesday that she has gotten married at age 65. (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Lamott, a mother of one who has written extensively about being a single mom, shared a photo from her wedding to Neal Allen. The couple got married on April 13, mere days after the bride’s April 10 birthday.

“So never, ever give up,” she told fans of her late-in-life marriage, “because God is such a show-off.”

Fans are cheering on Lamott’s happy news, and sharing how her story has inspired them.

“Thank you for sharing this. You have given me hope,” a commenter wrote. “Best wishes for a life of love, respect, honoring and happiness together.”

“That is GREAT Annie!!” added a fan. “I am so happy for you! I just got my Medicare card too so I can’t wait to meet The love of MY life!”

“This makes me so happy!” another reader responded. “I’ve just recently, four months ago, had the love of my life drop in my lap. Neither of us were looking but you are right, God is a show-off! Blessings, dear Anne. You are beautiful! As of April 7, I am 68. Never too late!!”

Lamott shared more wedding photos on Instagram.

The wedding announcement comes about a month after she shared a photo of the couple applying for their marriage license.

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