Loved-up bloke says wife, 66, better looking than model, 19, who won beauty poll

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A besotted pensioner claims his 66-year-old wife is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Richard Freemantle admitted while Israeli model Yael Shelbia – whose face was voted the best of 2020 – is “attractive”, he believes his long-time spouse Christine easily tops her.

Commenting on a story about Miss Shelbia, 19, crowned in TC Candler’s Annual ‘100 Most Beautiful Faces of the Year’, Richard couldn’t help boasting about his other half.

And it’s melting hearts.

Richard, from Portsmouth, posted his heartwarming declaration of love underneath a Facebook post for a LadBible article about the Israeli beauty.

“She is attractive but still not as beautiful as my wife. She is 66, just getting her pension,” he said.

Entertainment social publisher LadBible later shared the dad-of-two’s post and said: “We’re only a couple of days into 2021, but Richard has already won husband of the year.”

Thousands of shares and likes followed across Facebook and Twitter.

One commenter said: “Aw look at that really sweet stuff to see.”

And another added: “Wait that’s really wholesome omg.”

A third said: “Good man, marry the right woman and you’ll always adore her.”

A fourth one wrote: “This is weirdly endearing. Get a man who loves you as much as this man loves his wife.”

Miss Shelbia was previously chosen to lead Kylie Jenner’s Biotic Skincare range and has reached the top three in the TC Candler Annual poll twice before winning.

Last year she joined the Israeli Defense Force, the military forces of the State of Israel, serving in the Air Force.