PARENTS

10-Year-Old Mum Has Already Split From Child's Father

24/12/2013 10:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

The 10-year-old who became one of the world's youngest mothers has already split from the child's father.

Romanian child Elena, who gave birth to baby girl Nicoletta weighing 2.9kg (6lb 6oz) in Spain last week, is no longer with the 13-year-old father.

Relatives also revealed Elena had flown to Spain from Romania just three weeks ago to give birth and attend a family wedding.

Her mother, Olimpia, claimed the family were 'ecstatic' about the birth. 'Elena is feeling very well, just like her daughter, who's also doing very well and is very pretty,' she said.

'Elena is very happy with her child. We're very happy, for us it's not a drama. These things are normal in our country. Girls get married at ten, so we don't understand why people are so surprised.

'Elena and Nicoletta will stay in Spain because her relationship with the baby's father has ended. They've separated.'

Nicoletta was born last week at a hospital in Jerez, south-west Spain. Mother and child, who come from a gipsy family, are now staying with relatives.

Social services are still deciding whether to let Nicoletta stay with her mother – but it appears they will not separate them if they feel both children are happy and safe.

'The important thing is that both mother and baby are cared for perfectly,' said Micaela Navarro, minister at the regional Andalusian government.

Britain's youngest mother gave birth aged 12 in 2006, while the youngest ever recorded was a five-year-old in Peru in 1939.

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