She was an American child bride. Now, Genevieve is fighting to stop it from happening to others. – NBC News

Sasha Taylor

The first time she became a bride, Genevieve Meyer doesn’t remember what the groom was wearing. She doesn’t even remember speaking. But there was one thing she said she knew for sure. She was 15, and he was 43.

It was a spring morning in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1995. When the judge started officiating, it finally felt real.

“I’m like, ‘Oh s—, this is really going to happen,’” Meyer, now 39, told NBC News.

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