Married Couple Wth 53-Year Age Difference: Is It Ok For A Teenager To Marry A Woman In Her 70s?

Without a doubt, couples with big age gaps often raise eyebrows, but nowadays, many celebrities prove that age is just a number. We mean, take a look at Alec and Hilaria Baldwin who are a surprising 26 years apart!

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Or let’s remember Clint Eastwood’s marriage to Dina Eastwood who’s 35 years his junior. Sadly, the two separated, but the age difference didn’t stop them from being together for almost two decades.

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We get used to men having much younger wives. But what about women having much younger husbands? In Sevierville, TN, there’s an extraordinary couple that has a 53-year age difference.

Gary and Almeda Hardwick were 17 and 70, respectively, when they met at one of the unlikeliest places – the funeral of the woman’s son – back in 2015. In a few months, they were reintroduced again, and have been together ever since.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The two tied the known in October of the same year. Pretty fast, isn’t it? As Almeda recalls:

I had prayed about my soul mate for like two years, so, you know, I was lonely. I had no one, so God sent him to me.

How did their family and friends react?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Some might think people will be against such a union, but this was not the case. Gary’s mom gave her consent. As for others, they were shocked but still happy for the couple:

They didn't say anything about the age difference. Our family and friends support us.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Why do men choose older women?

There are plenty of reasons they might consider older women as a potential marriage partner. They include maturity in both parenting and relationship, success in career, and sexual compatibility.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What do you think about that?

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