Watch the couple with a 30-year age gap
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Melinda and Larry Mikla are married but the couple always gets negative comments and stares from strangers as they have a 30-year age gap.
Melinda and Larry Mikla say that they are often mistaken for father and daughter or sometimes granddaughter and grandfather.
57-year-old Larry and 27-year-old Melinda met when Melinda had a minor traffic incident in Ohio, the USA in 2012 and the retired police officer Larry was the first responder.
Melinda told Barcroft TV: “I think maybe I have a thing for a man in uniform. I was thinking, ’Oh my gosh, I wonder if the officer is gonna be really cute’ and Larry popped out of the police car. At first, I thought, ‘Oh he is cute, though maybe he’s a little too old for me.”
Larry added: “I have won the lottery with Mindy. We had a lot of phone calls back and forth because of problems gathering all the info for the crash report and Mindy’s insurance company. I would call her when my shift ended and try to speed up the process. I didn’t mind, of course.”
The couple started dating secretly as they knew their families would be against the relationship as Melinda’s parents are younger than Larry.
It took them a year to tell their families and friends about their relationship.
Melinda told her mother first but she didn’t stop her. Melinda said: “She didn’t try to stop it, but suggested I try dating some boys my own age, to make sure I was doing the right thing.”
“I did and almost broke Larry’s heart. But it worked out well, because I found myself instantly comparing them to Larry, and they just didn’t measure up. I would think about him all the time.”
Eventually, everyone accepted their relationship and the couple got married in September 2016 at the Ohio State Reformatory.
Now, the couple wants to start a family and is trying for a baby but the problem is that Larry had a vasectomy 18 years ago.
Melinda said: “I completely knew Larry couldn’t have children when we met, and I was ok with it. Then about a month before we got married, I went into panic mode thinking, I’m getting married and now I’m supposed to have a family.”
“We are looking at a $6000 procedure with the vasectomy reversal and it would give us a chance of having a baby where we are both genetic parents. But even if the reversal is successful, it’s not going to guarantee the pregnancy, so it could be a risk.”
“Using a sperm donor, which is $2000, would be much cheaper and has a much higher chance of success, but we need to discuss this idea in more detail. It’s a big decision.”
The couple has not decided anything and they are yet to make a decision.
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