27-year-old Taylor Lehman from Arizona revealed her love story when she met her 54-year-old husband through his daughter, her best friend.
It was five years ago when Mrs. Lehman met her now-husband Kern through his daughter Amanda. She said: “People stare at us, but I think it’s because when we are both dressed up we are a good-looking couple.”
Mrs. Lehman admitted that they are often compared to Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones because of their age gap. Their relationship even threatened to destroy her friendship with her best friend during the first phase.
Mr. and Mrs. Lehman became official five years ago even though they were both in relationships at that time. She explained: “When we first met, I worked with Kern’s daughter, she was my best friend and he was married at the time. I was also in a relationship.
“At first I thought he was very handsome. I have always been attracted to older guys. He thought I was cute, and we started flirting at a bar. Amanda and I had been friends for a year before I got with her dad, so I did have a lot of guilt and felt bad at first.
“But over time I have gotten over that. She knows I will always be there for her in her life and problems.”
Speaking about the first phases of their relationship, Mrs. Lehman expressed: “We found out we had a lot in common, but I don’t think either of us expected we would get married. We thought it would be a rebound thing for us both.
“But, we hit it off, we like the same music and are both old souls. I fell in love with him for his personality, it made him so attractive to me. He is fun, outgoing, we both like to party, and he was charming. I appreciate his age, wisdom and also, the security we have as a couple.”
Mrs. Lehman also revealed that they are more commonly compared to Douglas and Zeta Jones than they are confused for a daughter and father.
She added: “At the beginning my parents were kind of concerned, my mom was upset that this was my friend’s dad, but they know I’ve always dated older men.
“But time heals everything though and my mom, dad and step mom have visited us and are all fine with it.”
The two tied the knot in a romantic ceremony last year. Mrs. Lehman said that it took them some time to get used to other people looking at them.
“When we first got together I was very insecure, I felt everyone was staring or questioning us, but that was only because it was new,” she said.
“We met with a will attorney, it’s something not a lot of mid-20s women have to deal with and it’s pretty hard. But who knows what will happen. Tomorrow is never promised. I could go first tomorrow by a freak accident or anything,” she added.
Mr. Lehman said: “Taylor has a great sense of humor, is vivacious and an old soul. She also has a huge heart and is fiercely loyal. Also she is my best friend and is very easy to talk to about anything.
“I didn’t really have any reservations, and whether Amanda realizes it or not she was largely responsible for our meeting.
“Neither Taylor or I really expected it to develop into what it did at the time. When it did, my attitude was that I’ve done a lot for my children, but choosing my mate is not within their purview.”
When it comes to two hearts beating as one, age gap is just a number!
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