A girl married her greatest good friend’s dad who’s twice her age — and now the trio all go on trip collectively.
Actual property agent Taylor Lehman, 27, admitted she did really feel responsible at first about courting Kern, 54, attributable to her friendship together with his daughter Amanda, 30.
However 5 years in, the couple from Phoenix, are nonetheless going sturdy – and Taylor says folks examine them to Hollywood stars Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas.
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Taylor revealed how she and Kern by no means anticipated their “rebound fling” to show into marriage. After discovering a shared love for music, touring and having enjoyable, the pair shortly moved in collectively.
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The couple, who, sure, have been mistaken for father and daughter at one time, now have the assist of their households regardless of preliminary concern and shock.
Taylor recalled: “After we first met, I labored with Kern’s daughter, she was my greatest good friend and he was married on the time. I used to be additionally in a relationship. At first I assumed he was very good-looking. I’ve at all times been interested in older guys. He thought I used to be cute, and we began flirting on the bar.”
“Amanda and I had been associates for a yr earlier than I received along with her dad, so I did have a whole lot of guilt and felt unhealthy at first. However over time I’ve gotten over that. She is aware of I’ll at all times be there for her in her life and issues,” she mentioned.
“In the beginning, my mother and father have been form of involved, my mother was upset that this was my good friend’s dad, however they know I’ve at all times dated older males. However time heals all the things although, and my mum, dad and stepmom have visited us and are all wonderful with it,” Taylor added. “Kern may be very good-looking, and I am keen on how he carries himself, he’s so educated, sensible and profitable.”
For Taylor it took some time to get used to the stares of strangers most age-gap are met with. However over time she tailored and now doesn’t care what others suppose.
“After we first received collectively I used to be very insecure, I felt everybody was staring or questioning us, however that was solely as a result of it was new. Individuals stare at us, however I believe it’s as a result of after we are each dressed up we’re a handsome couple.”
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Taylor admits that she was shocked they received engaged after which tied the knot final yr, in an intimate 25-person ceremony in Cancun, Mexico.
“We discovered we had rather a lot in frequent, however I don’t suppose both of us anticipated we might get married. We thought it could be a rebound factor for us each,” the newlywed mentioned. “However, we hit it off, we like the identical music and are each outdated souls. I fell in love with him for his persona, it made him so engaging to me.”
“He’s enjoyable, outgoing, we each wish to social gathering, and he was charming. I admire his age, knowledge and likewise, the safety we now have as a pair.”
Taylor mentioned their similarities to Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas are extra apt for her than Kern.
“They’ve an identical age hole to us,” she mentioned. “She is brunette and he has silver hair, like us, however Kern is approach higher trying than Michael Douglas. Individuals have instructed us we appear like them whereas vacationing and that we’re a really placing couple.
“We’ve solely had one expertise of individuals complicated our relationship, it was after we closed on our California dwelling, the notary mentioned: ‘Your daughter can fill this out or signal right here,’” she revealed. “We began laughing and Kern instructed her, ‘She’s my spouse’ and the notary felt silly.”
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As a substitute of contemplating youngsters of their future, Taylor says they’re pleased with the liberty their life-style permits them.
“Why would I need to change at that a part of his life? Actually I really like my life, we benefit from the freedom of touring and having enjoyable collectively. Yearly we spend every week in Mexico; it’s enjoyable however it’s a celebration. We now have a whole lot of alcohol and enjoyable.”
“I’m very domesticated too. I really like being dwelling, cooking and [doing] housekeeping. We each take satisfaction in our dwelling and internet hosting,” she added.
With an age hole of 27 years between them, the couple have had to talk about the likelihood that Kern might go away earlier than her,and lay out their future plans.
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