Marjorie Hemmerde is dating a man 33 years younger, but no one is accusing her of robbing the cradle.
Hemmerde is 106 and her “boy toy,” Gavin Crawford, is 73. The two have managed to find love despite their massive age difference.
The two met three years ago at Kew Gardens, an old folks home in the Australian town of Kew, Victoria, and are now inseparable, according to News.com.au.
“We just sort of melted into each other,” she said. “We get along like old friends, the age gap doesn’t seem to matter.”
Neither Hemmerde nor Crawford have been married, but he said true love was worth waiting for.
“Marjorie is very outgoing and has good outlook in life,” he said, according to the Daily Telegraph. “She is always very cheerful and appreciative and we laugh together all the time. I think we both have learned that life is far too short not to enjoy it.”
However, don’t expect the couple to, in the words of Beyonce, “put a ring on it.”
“I’m too irresponsible,” Hemmerde said, according to PerthNow.com. “I quite like living in sin.”
If they change their minds and get hitched, Hemmerde and Crawford would have a lot of work to catch up with the oldest married couple ever. Guinness World Records said that distinction is held by Karl Dolven Haug and his wife Gudren, who were a combined 210 years old (and 65 days), when she died in April, 2004.
The honor for the couple with the biggest age difference goes to Gertrude Grubb and John Janeway. She was 18 when she married the 81-year-old Civil War vet on June 9, 1927, a Guinness spokeswoman told The Huffington Post.
Source: Huffington Post