She is 19, he is 62 … Between Samantha and JR is an age difference of no less than 43 years. However, the enormous gap did not stop them from marrying a year ago. Unfortunately, not everything is for the pies and free. “Every day we hear some hurtful comments, that has to stop,” it sounds.
“Usually they think that he is my grandfather, that can really annoy me,” says Samantha. “But it can be even better: if we hold hands or kiss each other in public, they call him a child molester or a pedophile. As soon as we dare to leave our house, we are confronted with criticism. And that is tiring.”
“We already receive little support from our friends and family. If strangers still start to get involved, it just gets too much. Everyone must realize that we are happily married and that we are serious about this. So stop just making gratuitous comments.”
Samantha and JR got to know each other through some mutual friends. After a few months, the spark really hit. “It was his looks that he did,” makes the young lady clear. “In addition, he presented himself as a true gentleman. He is fantastic with words, something I had never discovered in a man before.”
“In the past, I have had a few sweethearts that were more like my age. But I found them immature and time again. How to treat their partner? They have no idea of that.”
“With JR, it feels completely different. He treats me like a queen. I would not want to change anything about him or our relationship.”
Because of the tumult in her family, Samantha felt obliged to rent her own home in Berryville (Arkansas). After a while, JR-now already retired by the way- lived with her. Six months ago Samantha and JR bought their first joint home in Wichita (Kansas).
Samantha and JR already gave each other the yes on January 8, 2018, now the next step is thought. “JR has a child from a previous relationship, but we certainly want to expand our own family. It feels good right now, we would welcome a son or daughter with open arms.”
“If the baby is there, I hope that those hurtful comments will stop. That little one cannot grow up in such a negative environment. By sharing our story, we hope people will realize that our relationship is absolutely not meant as a joke.”