David Hasselhoff, 70, and Hayley Roberts, 42, ignore age gap as duo packs on the PDA at MTV EMAs 2022
The 'Baywatch' alum, 70, looked handsome in a black suit with a white shirt, while his Welsh model wife, 42, was spotted in a black dress with multiple cutouts
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY: David Hasselhoff and his wife Hayley Roberts were spotted on the red carpet of MTV EMAs 2022 on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at PSD Bank Dome in Germany. The couple even kissed as they posed for photographs on the red carpet of the star-studded event.
The 'Baywatch' alum, 70, looked handsome in his black suit, while his Welsh model wife, 42, was spotted in a black dress with multiple cutouts, according to the Daily Mail. The romantic couple has an age gap of 28 years, however, their love story is always one of a kind.
How did the couple meet?
According to multiple reports, the actor met Roberts during the 2011 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions in Cardiff. The Welsh model, who was then a sales assistant in a Debenhams department store, approached the star for an autograph. However, Hasselhoff tricked her, saying that he would give her the autograph only if she was willing to give her number. The duo then started talking and eventually fell in love. Roberts and Hasselhoff dated for almost seven years before getting engaged in 2016. The couple got married in 2018.
The 28-year age gap
Though the couple has great chemistry, one of the major factors discussed by people about them is their 28-year age gap. Roberts once said, "I don't want to miss out on being with someone I love because of what might happen down the line," reported smoothradio.com. Meanwhile, according to The Sun, Hasselhoff claimed earlier, "To be honest, the reason I haven’t got married yet is that I know it’s not going to be a perfect relationship. We’re not going to grow old together, let’s face it. Sometimes I think I love her enough to say, ‘Go and find a man of your age and have a life. We had a great time and we love each other but...’That would be horrible, and it would probably take years to get over."
According to Daily Mail, the former 'Baywatch' star had strong feelings for Roberts and said, "I don't want her to get away. I want to trap her, because this is one that I really love, and this is the one when I got down on my knees and said, “Will you marry me?” It was from my heart. It wasn't an ultimatum. My other marriages were kind of like, well, you've got to get married, or there was an ultimatum. This one is something that I wanted to do."
The duo got married on July 31, 2018, in a small, private ceremony in Puglia, Italy. The guests included friends and family, along with Hasselhoff's two daughters Taylor and Hayley. "We're gonna get married, but a very small wedding with her family in Puglia, which is southern Italy. And then from there we're gonna go to the Maldives and we'll stay underwater for about two weeks," Hasselhoff told Entertainment Tonight.
Prior relationships and children
According to reports, there's no record of Roberts' previous relationships so far. However, Hasselhoff has quite a history. He fell in love and got engaged to Roberta Leighton between 1970-1971. After the couple parted ways, Hasselhoff dated Linda Morris for a year from 1988 to 1989. However, the duo parted ways.
Hasselhoff was previously married to Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff (1989-2006) and Catherine Hickland (1984-1989). Roberts and David don't have children. However, he has two daughters, Taylor and Hayley, with his former wife Pamela.