54-year-old man marries daughter's best friend 27 years his junior
Taylor Lehman from Phoenix met her 54-year-old husband Kern nearly five years ago through his 30-year-old daughter Amanda
A 27-year-old woman from Arizona recently revealed how she met her husband who is twice her age. Taylor Lehman says she met her husband Kern through his daughter who is Lehman's best friend.
Lehman, who is from Phoenix, met her 54-year-old husband nearly five years ago through his 30-year-old daughter Amanda. Lehman says that her friendship with Amanda nearly hit the rocks when she started dating her father.
The couple, who are often called Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas because of their age difference, hit it off five years ago and noticed an instant attraction, despite being in separate relationships at the time.
"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," Lehman said, according to the Daily Mail.
"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," the 27-year-old added.
Lehman also talked about their initial courtship days and said that when they got to talking, they found out that they had a lot in common.
"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," Lehman said.
"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," she added.
Lehman also said that people have confused her to be Kern's daughter. "We've only had one experience of people confusing our relationship, it was when we closed on our California home and the notary said, 'Your daughter can fill this out or sign here', and we started laughing and Kern told her, "She's my wife", and the notary felt stupid."
"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," she said.
Kern says that he instantly connected with his daughter's friend because he saw she was "an old soul with a huge heart and fiercely loyal." He also said that whether his daughter realizes it or not, she was the one who made them meet.
"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," Kern said.