As a 24-year-old woman, my 85-year-old husband is older than my grandmother – but we are considering IVF so that he can become a father for the first time.
They’re hoping to start a family despite the 61-year age gap between their husband and wife’s grandfather.
When Miracle Pogue, 24, met Charles Pogue, 85, at a launderette in 2019, they quickly became friends.
The pair are considering IVF to start a family, regardless of the 61-year age gap. Charles, who doesn’t have children, wants to leave a legacy.
A year after they met, Charles, a retired realtor, finally confessed his feelings for the nurse and proposed to her in February 2020.
As stated by the Daily Mail, Charles does not have any children and wants to make sure he leaves a generation for his wife’s family despite being a decade older than her grandfather.
Miracle says her mother, Tamika Phillips, 45, and grandfather, Joe Brown, 72, supported the relationship from the start after seeing how happy the pensioner made her.
“Charles used to bring in one item of clothing and only wanted me to serve him,” Miracle said.
The retired real estate agent fell in love with the nurse after a year and proposed in February 2020.
It was ‘good vibes’ between Miracle and Charles, even though Miracle knew he was older than her.
“I found out in conversation when we asked each other our date of birth, and he said he was born in 1937. When I found out I was in too deep, it was a couple of months in, and I already had feelings for him. He was my baby, and he wasn’t going anywhere,” she said.
As a result of his good looks and active lifestyle, Miracle initially thought he was around 60 or 70.
According to her, age didn’t matter to her, and all that mattered to her was the future of their new relationship.
“I don’t care if he’s 100 or 55, I like him for him. My grandad said if I was happy and it’s what I want to do then he’s happy,” Miracle said.
“My dad was like ‘hell no ma’am, not at all’. It took a lot of time to convince him but I asked him if he wanted to lose his daughter forever.”
Miracle told her father he would lose her forever if he refused to turn up for her wedding.
“I told him I needed his support and to walk me down the aisle. Once he got to meet Charles and talk to him, he loved him,” she said.
“Miracle has got a lot going for her. She’s got her life in order, she’s great,” Charles told the Daily Mail.
“There’s no problem with the age difference,” he adds.
During their wedding in July 2022, the couple described it as their best day ever.
Apparently, Charles doesn’t care much about the comments people make online.
“We just let them do their thing. We’re very happy together. We’re looking forward to starting a family together,” he said.