History Main / MayDecemberRomance

25th Jun '16 1:25:27 PM talltalltree
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Creator/VCAndrews has several examples in her novels, but probably the most notable one is in the Dollanganger series, where Garland Foxworth (in his 70s) married 16-year-old Alicia, who was genuinely in love with him and was more than a decade younger than his son Malcolm.
25th Jun '16 1:22:05 PM talltalltree
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In ''Katy'', by the same author, it's noted that Katy's middle-aged father is much older than both his wives were.
20th Jun '16 11:31:39 AM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BillyJoel married 23-year-old Katie Lee. At the time of the wedding, Joel was 55. Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, then 18, served as maid-of-honor.

to:

* BillyJoel Music/BillyJoel married 23-year-old Katie Lee. At the time of the wedding, Joel was 55. Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, then 18, served as maid-of-honor.
15th Jun '16 6:59:38 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' is a fine example, though it's never said exactly how old Doc and Clara really are. Even so, it's clear to the naked eye alone that Clara is somewhere between 30 and 40, while Doc is at least in his mid-60's or older. (The script for the original film sets his age at 65, which would make him 66 or 67 in Part III; The TelltaleGames sequel puts his age at 71-72 during Part III.) It's especially telling that there's an undeniable age difference between the two, even taking into account the face lift Doc mentioned getting in ''Part II''.

to:

* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' is a fine example, though it's never said exactly how old Doc and Clara really are. Even so, it's clear to the naked eye alone that Clara is somewhere between 30 and 40, while Doc is at least in his mid-60's or older. (The script for the original film sets his age at 65, which would make him 66 or 67 in Part III; The TelltaleGames the Creator/TelltaleGames sequel puts his age at 71-72 during Part III.) It's especially telling that there's an undeniable age difference between the two, even taking into account the face lift Doc mentioned getting in ''Part II''.
15th Jun '16 6:21:02 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': Lady Edith Crawley (in her 20s) and Sir Anthony Strallan (in his 50s, and widowed). Within her family, this was actually considered a fairly decent match for Edith before [[WorldWarI the War]], in large part because her family thought Edith, being "less pretty" than her sisters and a bit tomboyish and abrasive to boot, couldn't do any better than a middle-aged widower. After the War, though, Sir Anthony came back with a crippled arm, and the family decided--and Sir Anthony recognised--that the match was no longer any good, as Edith would have to be a nursemaid to him rather than a wife. Edith refused to believe this until Sir Anthony jilted her at the altar.

to:

* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': Lady Edith Crawley (in her 20s) and Sir Anthony Strallan (in his 50s, and widowed). Within her family, this was actually considered a fairly decent match for Edith before [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the War]], in large part because her family thought Edith, being "less pretty" than her sisters and a bit tomboyish and abrasive to boot, couldn't do any better than a middle-aged widower. After the War, though, Sir Anthony came back with a crippled arm, and the family decided--and Sir Anthony recognised--that the match was no longer any good, as Edith would have to be a nursemaid to him rather than a wife. Edith refused to believe this until Sir Anthony jilted her at the altar.
15th Jun '16 2:56:05 PM roxana
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England and widow of Henry V the Holy Roman Emperor, was married to Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou. She was twenty-six, he was fifteen. They were not happy though they managed to produce three sons and found the House of Plantagenet.
** Matilda's son Henry II was eighteen when he married Eleanor of Aquitaine who was thirty. This marriage actually was quite happy for many years but eventually turned sour resulting in a combined succession crisis and civil war.
13th Jun '16 10:20:38 PM NESBoy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "Rome-Old and Julie-Eh" revolves around the romance and marriage of Abe Simpson and Selma Bouvier, their ages separated by nearly two decades. Their marriage didn't work out, due to Abe's senility leading to the ruination of their kitchen and Selma finding her new job as a department manager too stressful.
13th Jun '16 9:54:47 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''The Song of the Cardinal'', the main character's parents are described as "a tough old widower of many experiences and variable temper" and "a fine, plump young female."

to:

* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''The Song of the Cardinal'', ''Literature/TheSongOfTheCardinal'', the main character's parents are described as "a tough old widower of many experiences and variable temper" and "a fine, plump young female."
6th Jun '16 9:37:59 AM MsChibi
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* A man who takes a much younger and prettier TrophyWife or [[TheMistress mistress]].
4th Jun '16 3:48:54 AM DoctorNemesis
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. [[NonindicativeName Despite her name,]] [[MrsRobinson she's the "December" half.]] And the narrator is well aware that he's nothing more than a jerk to her, but he's too in love to leave her.

to:

* "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. [[NonindicativeName Despite her name,]] [[MrsRobinson she's the "December" half.]] And the narrator is well aware that he's she's nothing more than a jerk to her, him, but he's too in love to leave her.
This list shows the last 10 events of 1239. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.MayDecemberRomance