Nowadays, blended families are more common than ever.
But what if your best friend married your dad?
One woman from Phoneix, Arizona did just that.
Taylor Lehman, who is 27, is married to her best friend’s dad, Kern, 54, who is twice her age.
She says it has taken a bit to get used to in regards to the judgey-stares but now she says she just ignores the haters.
Lehman says that her relationship is often compared to celebrities, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.
Can you guess how the two met?
Take a wild guess.
I.e. Kern’s daughter and Taylor’s best friend, Amanda.
Not. Weird. At. ALL.
Taylor went on to say how the two met.
“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 the bar.”
“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.”
Understandable as I am sure that is not an easy transition for any party involved.
Taylor continued on saying…”But over time I have gotten over that. She knows I will always be there for her in her life and problems. Kern is very handsome, and I adore how he carries himself, he’s so educated, smart and successful. Our similarities between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, I think are more apt for me than him. They have a similar age gap to us. She is brunette and he has silver hair, like us, but Kern is way better looking than Michael Douglas.”
Hey, don’t go doggin’ on Douglas like that. He looked good back in the day.
Taylor also said that not everyone was accepting of their relationship, but over time family members have embraced it.
“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 stepmom have visited us and are all fine with it.”
WAIT. Her DAD is ALSO friends with HER BEST FRIEND’S DAD?! I bet reunions are really, really trippy now.
Last year, the two made it official and were married in Cancun, Mexico, with a 25-person ceremony.
“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. 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.”
Hey, when you know, you know — right?
When broached on the subject of children, the couple responded saying they plan on enjoying each other and their freedom.
“Why would I want to change at that part of his life,” Taylor continued. “Honestly, I love my life, we enjoy the freedom of traveling and having fun together. Every year we spend a week in Mexico, it’s fun but it’s a party. We have a lot of alcohol and fun. I am very domesticated, too. Love being home, cooking and housework. We both take pride in our home and hosting.”
Kern, a retiree, says:
“Taylor has a great sense of humour, is vivacious and an old soul. She also has a huge heart and is fiercely loyal. Also, she is my best friend and is very easy to talk to about anything. I didn’t really have any reservations, and whether Amanda realizes it or not she was largely responsible for our meeting. Neither Taylor nor 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 continued, saying: “If it makes you happy and you click, it’s nobody’s business but yours and if people want to be judgmental the hell with them. Leave them in their glass house.”
Listen at the end of the day, Lin Manuel Miranda said it best…
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