A May-December Romance

Back in 1955, it caused some controversy when Count William Aubrey Tealdi married Princess Lidia Maria Antonia Carraciolo di Torella, the reason being that he was 74 and she was 14. They had to get a special papal dispensation to allow the marriage. Predictably, he was rich, while her family (though Italian royalty) had fallen on hard times. [google news]

But the strange thing is that despite the huge difference in age, the marriage proved to be a success. A follow-up story that ran in papers in 1966, when she was 25 and he was 85, reported that the couple had three children by that time, and he was hoping to have more. She declared herself to be "the happiest woman in the world."

I don't know when Count Tealdi died, but it's quite likely she's still alive. After all, she'd only be in her early seventies — not yet the age the Count was when he married her!
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 18, 2013
     Category: Elderly | Husbands | Wives | 1950s

May - December Romance? It looks more like February - December.

Did you hear about the guy who wanted to make change and exchanged his forty year old wife for two twenties?
Posted by KDP on 03/18/13 at 12:52 PM
I wonder if this old goat ever got some Goat Glands:
The dates are a bit off-20 years.
Posted by Roland on 03/18/13 at 01:15 PM
I'm wanting another additional wife. I'm very close but ......... 😕
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/18/13 at 05:18 PM
I hope he didn't burn out! Was he wired to take two-twenty?
Posted by Captain DaFt on 03/18/13 at 10:37 PM
Today if a 16 year old has sex with a 14 year old the 16 year old goes to jail and get put on a sex offender list forever. My my how things have changed.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/18/13 at 11:01 PM
I'm thinkin' a "paternity test" to see if this guy gets the kudos or not.

Lookie what I found!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/19/13 at 12:42 AM
There's a thought Expat, didn't even cross my mind surprisingly.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/13 at 12:49 AM
My 1st thought cast back to the old joke about stuffing a wet noodle up a wildcat's a$$.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/19/13 at 01:48 AM
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