24-yr-old makes headlines for marrying white man 61 yrs her senior. They also want to start a family

Francis Akhalbey February 07, 2023
Miracle Pogue, 24, is married to an 85-year-old man -- Photo Credit: Kennedy News

A 24-year-old Mississippi woman, who is married to a man 61 years her senior, says she’ll love to have two kids with her husband. In an interview with Kennedy News, Miracle Pogue said her husband’s age wasn’t a determining factor when they started their relationship.

Miracle’s husband, Charles, is 85. The couple became friends in 2019 after meeting in Starkville. Their friendship ultimately evolved into love a year later. Charles popped the question in February 2020, and the couple tied the knot last year.

Touching on the moment she got to know about her husband’s age, Miracle said she “found out in conversation when we asked each other our date of birth and he said he was born in 1937.”

“I never even placed his age, we just wanted to see how it went. I don’t care if he’s 100 or 55, I like him for him. I thought he was maybe 60 or 70 because he looks so good,” the 24-year-old added. “He’s always up and active.”

And though Charles is also older than Miracle’s grandfather, she said the latter – who is 72 – and her mother were supportive when they became aware of their romantic relationship. She, however, said her 47-year-old father was initially not in support of their relationship.

“My grandad said if I was happy and it’s what I want to do then he’s happy. My dad was like ‘hell no ma’am, not at all,’” she said. “It took a lot of time to convince him.”

“If he didn’t come to my wedding, he would have lost me forever,” the bride added. “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.”

Charles also had good things to say about his wife, describing her as someone who “has got a lot going for her.” “She’s got her life in order, she’s great,” he continued. “The wedding day was wonderful, it was the best day of my life. There’s no problem with the age difference.”

“People making comments online doesn’t make a difference, we just let them do their thing,” the 85-year-old added. “We’re very happy together. We’re looking forward to starting a family together.”

Miracle said wants to start a family with her husband. “I want him to have another generation. We’re looking to go to an IVF clinic to talk about our options,” she told Kennedy News

“We went to an IVF clinic before but we really felt the pre-judgment even though they don’t know me and it was quite overwhelming,” she added. “Now I’m forgetting it as long as they give me my baby. Maybe Charles’s age will stop us from having children but I have an open mind, it may not work.”

And though Miracle said her husband is always up and active, she admitted she sometimes gets concerned about his health. “At Thanksgiving he got COVID and I broke down, I prepared myself, but the way he gets up and goes every day he’s not going anywhere,” she said. “We prepare for things and he says he might not be here in five years. I tell him he will and he’ll outlive us all.”

She added: “I know realistically I’ll be around longer than him so I try to live and have fun and experience as much as I can with him. We try to live it up. He’s my knight in shining armor.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: February 7, 2023


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