When a younger woman marries an older man, one of the first questions that comes up is whether or not they’ll have kids. It’s a hot topic because, while younger brides may be at the prime age for motherhood, often their older husbands have either decided they don’t want kids, or have already done the dad thing—and have no intentions of doing it all over again.
When Charlene Lynette Wittstock, 35, married 55-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco in 2011, not only did she become a princess, but she also took on the title of stepmother to his two illegitimate children. Now she’s thinking of having kids of her own. “We had a big wedding. It was a big adjustment after that,” she told the newspaper Sunday World. “Now I’m settled and I think kids will come. I don’t put any pressure on myself. If it happens, it happens.”
It’s hard to say if there will be tiny footsteps in the royal palace any time soon, because shortly after her interview with Sunday World, several European publications speculated that Princess Charlene was getting a little too close with rugby player Byron Kelleher while visiting South Africa. Kelleher and the princess are only a year apart, which sheds light on a whole other issue with younger women and older men—will she eventually fall for someone in her own age group?
“Princess Charlene says she is ready to have children,” Hello! Magazine; http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013050712451/princess-charlene-interview-motherhood/, last accessed May 24, 2013.