By Rafaela Kuznec @RafaelaKuznec

A MARRIED COUPLE with a 30 year age gap hasn’t let their age difference get in the way of their relationship and has recently welcomed a baby girl

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Wesleigh, 24, and Vince, 54, from Little Rock, Arkansas, met each other online and have been together for three years.

Vince is divorced and has a son from his previous marriage who is two years older than his new wife – but that didn't stop the couple from starting a romance.

Wesleigh said she was always interested in older men and was looking for a protective, older male figure to fill the emotional void left when her father passed away when she was a child.

Vince told Barcroft TV: “I was attracted to her blonde hair, she had a beautiful smile and then, of course, she used the word Disney in her profile and I thought ‘Well, she has to be a Disney fan, otherwise everything is off, because I’m kind of a Disney aficionado.’”

His wife Wesleigh said that she has never been attracted to men of her age and has only dated older men.

Wesleigh said: “I wasn’t really interested in what a man of my age could offer me family-wise, and when I met Vince I fell in love with him because he is a different type of man.”

Vince has never dated significantly younger women and admitted that this is his first age gap relationship.

He said said: “I have never really thought that it would be a long-term thing.

“There were some things in my previous marriage that were lacking and I felt that a younger girl would be able to provide those for me, but at the time I didn’t realise that I was going to fall so hard for Wesleigh.”

Wesleigh’s mother, Paige - who is only a year younger than her son in law - said that it took her a while to get used to her daughter’s husband, even though she knew that Wesleigh has always been interested in older men.

Paige told Barcroft TV: “Wesleigh has never done anything by the book.

"As a mom, you want your kids to comply but you want them to do their own thing and find their own place."

The couple admitted that their romance has raised some eyebrows.

Wesleigh said: “A lot of middle-aged women think that I am with Vince just for money, because of the way I look.

“I feel like if I look different then your typical cheerleader or whatever girl next door then we probably wouldn’t get as many nasty looks.”

Vince added: “To be someone younger especially that much, 30 years younger than you it’s not the norm and when things are not the norm many people will feel uncomfortable, just don't want to associate with you.”

Vince and Wesleigh said that, despite a significant age difference, their sex life is great.

Wesleigh said: “Sex with an older man is better, that is something that you don’t get from somebody your age, they don’t really care or they just assume that they are doing it right and women are very complex creatures.”

Vince added: “Wesleigh is very intimate, she is very loving, she treats me like a man, she makes sure that all of my needs are met, she also makes me feel loved which is very important, sex without love is not really a connection.”

Because of Vince’s age, doctors thought that the couple wouldn’t be able to have kids, and despite that their daughter wasn’t planned, she was a very pleasant surprise for both parents.

Wesleigh said that motherhood has changed her.

Vince is divorced and has a 26-year-old son, Jeff, who, according to the couple, gets along very well with his new two-year younger stepmother.

Speaking about what the future might bring, Vince said: “Having the age gap and knowing that I have a young wife and a very young daughter at my age, the depressing part for me is the fact that I won’t be able to see her as a grown up and maybe I won’t be able to see her having children.”

The Disney-obsessed couple, for whom age is really just a number, are deeply in love and say that they complete each one.

Wesleigh said: “I have somebody that is constantly guiding me in the right direction. If I need advice I don’t really need to go to my mom, I can go to Vince.

"I have somebody there to constantly provide support for me which I wouldn’t get if I was with somebody of my own age.”

Vince added: “I have a number of different hats now as supposed to just being a husband, I kind of feel like I am a mentor.

"I feel like I can teach and bring items into Leslie’s life that I have gone through and my experiences to somewhat make her a better person.”