Married couple with 61-year age gap are trying for first kid despite him being older than her grandfather
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A couple with a 61-year age gap say they are going to try to start a family and are looking into IVF to make their dream come true.
Miracle Pogue, 24, met Charles Pogue, 85, in 2019 when she was working in a laundrette and, after the pair hit it off, retired estate agent Charles popped the question in February 2020.
Recalling how they met and fell in love, Miracle, from Starkville in Mississippi, said: "Charles used to bring in one item of clothing and only wanted me to serve him.
"One day he waltzed in there and threw a piece of paper down and said 'write down your number' like he's a player. He was my knight in shining armour.
"We had a good vibe going, he didn't make me feel weird. It was good conversation, he made me feel comfortable.
"I knew he was older but I didn't know his age exactly.
"When I found out I was in too deep, it was a couple of months in and I already had feelings for him. He was my baby and he wasn't going anywhere.
"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. He's always up and active.”
Miracle says her mother Tamika Phillips, 45, and grandad Joe Brown, 72, were supportive of their relationship from the get-go, but admitted that her dad Kareem Phillips, 47, took a little bit longer to come around but he eventually accepted the couple and even walked his daughter down the aisle when she and Charles got hitched.
Miracle said: "I want him to have another generation. We're looking to go to an IVF clinic to talk about our options.
"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.
"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.
"I worry about Charles. 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.
"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.
"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."