Woman with 61-year age gap to husband responds to trolls who say she’s ‘using him’
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A woman who is married to a man 61-years older than her has hit back at claims she’s with her older husband for his cash.
Miracle Pogue, 24, met Charles Pogue, 85, in 2019 while she was working in a laundrette, with Miracle saying she initially thought he was in his 60s.
Talking about how the couple 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.”
While most of their loved ones have been supportive, Miracle says her dad, Kareem Phillips, 47, took a little bit longer to come to terms with their relationship.
Although, he does now accepted their partnership and even walked Miracle down the aisle.
But while family and friends have been supportive, strangers can be a different matter altogether, and Miracle says some people have suggested she’s only with Charles for his money, which isn’t the case.
“In public I don't even care, I don't think of it as being weird, I just go about my day,” she said. “People on the internet make me feel weird.
“I get backlash from people who don't know me or love me, they just call it as they see it. I posted my man online and it blew further than I could even imagine.
“People were saying I'm using Charles, he doesn't know what's going on and saying I should be ashamed.
“Of course, people mention finances but I'm a nurse. I was starting medical school when I met him.
“I will be well off with or without Charles, it's a choice to be with him and it makes me feel good that he chooses me.
“It's so crazy that people come after me, as he's the older one. He's with me of his own free will, he chose me. I've learned it's OK for people to say how they feel, it's a free country.”