How Old is Too Old? How Young is Too Young?

Catherine Zeta Jones married a man 25 years her senior; Brigitte Macron, the first lady of France, married one 24 years younger. Vive la difference! One way to increase your pool of potential husbands is to expand your age criteria. Celebrities have been doing it for years.  George Clooney is 17 years older than wife Amal; Kris Jenner' ex-boyfriend Corey Gamble was 25 years her junior, and Ellen DeGeneres has 15 years on wife Portia de Rossi.  In Husbands: An Owner's Manual, I tell the story of Barbara who dated a man 17 years older than herself. Her next boyfriend was 17 years younger. The older boyfriend took her [...]

Take it from Someone Who Knows: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Marriage Advice

  When it comes to husbands, there's not much that Zsa Zsa Gabor, who had nine, didn't know. Famous for being famous, the Hungarian born celebrity died last December at 99. You would be hard pressed to find someone today more knowledgeable about the selection and maintenance of husbands. (Although Jennifer Lopez appears to be in the running.) In lieu of social media, Zsa Zsa shared her views with reporters, gossip columnists and talk-show hosts. Here are seven of her best quotes on the topic.  “How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?” “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.” [...]


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