Age ain’t nothin’ but a number!
Former Senator of Pennsylvania Harris Wofford didn’t foresee himself ever getting remarried when his wife Clare Lindgren succumbed to her acute leukemia back in 1996.
Well, not only is the 90-year-old politician getting married again this weekend… he’s marrying a man!
Harris wrote a rather personal op-ed for The New York Times on Sunday where he announced that he and 40-year-old Matthew Charlton will be tying the knot this Saturday, saying:
“At age 70, I did not imagine that I would fall in love again and remarry. But the past 20 years have made my life a story of two great loves.”
What a cute sentiment for both Clare and Matthew!
The couple has been dating since 2001 when they met on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and we’re hearing that Harris’ three kids don’t mind that their soon-to-be step-dad is younger than them.
But what makes this story even more heartwarming is that Harris doesn’t have any hangups about loving both a man and a woman in his lifetime, saying:
“Too often, our society seeks to label people by pinning them on the wall — straight, gay or in between. I don’t categorize myself based on the gender of those I love. I had a half-century of marriage with a wonderful woman, and now am lucky for a second time to have found happiness.
Such wise words.
Congrats again, Harris and Matthew!
[Image via World Learning.]