Umm… this really takes the cake.
As you may already know, the legendary singer Tony Bennett is married to Susan Benedetto, a woman forty years his junior.
While the duo’s age gap is scandalous enough as it is, Bennett really got people talking when he revealed exactly how the pair met. The icon recently made the stunning admission in his new memoir titled, Just Getting Started.
According to Tony, he first met Susan’s parents Dayl and Marion Crow at backstage meet-and-greet at one of his concerts back in 1966. The trio had posed for a picture together and then went on to live their lives for the next nineteen years.
At first glance, the story is pretty typical… until you realize that Marion was PREGNANT with Susan at the time of the group’s meeting!
The 90-year-old revealed:
“As fate would have it, Marion was pregnant at the time with ├óΓé¼┬ª Susan! It’s a photo we all laugh about [now], knowing the incredible turn of events that followed.”
Oh yes, what a knee-slapper! There’s nothing more hilarious than meeting your future spouse when they’re still a fetus!
As for how Susan managed to meet the star almost two decades later, he explained how his now-wife had put in a request to meet him backstage at one of his concerts and things quickly progressed from there:
“The request was sent to me, and it tickled me that someone of her age was so devoted to my music. I not only agreed to say hello to her backstage but asked her to be my date for the evening, and that’s how it all really began ├óΓé¼┬ª foreshadowed by a backstage photo taken in 1966!”
Damn… we guess this relationship really was meant to be! We guess good things can start in the most bizarre and unexpected of ways.
Following a twenty year courtship, the pair finally tied the knot in 2007.
Despite the age difference, Tony claims things could not be better between the two, gushing
“I can’t say that we didn’t notice the age difference when we first met. But I can say that after all of these years together, we don’t notice it much now. We’re compatible in all ways.”
Well, there ya go! We don’t know what else to say!
So, what do YOU think of this bizarre tidbit?!
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