What would you do if your best friend married your dad? For one 27-year-old woman, marrying her bestie’s pops was the best decision she says she’s ever made.
Amanda, 30, introduced her 27-year-old best friend Taylor to her 52-year-old dad #KernLehman. “I thought he was very handsome,” Taylor, who’s from Phoenix, Arizona, told Caters News Agency. “When we first met, I worked with Kern’s daughter, she was my best friend and he was married at the time. I was also in a relationship.” At first, Taylor says the idea of being interested in her friend’s dad was uneasy but she eventually “got over that.”
“At the beginning, my parents were kind of concerned, my mom was upset that this was my friend’s dad, but they know I’ve always dated older men,” she said. “Now Amanda and their families approve of their marriage.” Taylor says people notice she and Kern’s 25-year age difference but she says she’s fine with it and thinks of her relationship as the more attractive version of #CatherineZetaJones and #MichaelDouglas. “[Zeta-Jones is] brunette and he has silver hair, like us, but Kern is way better looking than Michael Douglas.”
She refers to meeting Kern as love at first sight. “But, we hit it off, we like the same music and are both old souls. I fell in love with him for his personality, it made him so attractive to me,” she said. “He is fun, outgoing, we both like to party, and he was charming.” The two don’t plan on having children but they have discussed the possibility of Kern dying before Taylor. “We met with a trust and will attorney, it’s something not a lot of mid-20s women have to deal with and it’s pretty hard,” Taylor said. “But who knows what will happen. Tomorrow is never promised. I could go first tomorrow by a freak accident or anything.”
At the end of it all, Kern says age really isn’t anything but a number. “If it makes you happy and you click, it’s nobody’s business but yours and if people want to be judgmental, the hell with them,” he said. “Leave them in their glass house.”