My BIL was 37 when he married his wife (yep, his first and only marriage), who was 19 at the time. Besides the usual “cradle robbing” jokes, a lot of people made comments about what a shame it was that one of them would be widowed at a young age.
They were right: after 10 years of a beautiful marriage and 3 beautiful children, my BIL’s WIFE died at the age of 29 from primary pulmonary hypertension, leaving my BIL to raise their 3 kids (the youngest who was 2) on his own at the age of 47.
Sorry, what was the question again???
FYI, my dad is eight years older than my mom… and they had their last child when Mom was 41 and Dad was 49. This year, they’ll have been married almost 56 years.