#GIST:Woman, 31, married her grandpa, 71
A woman has defended her marriage to a man 40 years her senior after being targeted by trolls over their age difference.
Victoria Wynn, 31, tied the knot with Len Wynn, 71, who she mistook for her friend’s grandad when they first met, in a town hall in Anwick near Sleaford, Lincolnshire back in June 2017.
Before they said their vows the couple had dated each other for just one month, Lincolnshire Live reported.
The whirlwind nature of their romance and the four decades that separate them has led some to aim cruel comments at the pair.
“I’ve had enough of people judging mine and Len’s relationship,” Victoria said.
“When Len asked me to marry him after four weeks, I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted him to be mine forever.
“Len may be an older man, but no one has ever made me feel as special as he has.“I don’t care about a silly number. Len makes me feel safe, and that’s all I need in a husband.”
The pair were introduced at their local pub in 2011.
“I was having drinks with my mate, Lucy, 30, when she waved Len over,” Victoria recalled.
“When I spotted his grey hair and wrinkled eyes, I thought he was her grandad – but he was actually her uncle.
“Len and I started chatting, and I realised that I felt comfortable with him.“I’d just been through an awful break up so I confided in him about being stuck living with my ex-boyfriend.
“Len comforted me and was a good listener.”
They exchanged numbers and met up for coffee the following morning, when Victoria began to pay closer attention to Len.“I couldn’t help but notice the wrinkles on his cheeks,” she said.
“Len told me he was 63 and I realised he was 40 years older than me. But I didn’t care, it was nice having someone to talk to.
“He told me he’d been married once before and he had three children who were all in their 30s.
“We discovered we had a shared love of gaming and films.
“I couldn’t believe how much we had in common despite the age difference.”