A couple who fell madly in love, despite having nearly six decades, now say they want to have children.
Funeral director Alexis Tadlock, 24, from Sheridan, Arkansas, first glanced at her husband Charles Tadlock, 79 when he attended the church she did with his wife Kathy.
After Kathy, 77, died tragically from lung disease in September 2017, Alexis said she soon saw how lonely Charles had become – so the couple started chatting and became good friends.
Love flourished quickly and in October 2018 Charles had suggested.
The couple say that their unusual relationship dynamically means that people automatically assume that he is her grandfather and that they are desperate to have children so that part of him will live when he dies.
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Age is nothing but a figure for Alexis Tadlock, 24, from Sheridan, Arkansas, who married her husband Charles in December last December after making a friendship after the death of his wife Kathy in September 2017
After first meeting in the church, love for the unlikely couple blossomed and less than a year after Charles & wife Kathy died of lung disease, the couple had confirmed their love and suggested Charles
The couple say that Alexis is often seen as the granddaughter of his husband or his caregiver
After almost a year getting to know each other, funeral director Alexis said she was starting to develop feelings against the headmaster Charles, despite being 55 years older.
And Alexis said she was completely thrilled when she felt her new beau in the same way and opened the question in October 2018 – with the beloved couple only two months later.
Although newlyweds said they have experienced some setback due to their age difference of more than half a century, they are happier than ever – and even want to have children.
An old photo of Charles and his wife Kathy, long before Alexis was born
From different eras: Charles was taken in a black-and-white photo when he was a young boy. Right: Alexis depicted as a little girl in the nineties
Alexis said: “We first met in church when he visited his wife Kathy. She and I were good friends and I was very sad when she died.
& # 39; I have never had much to do with Charles, but one day I saw him sitting alone in church and he was crying.
& # 39; I went to comfort him, and we talked for centuries. Then we became good friends and we went out to do things and just hang out.
& # 39; In the end, I think we became dependent on each other and my feelings really started to grow as we spent more time.
Blessed bliss: the couple had only been married two months after Charles proposed (cut into their wedding cake)
Charles & # 39; youngest child, aged 48, is Alexis' double age, but the happy retiree says you need love & # 39; no matter how old you are & # 39;
I am generally the one who tells people that we are married, and often they don't really know what to say. They look very shocked.
& # 39; But I never thought anything could happen to us. I tried to set it up with an older lady, but he refused to even go on a date.
& # 39; Then he asked if I wanted to meet a younger man. But I could not imagine that I would ever leave him and find a younger man.
& # 39; One day he told me how much he missed me. I asked him if he ever felt that way about someone else and he said: & # 39; only my wife & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We have admitted our feelings toward each other and our relationship has just finished. I was very happy when he asked the question and we were married two months later.
& # 39; He is the best husband I could have asked for and we love each other very much. Were very happy. & # 39;
Alexis said that when she first told her family and friends about her engagement, there were & # 39; mixed responses & # 39; were – and while most were happy for them, she said that others were completely against it & # 39 ;.
The young woman added that she and her husband's 55-year age gap did not stop her from revelations of affection, but said it could attract looks from strangers.
Charles and his now deceased wife Kathy; the couple attended the same church as Alexis and met her for the first time in 2015, two years before Kathy's death in 2017
Alexis said: & # 39; When I told people that Charles and I were getting married, many of my friends said he would make me happy, then I should go for it.
& # 39; Most were very supportive, but I did have a few people who did not agree at all. They became very hateful to me.
& # 39; Most people think I am his granddaughter. Or they may think that I am his nurse or caretaker.
& # 39; I am generally the one who tells people that we are married and often they do not know what to say. They look very shocked.
& # 39; We don't make a point of it. Many people in age relationships feel that they cannot hold each other or stay close to each other because of what others will think.
Alexis says the couple is now planning to have children because & # 39; If he dies, I have nothing left of him & # 39;
& # 39; But we do nothing else in public. I will kiss his cheek and we will hold each other's hands.
& # 39; I will lay my head on him and pretend there is nobody. I really don't care what others think. & # 39;
Alexis revealed that sometimes she feels sad because she knows her husband will probably die before she wants to – but said a baby with Charles is a way to & # 39; forever be a part of him & # 39; to be.
And although Alexis said that her desire to have children with Charles – who turns 80 in August – has given rise to a cruel reaction, she has not prevented her from trying – and added that she has always wanted to be a mother .
She said: & # 39; Many people get angry because they assume that Charles can't give me children because of his age.
& # 39; But that is not true at all. We have been tested, and in fact I have some fertility issues that we are working on.
& # 39; We want to have a baby. I have been told that I am selfish when I have a child with him because they can grow up without a father.
& # 39; But if he dies, I will have none of him. I need something from him to be able to contribute for the rest of my life.
The couple say they have had fertility tests and it is Alexis who has a problem, not her husband
& # 39; There is no other place I would rather be at the moment and there is no one in this world with whom I would rather be married.
& # 39; Charles treats me better than all the guys I dated in their twenties. He has old-fashioned values and is a true gentleman.
& # 39; He is the best partner and is perfect for me. There is nothing about him that I would change.
& # 39; We love each other very much and make each other happy every day. Those are all things. & # 39;
Charles, who is two adult children aged 48 and 54, said: & There are some old people who have young souls and some young people have old souls.
& # 39; I feel much younger inside. The age difference does not affect our marriage. No matter how old you are, everyone still needs love. & # 39;
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