Here are 2 stories from The Star this week. The first story is about Mohd Riduan, a 27 year security officer who married Hasnah Abdullah, a 47 year old widow with 5 children and a 10 month old grandson. The bridegroom's family initially objected to the union but later relented and chose not to attend the wedding reception. The bride's children were shocked at the idea of their mother marrying such a young man, but after listening to her reasons they accepted their new step-father as part of the family.
The second story is about a 26 year old TV personality, Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim, who married the 58 year old Sultan of Brunei. There is no mention of objection from the young lady's family to their daughter marrying a much older man!! :-) I doubt there was much objection if any at all.
What's the moral of the story? An older man can marry a much younger woman if he wants to. An older woman can also marry a much younger man if she wants to. :-)