He jokingly refers to her as his "child bride."
Although I'm a 41-year-old woman, thoughts of lead vocalist Joe Elliot belting out tunes about wine, war and wanton desire left me giddy inside. Suddenly, I found myself in a state of flux. In one hand I held an invitation to return to my 1980s youth and in the other, I held the electric bill.
At the time, I was in my 30s and he was in his 50s. I was well aware that he had children who were my age. Likewise, he knew that while I was in high school, he was already married and established in his profession.
My kids make faces and say, "That's so gross!" when I tell them that I was in college when my husband, their step-dad, was in middle school. We get a good laugh out of that! The reality is that I am only five years (almost to the day) older than he is.
When Hugh Hefner married former "runaway bride" Crystal Harris on New Year's Eve, family, friends and fans everywhere thought "Congratulations!" "Finally!" and "He's how much older than she is?"