Man Marries Daughter's Best Friend Despite Their 23 Year Age Gap
| LAST UPDATE 03/15/2021
"I don't care what people say. I know what I have. They don't really know," Blue revealed. Sure enough, after marrying his daughter's best friend, even he couldn't have predicted the madness that'd ensue.
Happier Than Ever
Becki and Blue Price first crossed paths 10+ years ago. Since then? Their lives have never been the same. But they wouldn't want it any other way. In fact, the unconventional couple is actually "happier than ever."
But they didn't get their happy ending without a few bumps along the way. From their massive age gap to the army of skeptics that soon called for, the Prices have had one whirlwind of a ride. Hang on while we walk through their remarkable journey to finding love.
Long before Becki Jones came to be Mrs. Price, her reality looked very different. At just 24-years-old, the single mother of four had already experienced more heartbreak than imaginable. But all of that was about to change, she just didn't know it yet.
Then again, how could Becki have known her job as a personal assistant would lead to finding her soulmate? Only as she continued to clock in and out of the office, there was a special somebody waiting right around the corner. No, we're not talking about Blue - we're not there just yet. As for who we're referring to?
Her Co-Worker Catherine
Catherine Lott, one of Becki's coworkers. But the truth was that she was so much more than that. And from the moment Becki stepped foot inside those office doors, she soon found that out. What happened? For starters, the two went on to form a fast bond.
But in the blink of an eye, that fast bond morphed into a new relationship: Becki and Cath had become best friends, something that'd eventually lead them down a slippery slope. Which brings us to another special somebody. Any guesses who we're referring to?
Enter Catherine's Father
Of course, we're talking about Blue Price - the other half of our controversial story. But long before he became known as Becki's husband, he held a different, coveted title: Catherine Lott's proud father. And while he loved his daughter, even he couldn't protect her from the devastation that soon struck their home.
After endless years spent building a family, he and his wife had decided to part ways; Something that left the newly divorced father feeling... lost. They were supposed to spend the rest of their lives together, weren't they? Suddenly a heartbroken Blue didn't know what to believe anymore.
The Moment Blue Met Becki
But on a fateful day in 2004, suddenly everything became clear. No, the newly divorcé hadn't planned on finding love anytime soon. But as he laid eyes on his daughter's new friend, fate had other plans. And in only a matter of time, his and Becki's love story would truly take off.
Sure, Blue was already pushing 50-years-old. But the 24-year-old single mom was like no one he'd ever seen before, that much he was sure of. And he couldn't sit back any longer. Only as he made his way over to introduce himself, he couldn't stop the panic that soon came flooding in. Would she feel the same way he did?
Love at First Sight
Safe to say, those doubts instantly vanished the minute the two got to talking. How did Becki see it? "I met Blue through [Catherine], and the rest is history really," she confessed. After crossing paths with Catherine's charismatic father, the sparks were simply undeniable.
Beckie couldn't believe the feelings she was suddenly met with. Cath's "witty and jokey" father was everything she could have wanted in a partner - and then some. For the first time in a long time, she was feeling hopeful about the future. But there was one slight problem...
Their 23-Year Age Gap
Those butterflies Becki now felt soon brought a different wave of concern. After all, there was an elephant in the room that she simply couldn't ignore: Their age-gap. 23 Long years stood in between her and Catherine's charming father; Something that left her second-guessing everything.
Yes, the sparks she had felt were all too real. But so was their difference in age. What would Becki's best friend think if she dated her father? Or better yet, what would other people think if she and Blue actually decided to head down a romantic path?
They Began Dating
She was stuck at a standstill, her mind officially running in circles. Should she deny her feelings for the sake of keeping the peace? Or would she muster up the courage to embark on her riskiest - and perhaps most rewarding - path yet? After endless hours spent grueling over the matter, she finally reached a decision.
No, it wouldn't be easy, but she couldn't ignore her heart any longer. She and Blue simply couldn't carry on without giving their love a fighting chance. Or at least that's how she put it, as they stepped out together as a couple. If only they knew what that'd soon call for.
They Faced Backlash
While Becki and Blue were busy gushing about their latest chapter, spectators also had lots to say. Unfortunately, their words didn't quite share their same optimism. From disapproving remarks to death stares out in public, the new couple's love was met with lots of hate.
Why can't people be happy if we're happy? they began to wonder. The truth? All odds were seemingly pointed against them: Becki was just 4 years older than Blue's youngest child; Her children, practically the same age as his grand-kids. And people had questions, lots of them.
Becki Lost Her Friends
It hurt, badly. How could Becki and Blue have faith in what they shared when seemingly no one else did? They felt defeated. But it wasn't just strangers behind a keyboard they now had to worry about. "I lost some friends... because they found [our relationship] weird," Becki confessed of the events that soon followed.
There was no doubt about it, the newfound couple had certainly been put to the test. But by the time 2015 came rolling around? Unfortunately, Becki and Blue's trying times had suddenly turned into an all-too-real nightmare. One they couldn't wake up from.
Her Father Passed Away
Becki was met with a devastating loss; A tragedy both she and the Jones family never saw coming. Only the words that awaited her on the other side of that telephone were all too real. And they'd go on to change her life in more ways than one. What happened?
It all happened so fast. What started as a fall, soon left her father Graham desperately fighting for his life. But sadly, the 68-year-old's battle was met with a tragic end - leaving Becki Jones fatherless; Something she couldn't bear to come to terms with. Only there was more she had yet to face.
She Took Her Father's Advice
As the heartbroken daughter said goodbye to her parent, she suddenly realized something: "Life is short" - something her father used to say to her as a child. And Becki was finally ready to live every second of it to the fullest. Her first stop on the list?
Her relationship with Blue, which suddenly made more sense than ever. Her father's death had brought a newfound appreciation for those near and dear. Which meant that despite all the obstacles they'd face along the way? Becki was more than ready to start a life with her soulmate.
They Got Engaged
But so was Blue. And as he got down on one knee to pop the question, Becki knew her father was smiling down on her from above. In fact, "it was actually his wish" to see his daughter down the aisle. And what better way to honor her late father than by doing exactly that?
But there was another thought on her mind. She and Blue wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, that much she knew. But not everybody shared her same optimism. What if her closest friends and family wouldn't attend their big day? How could she walk down the aisle without them by their side?
Their Fairy Tale Wedding
Sure enough, on a dreamy day in October, Becki and Blue exchanged "I Dos" as they braced their latest chapter yet. As for their guest list? There was not a dry eye in the room as 200 of their closest friends and family watched them become Mr. and Mrs. Price. It was truly a sight to be seen.
And just like that, all of those doubts they once felt had meant… nothing. As they stood inside their Clearwell Castle venue, Becki and Blue felt on top of the world. So long as they stuck by each other's side, nothing could possibly knock them down. Or at least that's what they thought...
A Message To the Skeptics
The truth was that their latest chapter meant so much more than simply becoming Mr. and Mrs. Sure, Becki and Blue paid tribute to her late father in a ceremony like no other. But in doing so, the newlyweds also sent a message to their skeptics; One that spoke volumes.
They say a smile is the best revenge. And for the newlyweds? They did exactly that, as they blocked out all of the negativity hurled their way. It no longer mattered what anyone had to say about them. They were the Prices now - for better or for worse.
In the course of about 10 years, Becki and Blue went from strangers to soulmates to starting a new life together. But after the Prices finally made things official, what next? What exactly did that mean for the then 36-year-old and her 59-year-old husband?
What came next was nothing but pure bliss. Becki and Blue couldn't help but bask in their new reality: They had defied just about every odd. Or so they thought. Unfortunately, they were about to learn the hard way just how challenging their new life would be.
Trouble in Paradise
After all, their status as a couple might have changed, but there was still a 23-year age gap wedged between them. And as the blissful years continued to pass them by, Becki and Blue couldn't ignore the problems that soon arose. What happened exactly?
We already know about the negative comments the newlyweds were met with online. But it wasn't long before they were met with a completely different problem. At least where Blue was concerned. And this time, it couldn't be muted or ignored once he logged offline.
Blue's Health Concerns
As the now 60-something-year-old made his way to the doctor's office, Blue was met with startling news. What happened? His physical health was officially at stake. More specifically, his knees were failing him. And he had to do something drastic... or risk never being able to walk again.
It was a scary thought. But unfortunately, it was also one he couldn't run from - literally. And he soon made the risky decision to have both of his knees replaced. But in doing so, another decision was made for him: Blue had to retire from his 40+ years as a professional carpenter.
Facing the Haters
Practically half of his life had been spent perfecting the craft. And here he was, forced to forfeit his passion. But while Blue might have struggled to accept his retirement, there were other problems on the horizon. Sure, his physical health was finally getting the attention it deserved. But what about his mental health?
The truth was that he and his new wife were exhausted. From hurtful Facebook comments to headlines, their unconventional romance was constantly being challenged. "Aww, that's nice seeing you take your granddaughter out for the day," one of many online comments read.
They Inspired Other Couples
There was no denying it: Almost everybody had an opinion on Blue and Becki's relationship. And while their amount of skeptics seemed endless, there was also a growing number of supporters. After all, the Prices weren’t the only ones defying the odds.
"I'm 48 years older than my wife, and we have been married for 8 years now and have 2 kids," one of many inspired users soon came forward. How did their supporter put it? "Life is what you make it." But he wasn't the only one with powerful words for the Prices.
How Did Their Children Feel
While onlookers wasted no time speculating about the couple, what about those who knew them best? How did Becki and Blue's children feel about their questionable relationship? Did they share mom and dad's same optimism? Or perhaps were they confused like much of the online world?
The truth was that they seemingly welcomed their blended family with open arms. Aside from Catherine - Becki's former best friend - who allegedly wasn't pleased, the Price-Jones family seemed to be adapting pretty well. And they had the pictures to show for it...
Only up From Here
From navigating Spain's beaches to hitting the ski slopes, the fun didn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. The new family seemed to be enjoying their new chapter. And they wasted no time sharing their adventures with the rest of us online. How did Blue see it?
"Becki used to get comments like 'Why are you with him?' or 'He's just an old man,'" he confessed. But now? None of that mattered anymore. "The negative comments don't bother me one bit," he assured. So long as their new family stuck together, they had all the love they needed.
Where Are They Today
Blue and Becki's remarkable love story captured the attention - and hearts - of many users around the world. But where does that leave them today? Have they continued to defy all odds as they raise a blended household? Or perhaps have their undeniable differences grown a wedge between them?
Fast forward to today, and the Prices are seemingly stronger than ever. But don't take our word for it: "We are happier than ever now," Mrs. Price proudly revealed. Becki, now 41, and her husband, 64, live together with her four children: 15, 19, 22, and 24.
As for what's next? While we can't tell you what exactly the future has in store for the Price family, we do know this: Becki and Blue will be facing their next chapter - and the obstacles it may call for - by each other's side. "This is the longest relationship I've ever had," Blue gushed.
After a seemingly endless uphill battle, they've finally made it to the other side - even stronger. "I don't care what people say. I know what I have," Mr. Price assured. Sure, their latest chapter may have been 10+ years in the making, but something tells us their story is just getting started…
From the moment Becki and Blue first crossed paths, their lives have never been the same. But since embarking on their rocky relationship, they've actually gone on to change more lives than their own. The truth? There's something beautiful to be learned from their time together.
"Life is too short," as Blue put it. In other words? "You have to enjoy your company and surroundings." Safe to say, he and his 41-year-old wife have done exactly that - even if they've earned some enemies along the way. Because after all, sometimes the best things in life are worth fighting for...