It seems there is no end to women getting married to their grandfathers as recently a 24-year-old woman tied the knot with an 84-year-old Russian actor.
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An 84-year-old Russian actor famous for more than 140 roles in Soviet and Russian films has announced he plans to start a family with his new wife who is 60 years his junior.
The Russian actor Ivan Krasko is famous for more than 140 roles in Soviet and Russian films, and he is excited as well to start a family with his new wife who is 60 years his junior.
Legendary Russian actor Krasko married his 24-year-old fiancée Natalia Shevel, a former student of his, in a secret ceremony attended only by close friends and family yesterday in St Petersburg.
Despite criticism from many, the pair described their relationship in an interview with Russian media as a 'match made in heaven'
They met while the father-of-six was teaching at university and Ms Shevel, one of his students, began writing him poetry which he said had made a 'huge impression' on him.
The actor, who has been married three times before, said: 'As a result of her words, I started to feel like a man in a way that I thought had long since vanished. But it was like being rebooted, and something which was missing returned.'
In the interview shortly before the ceremony the pair said they feel they cannot spend a single day apart and are living together in the actor's apartment in central Moscow.
Mr Krasko, who will turn 85 in two weeks, added that the relationship prior to their marriage remained platonic, but he now hopes they will have a family together as they 'both wanted children.
The grandfather-of-three said: 'Naturally she has some worries about the future, but for me this is an exciting new time in my life.'
When a journalist implied the marriage was simply a publicity stunt by the young woman to shortcut the usual career ladder by linking herself with a famous fiance, Mr Krasko rejected the idea.
He said that it was a fact that she was currently unemployed but added he would not be attempting to boost her career saying: 'An actor is always best off when they work on their name and by creating their brand on their own.'
The couple had a quiet wedding and they only invited close relatives and friends.
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