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Woman, 41, says she's trying for baby with her 74 -year-old husband

Woman, 41, says she's trying for baby with her 74 -year-old husband

The age-gap couple has been refused IVF on the NHS as they have children from previous relationships.

A 41-year-old woman has announced that she's come off contraception in a bid to have a baby with her 74-year-old husband.

Shannon and Steven Quinn, from Wales, first met in 2014 at a primary school where Shannon worked and where his kids attended.

The 41-year-old and 74-year-old are trying for a baby.

The pair said it was love at first sight despite their 33-year age-gap, and they are now hoping to have a family of their own.

"As soon as I saw Stephen, I fell in love with him, and he says the same thing happened when he saw me," Shannon said.

"His sexy smile, kind nature, blue eyes, and the way he embraced me the first time we met, made me fall head over heels."

The pair said they've been judged for their age gap.

Despite going on to have a successful romance, life hasn't been entirely plain sailing for the happy couple because of their age-gap.

Shannon said: "We have a magical relationship, and we don't care about people who judge us.

"People always think Stephen's my dad or my kids' grandad when we are all out together, but we just totally ignore it."

One department where Steven's age proved to be an advantage was in getting along with Shannon's parents.

She said: "He's only three years younger than my mum and four years younger than my dad. They get on amazingly, so it's worked out perfectly."

Stephen gets on brilliantly with Shannon's parents.

However, while the couple want to start a family together, the NHS has refused to allow them to have IVF as they already have children from previous relationships.

Shannon said: "I would love to have a baby with Stephen. Unfortunately I had to undergo chemotherapy in 2014 for breast cancer.

"I'm taking my chances though, and I've refused to take the after-treatment drug, Tamoxifen, because it brings on early menopause and then I'd not be able to fall pregnant.

"We've already been turned down by the NHS for IVF because we both already have two kids each, but I find this so unfair because we want a family together."

Shannon fears she will need IVF to concieve.

While Shannon is taking the necessary steps to fall pregnant naturally, she ultimately believes that she 'needs the help of IVF'.

"It's our dream," she said.

She went on to reveal that there's only one issue the couple face within their relationship itself: Stephen finds it hard to keep up with Shannon in the bedroom.

"My kids weren’t bothered by my relationship with Stephen, they love him like their own father," she added.

"His kids also love me. We’re like one big happy family.

"I already had a relationship with his children because they went to the primary school I worked at. They've grown up around me and we have an amazing dynamic."

Shannon said age really doesn't matter.

Shannon wants people to know that age doesn't matter in a relationship and stressed "it's what's in the heart that matters. He is my one true love and best friend."

"We spend all day, every day together and we never get bored or fed up," she said.

"If anything happened to Stephen, I wouldn't bother trying to find another relationship because nothing would compare to this."

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Topics: Sex and Relationships