Toyboys snapped up by older brides
August 3, 2004

AN older man with a younger woman has been the accepted romantic model since Adam met Eve all those years ago.

On the other hand, love and marriage haven't been known to go together like an older bride and her toyboy - but all that is set to change, according to new figures.

Research released in Britain earlier this week revealed that about one in four weddings now involved a bride older than her husband-to-be.

This trend could also be seen by celebrity couples who had married in the past five years.

There was 45-year-old Madonna, who was 11 years older than her film director husband Guy Ritchie, when they tied the knot.,4057,10329347%255E421,00.html