69 - 23 = 46
Rod Zimmer is a Canadian senator from Manitoba. He's 69. His wife of one year is 23 year old Maygan Sensenberger, an aspiring actress with an affinity for Marilyn Monroe and has never won an award for her creative spelling of Maygan. Their age difference is 46 years.
The happy couple made the news this weekend when last Thursday (Aug. 23/12) on an Air Canada flight to Saskatoon they got into a “domestic dispute.” Maygan allegedly became loud and abusive and at one point may have threatened to take down the plane.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE?
The crew radioed ahead and Maygan was met by police as the plane touched down safely in the prairie community at around 8 pm. Some reports have Maygan abusive to other passengers and there is a thought alcohol may have been involved. Sadly, the trip to Saskatoon was for the internment of his mother's ashes who had died last year. This was also to be the first time Zimmer's family would meet his new bride.
Sensenberger made a tearful court appearance the next day and will be facing a judge again this week. As we all know, especially since 9/11, threats on aircraft of any kind are treated with extreme seriousness and immediate action. Maygan should have realized that, mind you at the time, she was 12.
Zimmer got his Senate seat from Paul Martin in 2005 and ironically, one of the committees he sits on deals with transportation. Prior to his cushy appointment he was a well known Winnipeg businessman and philanthropist.
All my life I have heard something called “the French rule”. The youngest a man should date or marry is half his age + 7. I don't know if it applies women to men. That would mean Zimmer should have married someone at least 41. And what's worse, galavanting with a young 20-something or marrying her? I guess one could say that at least they both made a commitment.
Perhaps we're making too much of this? All couples argue, even in their first year of wedded bliss. According to a cousin of the senator, the public is in a “rush to judgment” over what she may or may not have done, PLUS, he's a damn good senator they say. Perhaps. But this is one decision he made which I'm already questioning. How many others are there?
The thing about love, lust, sex or whatever this is, is that it makes people believe massive age differences in relationships can work. They never do. In the famous movie Moonstruck, Rose asks Johnny “why men chase women” and Johnnny says...”Cause they fear death.” Rod Zimmer it would seem is very afraid. LEAVE COMMENTS.
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Click here for the couple's Facebook wedding page.