A former playboy model has married a multi-multimillionaire who is 57 years her senior - but claims her decision it has nothing to do with his fortune.
German beauty Cathy Schmitz, 25, wed mega-rich 82-year-old lover Richard Lugner in the autumn - and has given up her telly career to live a life of luxury with him in his homeland of Vienna.
The couple appeared on This Morning on Monday to defend their relationship ahead of a documentary about their age-gap airing on Wednesday night.
Filthy-rich Richard, who famously paid $500k and took Kim Kardashian to the Vienna ball last year and branded her 'annoying', is old enough to be Cathy's grandfather, but insists the age gap doesn't bother him.
"We have to learn to be married,"I had been married four times, and when I met Cathy I hadbeen divorced for seven years. I didn't want to get married ever again."
According to Uk Mirror,But Richard insists the pair hit it off when they met last February, and young and glamorous Kathy managed to change his mind.
"Did you ever worry she wanted you for your money?" Philip asks Richard.
"I am always worried. Ladies are very dangerous. To be married is dangerous," he responds.I like to fight with the young ladies. It's better for me."
But Cathy insists she is not that type of girl.
"I am not the first woman that is much younger than him. Non of his wives were as old as him,"I have a good teacher as he has been married four times before.When we met I thought he was a nice guy. I knew he was rich, I am from Germany. He is very famous person.Of course it's nice to life a luxury life. But it's not very important to me," she says.Before I met him I was pushing my own career on the television. But I had to make a decision between love and my career.I love everything about him. He is charming and lovely and he tells the truth.
I dated a lot of young boys – they are only looking out for themselves. They like football and many women.I have a six-year-old daughter to look after – I need a man."
Co-host Christine then jumps in to say when planning her own wedding she is constantly looking ahead to the future.
"Don't you worry that Richard might not be around for much longer?" She asks Cathy.
"I think if there's no risk then there's no fun. He is the love of my live. He may live to be 102 – I may have 20 years left.
Culled from UK mirror