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Kenny Rogers fell out with wife's parents over age gap

6/13/2014

Singer Kenny Rogers fell out with his wife's parents when they first began dating over concerns about the couple's 28-year age gap. The 74 year old married his fifth wife Wanda Miller in 1997, but the Lucille hitmaker admits his bride's parents initially did not approve of their romance. He tells FoxNews.com, "Her parents are two years younger than me. They called me when we started dating and said, 'We want you to know we didn't appreciate what you're doing with our daughter,' and I said, 'First of all I don't blame you. I don't think I would either but I will make you a promise. I will never lie to her and I will never lie to you.'" However, Rogers has since patched up his relationship with his in-laws, insisting, "Now they're my best friends." The musician and his partner, who are parents to eight-year-old twin boys, have been together ever since, and he adds, "She is truly my soul mate. She knows me better than anyone has ever known me before. We've been together for 20 years... I have such great respect for her as a mother... The boys are so lucky to have her and so am I."

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