Siegner says they bring out the best in each other.
“Even with the age gap, I’ve never quite met anyone like him,” she says.
And unlike his previous flings, Siegner wanted a serious relationship and was straightforward about her desires.
“With some women I dated, they wanted to play games, but Jennifer always communicated that she wanted something real,” Angal says.
“I can tell because she always makes me feel wanted.” Alan Angal, 36, was attracted to his older fiancée, Jennifer Siegner, 45, for her stability.
“She’s just a unique woman, and there’s nobody like her,” Angal says.
“[Younger men] don’t have the weight of the world [on their shoulders] yet.” But initially, Wipp held off on dating Sutherland because she was wary of the numbers on his driver’s license. I really had a mental struggle dating someone younger than me,” she says.
When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.
“I always knew where I stood with her.” Soon after they met, he cleaned up his act and left the entertainment industry.
He now works as a personal trainer, and the couple lives in Portland, Ore.
I was married once before, to a man five years my senior.