I am sure it has been posted about his recent diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I was doing a little reading and he mentioned his biggest regret. "I'm pretty satisfied with my life," he told the magazine. "But my wife Jean and I have been together almost 29 years, and I was thinking about President Bush when he died, and all the comments about his life about what a nice guy he is, and how he and his wife had been together 73 years. I thought, oh my gosh … if I'd just met Jean in my 20s we could have had a longer life together." He went on to joke, "I guess if I'd met her when I was in my 20s she wouldn't have been born yet. But hey, 29 years is pretty good!" The couple's 24-year age difference aside -- she was reportedly 26 when they met - Alex is 78 and there is a 24 year age difference in him and his wife, so she is 54 today. They have been together 29 years so he was 49 and she was 25 when they married. I thought young women marrying older men was a more recent development. Don't get me wrong, you are a young beautiful woman and can choose between an older man who has resources or a guy your age who plays XBox in his Mom's basement. I think I know who I would choose should I be in that situation. I guess young women marrying older guys has been going on much longer than I thought.