I live in New York City and write a blog called Married my Sugar daddy, so you can pretty much imagine that every wannabe the next salacious reality show looking to parade about a woman who’d admit she married purely for money and wears a big gold dollar sign proudly on her chest, seems to send me an email. “Apparently” having a blog with this title is kind of asking for that type of attention- although if you read even one post- or the about Melissa Chapman page you’ll know that I am not a money grubbing whore.
I always dated older guys- and just happened to marry someone who was substantially older than me- and therefore- being on this earth 15 years longer than me- he kinda had a head start in accumulating wealth. Oh and he used to practice medicine- but is currently retired.. but I digress. The point is- yes we might have a bit of an unconventional relationship mainly because of our age difference- and so when this soon to be launched reality show contacted me about being featured on a series about couples with differences I thought it could be fun…until I actually spoke to the casting director.
Apparently in this day and age- having a 15 year age gap does not make you a unique enough couple to warrant broadcasting your personal love story to the world on the tube. No- they were also trying to get a sense of whether either of us were
B) had some awful facial deformity tat the other one has chosen to love and accept
C) a convicted felon who is trying to reform,
D) spending our days cross dressing
I should’ve realized, after a not so fruitful, downright RIDICULOUS TV show I recently went on, where the pre-interviews I did were completely scrapped and when I got there was given a script- of things I never said to read on national television- that, if there was ANY chance anyone would want to cast my husband and in a reality show- we’d have to bring a lot more titillating facets of our relationship to the forefront in order to be approved.
The truth is–we’re just your average couple- yes we’ve got a few skeletons although I can assure you none of them involve drinking blood and sleeping in coffins. We are married and our relationship is far from perfect- and those fifteen years between us–seem to evaporate when it comes to our mutual love for our kids. But when it comes to music, pop culture references, or the fact that my husband could go an entire day without saying more than five words, and I probably could not muster such a feat if paid in great sums of cash is when our differences(age notwithstanding) make our differences more pronounced and make us appear like we are on opposite ends of the relationship spectrum.