I met my toyboy husband by texting the wrong number – but strangers think I’m his MUM because of our 30-year age gap

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FOR most people, accidentally texting the wrong number is a toe-curling encounter.

But it was a blessing in disguise for 59-year-old business woman Kasey Bergh, who managed to land herself a toyboy husband 30 years her junior.

Kasey Bergh, 59, met toyboy husband Henry Gendening, 29, when she accidentally texted the wrong number
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Strangers often mistake Kasey for Henry’s mum because of the 30-year age gap
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Seven years ago, in July 2012, Kasey mistakenly asked Henry Gendening, 29, if he’d “like to hang out” that night, thinking he was her colleague.

American Kasey was on a business trip in Denver and her message intrigued Henry – who replied: “Sorry you’ve got the wrong number.

“But if I wasn’t headed to work I’d be down to hang” with a suggestive winky face.

The couple struck up a conversation and texted for a week, before agreeing to meet up at a gig for 90s rock band Third Eye Blind.

Their early texts are framed in their home
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Henry recently donated Kasey a kidney
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Kasey told KDSK: “Halfway through the concert, he was standing behind me and put his hands on my hips.

And I could have been a woman that said ‘Hey, I’m older than you. Don’t you put your hands on me.’

“But I just was like, ‘oh, well this is interesting’.”

The couple eventually married, moving in together in St Louis, Missouri, and have a framed print out of their text messages on the wall at home.

But the relationship isn’t without it challenges – with people often mistaking them for mum and son.

Her husband is ‘a perfect immunological match’
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Henry said: “On Mother’s Day one year we’re at the hardware store and the cashier remarks ‘it’s so nice of you to be helping your mother on a day like today’.

“Of course I step into clarify ‘she’s not my mum, this is my wife’.”

But Kasey insists they’ve never faced backlash over the age gap, saying: “If anybody had an opinion, nobody ever shared it with us.”

The couple are so in love that Henry even donated his wife a kidney, when her previous 1995 transplant started to fail.


Kasey said: “He just stepped up like a hero”, explaining her husband was “a perfect immunological match”.

But Kasey said the relationship is no “fairytale”, adding: “This is hard. We’re a work in progress and we have worked and worked.”

Earlier this month, we reported on an 83-year-old pensioner who loves a romp with her toyboy husband 40 YEARS her junior.

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