Age difference between partners was and unfortunately still is a controversial subject. “Unfortunately” because the problems of a couple should normally remain only within the couple... and no one else.
However, “people’s voice only the earth could stop” and thus, there will always be annoying grumblers who, even they are not affected by anything in their obtuse existence (by the phenomenon in question), they will ask irritated, ironically and amazed, how can a man be with a woman who might be his mother in other circumstances? Well, relationships of this kind exist and they even work very well, sometimes much better than those of same-age partners. And, ironically, even without the consent of these professional “critics”!