David Hasselhoff reveals he put off proposing because of age gap worry

David Hasselhoff didn't think it was "right" to marry his new wife Hayley "for the longest time."

The 66-year-old actor tied the knot with his model partner - who he met in 2011 when he was a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent' - in an intimate ceremony in the southern region of Puglia, Italy, last month.

Although he knew instantly they were right for one another, he put off proposing to her because he didn't want to hold her back from having children due to their 27-year age gap.

Speaking to OK! magazine, he said: "For the longest time I didn't think it was right to marry Hayley as I was so much older and I didn't want to take away the fun and the youth and the excitement of growing old together and having children.

"We've been together for about seven years and we've had such a great time. I've realised how much I love Hayley and how much we've become part of each other's life."

And it wasn't just David who was concerned about their age gap as Hayley, 39, thought about their differences "a lot" when they first got together but it doesn't bother her anymore.

She explained: "At the very start I thought the age difference was a lot and I was nervous about it but it doesn't bother me now. David acts so much younger, he doesn't see his age. I'm probably older than my years. I don't feel like he's that much older than me."

David knew instantly that he wanted to get to know Hayley when she told him she had no idea who he played in 'Baywatch' because it proved she wasn't just a crazy fan.

Hayley explained: "I asked him to have my photo taken with him and he asked for my number."

David added: "I was 99 per cent sure she'd say yes, as most people do, but she said no.

"Then Hayley asked me the question which made me think I might have found the right person. She said: 'Who did you play on 'Baywatch'?' She hadn't grown up watching me."

David has two grown-up children Taylor, 28, and Hayley, 25, with his ex-wife Pamela Bach.

Hayley Roberts and David Hasselhoff. Source: Bang Showbiz


Facts of Life star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

A spokesman for Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom The Facts of Life, says the actress has died at 92.

Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday (local time) at her Los Angeles home. A cause of death was not immediately provided.

Rae originated the character of Edna Garrett in 1978 during the first season of NBC's comedy Diff'rent Strokes, then took Mrs. Garrett with her for the spinoff The Facts of Life, which premiered the following season.

Initially set at a girls' boarding school, that NBC series ran for nine seasons, though Rae left after its seventh year.

Her many stage roles include that of Mammy Yokum, created by her for the 1956 Broadway musical Li'l Abner.

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews - "The Facts of Life" Reunion in Beverly Hills, Calif.   A spokesman for Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her Los Angeles home. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Charlotte Rae in 2014. Source: Associated Press


Two men escape from German nursing home to attend heavy metal festival

Two elderly men have proved you are never too old to rock, after escaping from a nursing home in Germany to attend a heavy metal festival.

A police hunt for the pair began when staff at the nursing home noticed they were missing on Friday.

The men were then located at the Wacken Open Air festival at 3am.

Police say they were "disoriented and dazed" but clearly enjoying what is billed as the world's largest heavy metal festival.

"They obviously liked the metal festival," police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

"The care home quickly organised a return transport after police picked them up."

A visitor poses at the legendary music festival in Wacken, northern Germany, Wednesday, Aug.1, 2018.
A visitor poses at the legendary music festival in Wacken, northern Germany, Wednesday, Aug.1, 2018. Source: Associated Press