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Back in October, it was revealed that the 65-year-old Parent Trap star is set to tie the knot with 26-year-old PhD student Laura Savoie. The engagement announcement raised eyebrows with many social media users, specifically over the couple's major age-gap. However, the media coverage didn't bother Quaid, in fact, he found it all pretty amusing.
"That was really a laugh," Quaid tells The Guardian in a new interview, published Monday. "I thought it was wonderful, actually."
As for the age difference between him and his now-fiancée, Quaid explains it "really doesn't bother us."
"Everyone comes from the perspective of their own life and so I can't comment on the way they feel; I can't even get angry," the actor says. "I didn't go out looking for an age gap or someone really younger than me. I met her at a business event and then the relationship developed. You have no control over who you fall in love with."