We ain’t saying former ‘Playboy’ model Cathy Schmitz is a gold digger — but she ain’t messing with no broke... we’re a little skeptical about her claiming she married 82-year-old billionaire Richard Lugner for love!
The businessman — who was married four times previously and had sworn off marriage before meeting Cathy — says he's still worried she’s more interested in his bank account than she is in him, even though they tied the knot in September.
But Cathy insists he has nothing to worry about. Even though she was well aware of his wealth when they got married, it’s “not that important” to her.
Cathy and Richard at their Sept. 13 wedding. Photo courtesy of Getty.
“Of course it’s nice to live a luxury life. But it’s not very important to me,” she said on ‘This Morning.’ “Before I met him I was pushing my own career on the television. But I had to make a decision between love and my career. And I’m not the first woman that is much younger than him — none of his wives were as old as him.”
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Even Richard admits he likes ‘em young, saying, “I like to fight with the young ladies. It’s better for me.”
While many struggle to see what the pair have in common, Cathy explains she’s benefiting by learning about the way of a world — and romance — from a man much more experienced than she.
Cathy dances with her daughter, Leonie, at her wedding to her husband Richard Lugner. Photo courtesy of Getty.
“I have a good teacher as he has been married four times before,” she explained.
“I dated a lot of young boys — they are only looking out for themselves. They like football and many women. I have a lot of fun with them, [but] I have a six-year-old daughter to look after — I need a man.”