84 Year Old Billionaire Joe Hardy Dumps 22 Year Old Wife Kristin Georgiposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 8/22/2007 10:06:00 AM
History is full of rich older men marrying beautiful younger women. Jay Howard Marshall and Anna Nicole Smith. Tony Randall and Heather Harlan. Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn.
But the shock quotient is high on this one because of the age gap of three generations and because this is, after all, Western Pennsylvania, not Hollywood. "I saw their picture on TV," said Ronette Legrain, Tanya's niece, who lives in Brownsville. "She looks like his grandbaby. No -- his great-grandbaby."
Joe is apparently quite a celebrity in Pennsylvania. He's a lumber jack and a lumber billionaire who owns 84 Lumber Company [wiki], the local big kahuna. For Kristin, it's a dream come true, sort of.
"In junior high, she would say she was going to marry a rich guy and have a lot of money," Ms. Cobert said. "But she was just joking around. It was the kind of thing people would say all the time."
Geez. Junior high! Joe met her at Nemacoln Woodlands Resort and Spa where Kristin Georgi was working, which is owned by his daughter Maggie Hardy Magerko. His previous wife was also an employee of his. The two married in Vegas in May. All good things have to come to an end, but this one was kind of quick. On the wire today,
Joe Hardy, the founder of 84 Lumber Co. and a Fayette County commissioner, has filed for divorce from Kristin Georgi, 23, his third wife.
For the record Joe, you could have done better. Don't be too disappointed. If that picture is really Kristin, I think you made the right call. She's not that hot. Plus, she came with baggage. Peace out.