He now works as a personal trainer, and the couple lives in Portland, Ore.
They plan on getting married on her family’s farm in August.
“[Younger men] don’t have the weight of the world [on their shoulders] yet.” But initially, Wipp held off on dating Sutherland because she was wary of the numbers on his driver’s license. I really had a mental struggle dating someone younger than me,” she says.
When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.
“I always knew where I stood with her.” Soon after they met, he cleaned up his act and left the entertainment industry.
In April 2010, they had an intimate beachside wedding in Hawaii, and they now have a 6-year-old son, Marek.
“I love that she loves me so much, and that I mean a lot to her,” says Sutherland.
While they were “well-established and articulate,” she wasn’t physically attracted to them and found they had too many issues.
So, six years ago, she started dating studs in their 20s and 30s — and she hasn’t looked back.
Wipp was immediately attracted to Sutherland’s youthful energy, which was a far cry from the cynical guys closer to her age.