Peter Paul Rubens was 53 years old. He was rich, successful, and lonely. His first wife, Isabella Brandt, had died 5 years earlier — but in 1630, a young woman named Hélène Fourment caught Rubens eye. She was sixteen, and the full-figured picture of everything Rubens loved in a woman — she also happened to be the niece of Rubens first wife Isabella. We can only hope that a 37 year gap and familial ties were less concerning in the 17th century, but Rubens didn't let that slow him down. He married Hélène, moved to a country house, and had five children with her as fast as he could.
Rubens would paint Hélène in many paintings, often as the goddess Venus — a man truly smitten.
Reed Enger, "Hélène Fourment in a Fur Robe," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 20, 2016; last modified May 19, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/peter-paul-rubens/helene-fourment-in-a-fur-robe/.