When legendary Saudi songster, Mohammad Abdo, approached Emirati starlet, Mariam Hussein for her hand in marriage , many thought the age difference would be a deciding factor.
The sultry actress  has never disclosed her real age but she is at least 30 years younger than 63-year-old Abdo. However, in the end the decision to marry came down to a more traditional motive: money.
Ditched at the last minute by the Emirati actress, Abdo wondered who could have usurped him? After many years in the music biz, the Saudi crooner has collected quite the cash stash but not compared to his love rival, a Qatari businessman billionaire.
According to Saudi daily, Al Yawn, the Qatari presented Mariam with a diamond ring worth US $120,000 and her own private plane as a dowry. Usless to resist his "charms", the young star decided to dump her fellow artist in favor of the billionaire suitor.
Poor Mohammad thought true love would win through but was left high and dry in the face of such expenditure.