Supermodel Rachel Hunter has laughed off criticisms of the 11 year age gap with 24-year-old boyfriend, Sean Avery, insisting personality is the only thing that matters.

The 35-year-old New Zealander has been dating the Canadian ice hockey star for 18 months, and despite her recent divorce from Rod Stewart, Hunter refuses to rule out a further marriage.

Hunter says, "Marriage is a beautiful thing and it's not something I'm looking at right now, but if the right situation came along then, yeah, I would. As an idea, marriage is great.

"I never notice the age gap, though - you either get on with someone or you don't."

Hunter is no stranger to age gaps - her ex-husband Stewart is 25 years older than her.

30/03/2005 17:47