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Married couple who got engaged after one week of dating speak- Photos

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A married couple who got engaged one week into dating and have a 25-year age gap are hitting back at haters who say they must be “kidding” about their relationship.

Areil Duncan, 28, met her beau, Steven, 53, on a dating website and initially thought the turf equipment technician was too old for her but they hit it off a few weeks later.After first meeting in December 2016, the couple became official on New Year’s Eve and were engaged just a week later.

They were married in May 2017 and have since built a life together – and are soon hoping to try for children.

However, during their two-year relationship the couple have received abuse on a daily basis in the form of judgemental glares, people asking if they are “kidding” when revealing their connection and even mistaking Steven for Areil’s dad.

Now the couple, from Pennsylvania, US, are sharing their story in hope that it will break the stigma behind age gap relationships.

Areil, a teacher, said: “I initially wasn’t looking for an age gap relationship as, even though Steven looked good for his age, he was too old for me.”But we eventually hit it off and have been together ever since – we are married and hope to spend the rest of our lives together, alongside hopefully trying for children soon.

 

“However, since being together, we have continually received comments about our relationship – we can tell that being together makes a lot of people feel uncomfortable.

“We get a lot of stares – some are angry, some confused, some curious – and we often get comments about our age difference.”We’ve had people saying that Steve is old enough to be my father, people asking if we’re ‘kidding’ about our relationship and that they didn’t think we would last.”But we try to ignore it, we’re both adults so age does not really matter.

“What is important is having great conversations, having similar morals, life goals and real love – which is what we have.”Despite having been together for almost three years, Areil admits that she was first put off by the age difference.

“We met online on a dating site – he messaged me first, so we exchanged greetings and he asked me what I thought about him,” she said.”I told him that he looked good for his age, but that we could only be friends and that he was a bit older than what I was looking for.

“He told me we could be friends, that was not his intention, but we continued messaging all the same.”On a day I was very down, he insisted I speak with him on the phone so I did and we had a long engaging conversation and by the end I felt a million times better.

“We met a few weeks later in person and have been together since.”

After meeting face-to-face in December, Steve quickly proposed weeks later in January 2017 and, after marrying in May that year, the couple have been settled ever since.

They are now looking forward to trying for children soon and hope that they can diminish any stigma behind their relationship ahead of growing their family.

Areil said: “We want people to realise that as long as you are both consenting adults, there is no reason that age should matter.”We are happy and we hope that when we do one day have children, they will not have to hear the comments that we do.”We have true love and that is all that matters – age is just a number and the stigma behind these sorts of relationships needs to be destroyed.”

 

4 Comments

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  1. Adam Bryant

    May 12, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    What they say is true. My wife and I got married a week and a half after we started dating, we are the same age and we are extremely compatible in a lot of ways and met in person-not through a dating site. Our marriage lasted 10 months before falling apart, she ran off and remarried while we are still married. Age has no bearing on how a relationship will last, work or how people feel about each other. Neither does the swiftness of their marriage. I wish them all the happiness that they have that I was never able to find and I hope that people will also stop judging them because my marriage and theirs proves exactly what they are saying which is that those judgemental people are wrong with their concepts of a successful relationship.

  2. Addison

    May 12, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    People should mind their own business and concentrate on their own lives. As l8ng as it is not hurtling anyone, who a person chooses to be with should not be anyone else’s concern. I wish them well.

  3. Snja

    May 12, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Who cares!!!!!!!

  4. Ashland

    May 13, 2019 at 1:03 am

    God bless you guys!

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Bongo actress ‘makes it rain’ at media briefing – VIDEO

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Popular bongo actress Irene Uwoya on Monday caused a stampede at a media briefing in Dar es Salaam by bribing journalists with a rain of money.

Uwoya, flanked by other top bongo actors walked in late for the press conference at Hyatt Regency DSM.

She had convened the media briefing  to make an announcement on the launch of a new Tanzania movie service called Swahiliflix,  a new channel that intends to market and sell bongo movies online.

The official launch of the Swahiliflix is set for August 31 at Mlimani City Plaza in Dar es Salaam.

“Tarehe 31 ni siku ya kumbukumbu kwa wasanii sisi bongo movie, haijawahi kutokea hiyo kitu itakayotikea Mlimani City itaweka historia, itakuwa ni red carpet ya funga mwaka. Kwa hiyo ndugu zetu waandishi mjipange hata kwenye kuvaa mjipange. Msituangushe sasa mje masuti nini msije kama hivi tulivyozoea,” Uwoya urged them.

Uwoya also apologized to the journalists for keeping them waiting.

And as she stood to leave, Uwoya reached out in her hand bag, pulled out a bundle of cash and started throwing it towards the journalists.

She said its was a small incentive to appreciate their support.

“Na nisiwachoshe sana nimewaweka muda mrefu, swahiliflix ni mambo moto lazima tusalimiane na ndugu zetu waandishi wa habari, nawatuza na kitu kidogo.”

Journalists present shoved each other as they scrambled to grab the notes from the air.

Source:nairobinews

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Joho puts on a leggy display that sends city women into a frenzy

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City women just can’t get enough of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho legs.

This is after Governor Joho shared pictures of himself wearing a black t-shirt and a white tight short.

Thirsty women trooped to his Instagram page to ogle at his muscled thighs.

This is what they had to say.

“Damn Joho is a snack,” said one online user.

“Hiyo ndio inaitwa hot pant, booty shot ama ndio thighs monger. Ako na mapaja safi,” wrote another online user.

“That white short looks like a hot pant,” commented one online user.

“Joho is hot,” stated another online user.

“Ongeeni tu yote but Joho is my all-time crush lol,” said one online user.

“Kwani ni leg day,” asked one online user.

“Wee these 40 and 50 year olds wanaslay kuslay,” remarked another online user.

“Hili li governor ni lizuri mpaka naskia nilitafune wallai,” mentioned another online user.

“I love his legs,” stated one online user.

“But why are some men just soooo handsome?” asked one online user.

“These picture has really motivated me this morning. My life has really changed,” said another online user.

Source:nairobinews

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Inooro anchor Muthoni: I was bullied coz I have a pointed nose

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Inooro TV News anchor Muthoni wa Mukiri has disclosed that having a pointed nose was one of the reasons why she was bullied in high school.

The news anchor was responding to Kambua’s plea asking guys to speak up about their bullying incidents after a student from Nairobi School was assaulted by prefects and left so traumatized he couldn’t name the culprits.

“My heart broke when I heard the news about the boy from Nairobi School nursing a brain injury. But his is just one of many horror stories we keep hearing of. Bullying should have no place in our schools🚫. I’m curious to know- were any of you bullied in school? How did it affect you at the time, and in the long run?🤷🏾‍♀️ #letstalk. Also, parents- have your children ever told you that they were being bullied at school? How did you handle it? #letstalk,” Kambua wrote.

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Replying to her post, Muthoni wa Mukiri disclosed she was bullied in high school because of her nose but she eventually came to love it.

“I was bullied coz I have a pointed nose. Imagine! I hated my nose until after Highschool when I realized it’s beautiful and I came to love it. I think it’s the most beautiful feature on my face,” wrote Muthoni.

Source:Mpasho

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