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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.”

 

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‘I have no access to you,’ Frankie pens emotional letter to son, says he’s barred from seeing his kids

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Fitness coach Frankie Kiarie has penned a touching letter to his firstborn son Lexi with Maureen Waititu.

The father of two showered his son with love and narrating how he brought so much joy to his life.

To My Son,

When you came into this world, you brought a love so pure I had never before experienced. When you spoke your first word, walked your first steps, I became your biggest fan. With every milestone you reached, I reveled in joy. You taught me the meaning of love — true, unconditional love.

As you continue to grow, you will live your own life. You will have times of happiness and times of disappointment. You will fall in love, and you will have your heart broken. Life has its ups and downs and is not always fair, but I know your strength and resilience will see you through.

May you always know your worth and how incredibly precious you are! As your Papa, it is my privilege to impart these important truths to you.

Frankie went ahead to reveal that he hasn’t seen his kids for a while now because he has no access to them.

‘Since I have no access to you, I’ll pass these words on and hope they find you. Be true to yourself always. Live your own dreams. Don’t take life so seriously. And, last but certainly not least, Know that I love you and will always be there for you. No matter what, I’ve got your back. You are my son and always will be. Happy Birthday Lexi,’ he wrote.

A few weeks ago, Mpasho.co.ke reached out to Maureen Waititu to respond to claims that she had barred Frankie from seeing their kids she denied.

‘I HAVE NOT BARRED HIM [FRANKIE] FROM SEEING HIS KIDS.  MY LAWYER CONTACTED HIM THROUGH A LETTER FOR A ROUND TABLE MEDIATION TO COME UP WITH A STRUCTURE AND ORDER ON HOW TO RAISE THE KIDS BUT HE MADE IT VERY CLEAR HE HAS NO OBLIGATION TO RESPOND TO THAT.’ she said.

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Varshita actress Eve D’Souza says ‘I Do’ in all-white private affair

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Popular Kenyan actress, Eve DSouza known for her mark on Auntie Boss and Varshita, has tied the knot in a stunning private white wedding.

The beauty got engaged to her Prince Charming Simon Anderson back in December 2019, in a beautiful surprise event while in Goa, India, by the beach side.

What they termed “the start of a beautiful journey” has now blossomed into a breathtaking milestone as the lovebirds officially said ‘I Do’ over the weekend.

Eve DSouza ties the knot

In an undisclosed location and an event graced only by close friends and family, an excited Eve, known never to take life seriously – going by her comical theatrics, sweetly captioned “Married 16.10.2020 ❤❤”.

Eve D’Souza ties the knot with long-time boyfriend

It has been all Congratulations to the newly weds. Fans unable to express their joy and envy as the beautiful 41-year old finally gets a chance at marriage.

The ravishing media personality clad in an open sparkling white wedding gown. With her dearly beloved opting for a crisp navy blue suit coupled with a wine-colored tie to complement his beauty.

Eve D’Souza ties the knot with long-time boyfriend

It was not until December 2018, that the gorgeous light-skin beauty introduced her man to the public for the first time. A dear Simon Anderson who had proven to be the final answer to her dear heart.

Have a look at more photos of the star-struck couple.

Eve D’Souza off the market

Actress Eve D´Souza and her Prince Charming

Film star Eve D’Souza and long-time boyfriend, Simon wed

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Mwalimu Rachel speaks after Sailors Gang drag her into yet another money scandal

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Radio presenter Mwalimu has not been having an easy time with the Sailors Gang gang especially now that there is beef. This comes as a big surprise considering the fact that she discovered the boys; back when Gengetone had just become a thing in the entertainment industry.

A few months later, the presenter and Sailors Gang gang apparently can’t see eye to eye due to a few reasons here and there. The whole drama however started after Mwalimu Rachel was accused of squeezing one of Sailors gang friend’s balls.

Sailors Gang preforming

Yes, this was more than drama but a real case that saw the presenter present her self in court for the hearing. Since then, nothing has been the same between the former manager and the Gengetone artists.

Accused of refusing with their YouTube logins

Well, this past weekend rumor spread around claiming that Mwalimu Rachel had refused to hand over Sailors Gang Gang Youtube channel. According to reports, the presenter asked for Ksh1.5 million in order for her to grant them access; now that they are under the Blackmarket record.

She tweeted;

Smart ladies run businesses. Not their mouths. Nawapemda wote! I shall address the nation later my loves. Mimi sikimbilii maneno. Kwa sasa tuchape kazi.

The presenter went on to add;

Put emotions to the side when running business.

Mwalimu Rachel speaks

Of course, this makes the NRG presenter look selfish and greedy; but after coming across her latest Tweets, we also understand that this was more of a business for her.

Having the boys walk out on her with no agreement – might be the reason why they now feel that she is taking advantage of the situation. However, truth is one way or another both parties will have to benefit if they decide to head to court.

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