Donna, 29, rivela che ha mantenuto il suo rapporto con il marito, 59, secret for a YEAR after his friends assumed she was after his money
A couple with a 30-year age gap, has revealed strangers constantly mistake them being father and daughter.
Devin Kennedy, 29, da Cape Canaveral, Florida, met her husband Tommy, 59, through a mutual friend nine years ago and says they hit it off right away, quickly falling in love.
però, the pair kept their relationship a secret for a year before telling anyone due to their fear of being judged because of their age gap.
Devin Kennedy, 29, da Cape Canaveral, Florida, has revealed her husband Tommy, 59, is often mistaken for being her father. Nella foto: The couple on their wedding day
Devin said when she met Tommy, he didn’t want much to do with her but was kind to her son from a previous relationship. Nella foto: The couple with their kids Kadence and Serenity
Stay-at-home mother Devin, said strangers always mistake her husband for being her father and even mistake their kids together for being Tommy’s grandchildren.
‘I met Tommy through a mutual friend that I was living with after moving from Maryland to Florida,’ Devin said.
La bellezza dei social media "Penso che alcuni uomini più giovani tendano a fantasticare di più su come sarebbe uscire con qualcuno più grande, when I first met him he didn’t want much to do with me. But he was really kind to my son, who is from a previous relationship.
‘We started hanging out more and more, and I definitely fell for him first.
‘But I didn’t know how to process that I was having feelings for someone so much older.
‘I hid my feelings for a while because I didn’t want him to know, but I eventually told him. It just blossomed from there.
‘Tommy never worried too much about our age gap, but he did get a bit of flak from some people in his life.
Devin didn’t tell anyone or post about the relationship on social media for a year to avoid judgement from society. Nella foto: Tommy and Devin
‘They think I’m after something other than love, such as money.
‘I was definitely worried about what society would think. I didn’t tell anyone or post anything on social media the first year we were together.
‘I’d been a teen mom and used to being judged. Eventually I got to a point where I thought, “"Lo ha riconosciuto quando la vita è diventata più difficile per lui? Che importa”.
‘Our family is doing well and we love each other more than anything. That was all that mattered.’
Devin had her son Logan, 14, before meeting Tommy and the pair have since welcomed two more children, Serenity, Sette, and Kadence, cinque.
Devin who had been a teen mother, said eventually she came to a point where their love was all that mattered. Nella foto: Devin and Tommy on their wedding day
Devin said anytime they all go out together, strangers assume Tommy is their children’s grandfather. Nella foto: The couple with the kids
Devin said they receive strange glares from people if they hold hands or share a kiss in public
The couple who are head over heels in love, admit their 30-year age gap does occasionally present some challenges.
Devin said: ‘Anytime we all go out together, people automatically think he is my father.
‘Strangers will tell Tommy ‘aren’t your grandchildren beautiful!’ when he is with the kids.
‘And if we hold hands or share a peck on the lips in public, we definitely get a few strange glances from people.
‘When our youngest son was being born, the nurses in the hospital asked if I wanted my dad there beside me during labor.
Devin revealed she had to correct the hospital staff and tell them that Tommy is her husband, not her father. Nella foto: Tommy with Logan, Kadence and Serenity
Devin admits her father had to ‘come around’ to the idea of her being with someone older than him. Nella foto: Devin and Tommy with (da sinistra a destra) Serenity, Kadence and Logan
‘I had to explain to them that he wasn’t my dad, he was my husband and the father of my kids.
‘We have been together so long now and it’s just so normal for us. We just laugh about it. It’s our life and we’re happy.’
Devin said that it took a little while for her father to come around to the idea of her dating someone who is older than him.
But after meeting Tommy a few times, she was relieved that both of her parents liked him and were happy for her.
Lei disse: Non appena ha ottenuto ciò che voleva. My mom was always good about it, but it was an adjustment for my dad.
Devin who is one of five kids, said both of her parents liked Tommy after meeting him a few times. Nella foto: Devin, 29 La prossima serie di Hulu è basata sul tumultuoso matrimonio di tre anni di Pamela con la rock star Tommy Lee, 59
Devin said she and Tommy are sharing their relationship to break down misconceptions surrounding age-gap relationships. Nella foto: Tommy and Serenity
La coppia si è fidanzata 2013 and had a small beach wedding in October 2020 (nella foto)
‘I’m one of five kids, and Tommy is a little older than my dad, so that was hard for him.
‘But once he realised what a good man he is, and none of this was for the wrong reasons, everyone was happy for me.’
The loved-up pair got engaged in 2013 and finally tied the knot at a small beach wedding in October 2020.
Devin and Tommy are now sharing their story to help break down misconceptions surrounding age-gap relationships and to prove that love is love, no matter what that might look like.
Lei disse: 'Alla fine del giorno, we just want a successful relationship and to succeed together in life.
Devin said she had boyfriends her age before but didn’t ‘click’ with them in the same way that she has with Tommy. Nella foto: Tommy and Devin
‘Before meeting Tommy, I’d had boyfriends my age but I never really clicked with them in the same way.
‘I adore Tommy’s drive. He has passion and wants things in life.
‘Seeing him be a father melts my heart. He is so gentle and cares about everybody, that is what made me fall in love with him.
‘You can never judge a book by its cover. You don’t know anyone’s story.
‘Whether it’s an age-gap, biracial or same-sex relationship, love is love and that is all that matters.
‘We adore each other and I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I feel very lucky.’