Every so often, I get tasked with writing a story that I couldn’t care less about.
This is one such example, because who wants to read about an old man, on the other side of the world, dating a much younger woman?
If you’re reading this, then I guess you do, so I’ll do my best to get the basics down before we can just move on with our lives.
Samantha Simpson is 19, her husband J.R. is 62 and a grandfather, and now the pair are planning to have children.
NewsAU can handle it from here:
After her family didn’t accept her age-gap relationship, Samantha moved into her own apartment in Berryville, Arkansas, USA, and retired J.R. moved in with her. They got their first home together in Wichita, Kansas six months ago.
The couple then got engaged and sealed their relationship by getting married on January 8, 2018. They are now actively trying to have a child.
But despite how seriously they take their relationship, Samantha, a student, claims they still receive daily abuse from strangers — calling her husband a “child snatcher”, “paedophile” and mistaking him for her grandad.
Samantha said: “When we are out in public, we have strangers mistaking us for grandad and granddaughter all of the time and it can really upset me.
“But it’s even worse when people call J.R. a ‘child snatcher’ or a ‘paedophile’ when they see us hold hands or kiss in public.
“There’s not a moment when we are out and about that someone doesn’t make a comment about our relationship, and it’s just exhausting.
“We have had enough of a hard time with family and friends not accepting our relationship that when strangers do it too, it just becomes too much.
“We just want people to realise that we are happily married and serious about our relationship — and other people shouldn’t be discriminating us in such a way.”
I’ll be sure to never give your relationship another second’s thought, Samantha.
One more picture:
Let’s never speak of this again.
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