Former pastor, 81, and his Romanian toyboy man, 27, reveal that they live together again in Bucharest
Ex-vicar, 81, and his Romanian toyboy man, 27, reveal that they have returned to Bucharest together after being in an “open relationship” for a year
- Philip Clements, 81, has relocated with Florian Marin, 27, in the Romanian capital
- Pair had lived separately for a while because of Mr. Marin’s nightclub style
- But Mr. Clements said he now understands that his younger husband needs ‘space’
- Couple got married three years ago in Kent after meeting on the online dating site Gaydar
An 81-year-old former pastor and his Romanian toyboy man have revealed that they live together again in Bucharest after having had an “open relationship” for a year.
Philip Clements, a retired pastor of the Church of England, and Florian Marin, 27, married three years ago in Kent after meeting on the online dating site Gaydar.
But Mr Clements soon moved back to England, despite selling his house to live in the Romanian capital, because of a breakup about the young man’s late night clubs.
Now the former pastor says he is happy that Mr. Marin visits gay clubs at the weekend and understands that he has to spend time with people his age.
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Philip Clements and Florin Marin on their wedding day in Kent three years ago. After a break, the couple live together in Bucharest and Clements lives off his church pension
‘I know when he is busy not disturbing him and giving him room. He goes to the gay club in Bucharest once a week and I think that’s fine. “Mr. Clements told me The sun.
‘He must have room to be with younger people, it is very important if there is a big age difference. We both learned a lot. “
Mr. Clements uses his church and education pension to help pay for their living in their two-bedroom house in Bucharest.
He said: ‘We have to pay attention to the money, but Romania is cheaper than in England, so the money goes further.
“We have enough to live on and enough to go to the movies and go out for dinner.”
He said they are looking forward to celebrating their third wedding anniversary with a home-cooked dinner.
Clements (right) sold his house in Kent for £ 214,750 before moving to Romania and buying a flat in Bucharest. He returned to England shortly afterwards because the couple experienced turbulence in their relationship, but Mr. Clements says that they have now reached an understanding and live together again
Mr. Clements has understood that Mr. Marin must spend time with younger men and allow him to club once a week (shown together on a yacht)
Clements said this time that he had adapted to the language much better and said that Marin had grown up since they first met.
The couple had experienced turbulence soon after their marriage when Mr. Clements first tried to live in Bucharest.
The former pastor moved back to England after only a few months in Romania because he was angry with Mr Marin’s clubbing until the early hours.
However, they were able to keep their romance alive with Whatsapp messages while Mr Marin moved to work in Spain.
Clements then described their relationship and then said: ‘I love him very much. Sometimes we have a small line, but below that I have a deep affection for him.
“I love him very much, if we were permanently divorced, I would be the most unfortunate person in the world.”
Rev. Clements spent 50 years in the Church of England as a pastor before his retirement
The former clergyman spent six decades celibate, but fell in love with a man after meeting him on a gay dating app
Marin said earlier that one day he wants to be Mr. Clements’ caregiver and doesn’t mind the negative opinions people have.
The rules of the Church of England state that clergymen cannot enter into same-sex marriages. Civil partnerships are allowed, but must remain celibate.
The former pastor said he had suppressed his sexuality throughout his career because of the church’s position on homosexuality, but that he can now be his “true self.”