A couple with age gaps, separated by 45, have revealed how they discovered a connection between them that extended far beyond their four-year relationship.
Stefani, 24, and Don Walper, 69, from Armstrong, British Columbia, are now married to a one-year-old son, but were shocked to learn that they had been sharing much of their lives for years before their meeting.
& # 39; We had been together for two or three months and we were in bed one day and I said "you have to tell me a secret, tell me something nobody knows," she explained.
Don started telling Stefani about his previous five-year marriage and how he had a son with his ex-wife.
& # 39; So Don tells me this story, & # 39; she continued. & # 39; And I thought, "wait a minute, what's your son's name?" And Don repeats it. I thought "oh my god, I know him."
Stefani, 24, and Don Walper, 69, from Armstrong, British Columbia, divorced by 45 years, have revealed how they discovered a connection between them that extended far beyond their four-year relationship. Don hugs his wife while holding their one-year-old son, Lachlan
The age-gap couple had been together for two or three months when she discovered she was going to kindergarten with his son from a previous marriage. In the photo, Stefani and Don Walper share a kiss during a walk
Stefani explained that not everyone understands age relationships and she is often asked: & # 39; How can she possibly love him? & # 39; On the photo, Don kisses his wife's baby bump during pregnancy
She continued: & # 39; I knew Don & # 39; s son from kindergarten. We went to kindergarten, all through primary school, all through high school together, and throughout high school. We also graduated together. Our friendship was quite strong when we were little. & # 39;
Don and Stefani are not currently in conversation with Don & # 39; s son, but have had a child from their own one-year-old Lachlan last year. They also married last year and say they have never been happier.
& # 39; Many people don't understand that age gap relationships can be real & # 39 ;, said Stefani. & # 39; Everyone seems to assume that something else is going on.
& # 39; They say, "How could she possibly love him?" You love someone because you love them. & # 39;
The happy couple, who married last year, said they & # 39; have never been happier & # 39 ;. On the photo, take a selfie during a walk
Stefani and Don talk openly about how they both think their intimate life is the best thing about the relationship. Standing Stefani kisses her 69-year-old husband Don while holding their son Lachlan
They admitted that they had to overcome a number of challenges due to such a large age difference. On the photo Don hugs Stefani's baby belly
The two met four years ago when Stefani started working in Don's favorite pub and they established a direct connection.
After staying up late one evening to watch a band play with Don, Stefani went home with her new lover and the couple has not looked back since.
They talk openly about how they both view their intimate lives as the best in the relationship, especially in the beginning.
& # 39; Absolutely, gender has made a big part of it from my perspective, & # 39; said Don. & # 39; I have always had a younger state of mind. I have never felt my age. & # 39;
& # 39; I always want to go out and have fun with the younger crowds and then connect with someone young, you get the fresh perspective. It changes when you have a child, but we always had sex literally. & # 39;
Stefani added: & 2:00 am, 5:00 am, in the middle of the afternoon, before dinner, after dinner, in the middle of dinner, on the roof, on the balcony, on the floor, anywhere. & # 39;
& # 39; I've been with boys who were a little younger than me and my age, and Don is clearly the oldest. I like that it doesn't take two seconds – he knows what he is doing. & # 39;
Stefani revealed that Don is the oldest, although she has always been with boys who are slightly younger than she is. In the photo, the 24-year-old who takes a selfie of her baby during her pregnancy
The couple still get a lot of judgment from others when they are in public, but have learned not to bother. Pictured, Don poses with Stefani and his son, Lachlan
And while the couple fondly remembers their early days, they also remember some of the challenges they faced due to a large age gap.
& # 39; When we first started dating, Don felt a little weird, because sometimes when I held or kissed his hand, he was a bit distant or stiff, & Stefani said. & # 39; But I don't care, he's my friend, he's my husband.
& # 39; I told my brother about a month or so after we started dating, and he didn't like it, and then he told my mother. In the beginning, both my parents visited everywhere in the city. & # 39;
But Stefani & # 39; s family came around quickly, and now her mother is helping by taking care of Lachlan and maintaining her daughter's new family.
The couple still get a lot of judgment from others when they are in public, but have learned not to bother.
& # 39; Some people are really mean & # 39 ;, Stefani explained. & # 39; People insult me more than insulting Don because I'm the prospector, I'm the one with Dad's, I'm the one who can't support myself, I need a man to save me. & # 39;
The couple is focused on raising their son and is not worried about the uncertainty about how long Don will be around. Stefani is pictured in front of her house
& # 39; Everyone thinks I'm a prospector. Where's the gold? Give me the gold, honey. & # 39;
Stefani is also often confused with being Don & # 39; s daughter, but she is not afraid to let people know they are wrong.
& # 39; It doesn't make me angry or make me angry, I just correct them, & # 39; she said. & # 39; If it is very clear that we are a couple or that we are together in a romantic way, and if you still choose to say unpleasant things, then I will be bothered. But other than correcting them, what do you do? & # 39;
For now, the couple are focused on raising their son and are not worried about the uncertainty about how long Don will be around.
& # 39; At my age I don't worry about being there later, & # 39; said Don. & # 39; Of course I would like to be, but Mother Nature plays a role so I will go as far as I can, be there for him as long as possible and teach him as much as I can before I arrive at that point. Then I think he can push me into my wheelchair. & # 39;
Stefani added: & # 39; Don and Lachlan have a great relationship and looking at how a father is is so beautiful. & # 39;
& # 39; I take a lot of pictures & Lachlan will know if he & # 39; five, ten, fifteen, or in his twenties, is that his father loved him and would be proud of him and that they grew up all these special moments together. & # 39;