A couple with a 30-year age difference have revealed that strangers constantly confuse that they are father and daughter.
Devin Kennedy, 29, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, met her husband Tommy, 59, through a mutual friend nine years ago and says she click on it immediately, fall in love quickly.
However, the couple kept their relationship a secret for a year before telling anyone because of their fear of being judged due to their age difference.
Devin Kennedy, 29, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, has revealed that her husband Tommy, 59, is often mistaken for her father. Pictured: The couple on their wedding day
Devin said that when she met Tommy, he didn’t want to have much to do with her, but was nice to her son from a previous relationship. Pictured: the couple with their children Kadence and Serenity
Mother Devin who stays at home said strangers always mistake her husband for her father and even mistake their children for Tommy’s grandchildren.
“I met Tommy through a mutual friend who I lived with after moving from Maryland to Florida,” Devin said.
‘It’s funny, when I first met him, he didn’t want to have much to do with me. But he was very nice 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 come to terms with 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 bloomed from there.
Tommy never worried too much about our age difference, but he did get a little flak from some people in his life.
Devin hasn’t told or posted anyone about the relationship on social media for a year to avoid society’s judgment. Pictured: Tommy and Devin
‘They think I want something other than love, like money.
‘I was absolutely worried about what society would think. I didn’t tell anyone or post anything on social media the first year we were together.
‘I was a teenage mother and used to be judged. Eventually I got to a point where I thought, “You know what? Who cares”.
‘Our family is doing well and we love each other more than anything else. That was all that mattered. ‘
Devin had her son Logan, 14, before meeting Tommy and the couple have since welcomed two more children, Serenity, seven, and Kadence, five.
Devin, who had been a teenage mother, said she eventually got to a point where their love was all that mattered. Pictured: Devin and Tommy on their wedding day
Devin said that every time they all go out together, strangers assume Tommy is their children’s grandfather. Pictured: the couple with the children
Devin said they get strange looks from people when they hold hands or share a kiss in public
The couple who are head over heels in love admits that their 30-year age difference occasionally presents a number of challenges.
Devin said, “Every time we all go out together, people automatically think he’s my dad.
‘Strangers will tell Tommy’ your grandchildren aren’t beautiful! ‘when he’s with the kids.
And when we hold hands or share a kiss on the lips in public, we’re sure to get some strange looks from people.
‘When our youngest son was born, the nurses at the hospital asked if I would like my father next to me during the delivery.
Devin revealed that she had to correct the hospital staff and tell them that Tommy is her husband, not her father. Pictured: Tommy with Logan, Kadence and Serenity
Devin admits that her father had to “get by” thinking she was with someone older than him. Pictured: Devin and Tommy with (left to right) Serenity, Kadence and Logan
‘I had to explain to them that he was not my father, he was my husband and the father of my children.
‘We’ve been together for so long and it’s just so normal for us. We just laugh about it. It is our life and we are happy. ‘
Devin said it took her dad a while to get the idea that she would be in a relationship with someone older than him.
But after meeting Tommy a few times, she was relieved that both her parents liked him and were happy for her.
She said, ‘I am very close to my family. My mom was always good at it, but it was an adjustment for my dad.
Devin, one of five children, said both her parents liked Tommy after meeting him a few times. Pictured: Devin, 29 and Tommy, 59
Devin said she and Tommy are sharing their relationship to break through misconceptions about age-gap relationships. Pictured: Tommy and Serenity
The couple became engaged in 2013 and had a small beach wedding in October 2020 (pictured)
“I’m one of five kids, and Tommy is a little older than my dad, so that was difficult for him.
“But once he realized what a good man he is, and this wasn’t for the wrong reasons, everyone was happy for me.”
The beloved couple got engaged in 2013 and finally got married in October 2020 at a small beach wedding.
Devin and Tommy are now sharing their story to help break down misconceptions about age-gap relationships and to prove that love is love, whatever it may be.
She said, “Ultimately, we just want a successful relationship and succeed in life together.
Devin said she had boyfriends her age before, but she didn’t ‘click’ with them in the same way as with Tommy. Pictured: Tommy and Devin
Before I met Tommy, I had boyfriends my age, but I never really clicked with them the same way.
‘I love Tommy’s ride. He has passion and wants things in life.
‘When I see that he is a father, my heart melts. He is so gentle and cares about everyone, that’s why I fell 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 difference, a biracial or gay relationship, love is love and that’s all that matters.
‘We love each other and I am happier than I have ever been. I am very lucky. ‘