Woman, 26, admits most strangers think her partner is her father because of their 29-year age difference

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One woman has revealed how she fell in love with the bouncer who kicked her out of a nightclub for arguing – admitting that most strangers call their relationship “inappropriate” due to the 29-year age difference.

Support worker Lauren Kerr, 26, from Middlesbrough, first met Anthony Shaylor, 55, from Stockport on a night out in her hometown in 2017.

Their first impressions of each other were not particularly positive, however, as Anthony was tasked with escorting Lauren out of the nightclub after she got into a brawl.

But the Monday after the weekend incident, Lauren started a new job and was shocked to discover that Anthony had also joined the company on the same day.

For Anthony, it was love at second sight and Lauren was soon drawn to his charisma, with a working novel blossoming in November 2017 before the couple welcomed their first daughter Ruby, one, in April 2020.

Support worker Lauren Kerr, 26, from Middlesbrough, first met Anthony Shaylor, 55, from Stockport on a night out in her hometown in 2017 (pictured together)

Their first impressions of each other were not particularly positive, however, as Anthony was tasked with escorting Lauren out of the nightclub after she got into a brawl.  In the picture with their daughter Ruby

Their first impressions of each other were not particularly positive, however, as Anthony was tasked with escorting Lauren out of the nightclub after she got into a brawl. In the picture with their daughter Ruby

Fortunately, the couple has had the full support of their families throughout their relationship, despite their 29-year age difference.

For Lauren, she said the advantages of having a man who is almost three decades older than her is that Anthony has a wealth of life experience, is safe and stable, and knows who he is and what he wants in life.

But when out in public, Lauren and Anthony have discovered that strangers will stare at them if they show signs of affection towards each other.

Lauren has also been asked several times if she’s Anthony’s daughter – and although she used to suffer from it, she now says she’s learned to laugh about it.

But the Monday after the weekend debacle, Lauren (pictured with her partner) started a new job and was shocked to discover that Anthony had also joined the company on the same day.

Lauren in the picture with her partner

But the Monday after the weekend debacle, Lauren (pictured with her partner) started a new job and was shocked to discover that Anthony had also joined the company on the same day.

For Anthony, it was love at second sight and Lauren (pictured together) was soon drawn to his charisma, with a working novel blossoming in November 2017 before the couple welcomed their first daughter Ruby, one, in April 2020

For Anthony, it was love at second sight and Lauren (pictured together) was soon drawn to his charisma, with a working novel blossoming in November 2017 before the couple welcomed their first daughter Ruby, one, in April 2020

Fortunately, the couple (pictured) have had the full support of their families throughout their relationship, despite their 29-year age difference

The couple on vacation together in the photo

Thankfully, the couple (pictured) have had the full support of their families throughout their relationship, despite their 29-year age difference

The couple is eager to tell the world that “love is love,” regardless of their age.

Lauren said: “The age difference has never really touched us, aside from comments from outsiders about how inappropriate it is.

“Sometimes people stare at us when they see us together or make comments asking if I’m Anthony’s daughter.

“In the beginning it bothered me a lot, but after a while I laughed it off. We chose to ignore that and despite that we loved each other more.’

For Lauren, she said the advantages of having a man nearly three decades older than her is that Anthony (pictured together) has a wealth of life experience, is safe and stable, and knows who he is and what he wants in life. life

For Lauren, she said the advantages of having a man almost three decades older than her is that Anthony (pictured together) has a wealth of life experience, is safe and stable, and knows who he is and what he wants in life. life

But when out in public, Lauren (pictured with her daughter) and Anthony have discovered that strangers will stare at them if they show signs of affection towards each other.

But when out in public, Lauren (pictured with her daughter) and Anthony have discovered that strangers will stare at them if they show signs of affection towards each other.

She continued: “Anthony doesn’t care at all about what others think. Our families have been very responsive to our relationship and just want us to be happy and I get along really well with my in-laws and they are family to me.”

Anthony was married for 25 years and then divorced before meeting Lauren, and has an estranged 19-year-old son.

“Sometimes Anthony gets upset about not seeing his son, but I think our daughter Ruby helps a lot with this,” Lauren said.

Anthony was married for 25 years and then divorced before meeting Lauren (pictured together), and has an estranged 19-year-old son

Anthony was married for 25 years and then divorced before meeting Lauren (pictured together), and has an estranged 19-year-old son

The mother-of-one added: ‘You never know what you might find in a person if you don’t give it a chance because of their age. It’s a small thing in the grand scheme of things and actually affects others more than it affects our own relationship.’

Anthony would like to get married again and try to have a second child with Lauren, as well as buy their own house.

“The plan for the future is to get married and have another child,” Lauren said. “We want to buy a house and a motorhome and travel the world and we will always do that together, as a family.

“For others concerned about falling in love with an older or younger person, trust your instincts about how you feel about that person and go with it. You will have no regrets.’

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