A woman revealed how she fell in love with her son’s best friend, who is 22 years younger.
Dawn Northey, 42, of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, was immediately drawn to Takhari Aldridge, 20, when her son introduced the pair.
Dawn’s son, Callum Northey, 18, and Takhari had been online gaming friends for three years before finally meeting in June 2017.
Seven months later, Dawn and Takhari, then 18, kissed after bringing him home one afternoon and have been a couple ever since.
Dawn Northey, 42, from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, fell in love with her son’s 20-year-old best friend, Takhari Aldridge, who is 22 years younger (pictured together).
Dawn’s son, Callum Northey, 18, and Takhari had been online gaming friends for three years before finally meeting in June 2017. Pictured, Addison, 8, Takhari, 20, and Callum, 18
The mother of two was immediately drawn to Takhari (pictured together) when her son Callum, 18, introduced the couple
The mother of two claims her son is happy with the union, but others have not been as acceptable.
“When I first met Takhari, I couldn’t believe I found an 18-year-old attractive,” said Dawn, who is unemployed.
Fortunately, he also liked me in the end and now we are head over heels in love. Many people condemn our relationship, but we just ignore it. ‘
In July 2014, Dawn’s son Callum met Takhari, who is unemployed, online while playing Xbox games.
For the next three years, they spoke every day until Takhari called Callum to his home in June 2017.
Dawn, then married, then drove her son 300 miles from their Glasgow home to Wolverhampton so he could stay with his gaming friend.
Dawn (pictured), who was married at the time, drove her son 300 miles from their Glasgow home to Wolverhampton so that he could stay with his gaming friend Takhari – which was when she first saw Takhari
Dawn said that when she first saw Takhari, she thought he was “tall, dark and handsome.” Pictured, Takhari 20 and Dawn’s daughter, Addison, 8
“When we got to the house, I saw Takhari standing in the driveway,” she explained. “He was tall, dark, and handsome.”
“I went in and talked to Takhari’s mother while the boys were playing video games upstairs.
“We shared how we had heard our sons talk about each other over the years and how nice it was that they finally met.”
A week later, Dawn returned to Takhari’s house to pick up Callum.
“After the boys said goodbye, I told Takhari that he was more than welcome to visit him whenever he wanted,” she said. “Takhari then gave me his number and told me to let him know if I ever got lost in the area.”
Back at home, Dawn’s 15-year marriage to Callum’s father ended – and in January 2018, the couple split up.
Dawn, Callum and her daughter, Addison, 8, moved from their childhood home to Blentyre, South Lanarkshire.
Seven weeks later, Callum invited Takhari to stay with them.
The mother of two claims her son is happy with the union, but others have not been as acceptable. Pictured together, Dawn with Takhari
Dawn (photo) and Takhari secretly texted each other, but within six days Takhari’s mother discovered their messages and kicked Takhari out of the house
“When Takhari came to visit, I was excited to see him,” she explained. “I kept staring at him in the house.
“Every day I had to tell myself that I was too old for him and that I was no longer crazy. I thought it was just a silly crush. ‘
The following week, Dawn Takhari drove home to Wolverhampton.
“As we talked about our lives, I had no idea how mature he was,” she explained. “When we arrived, Takhari suddenly leaned over and kissed me in the car.
‘I could not believe it. I had no idea he liked me too. I was very happy. Later that night, he texted me that from the moment we met, he was dying to kiss me. ‘
Then Dawn and Takhari secretly texted each other. But within six days, Takhari’s mom discovered their text messages and kicked Takhari out of the house.
“My heart was broken,” said Dawn. “Takhari had nowhere to live, so I told him to stay with us. Then I had to clean my son, but I was terrified. ‘
She continued, “That night I told Callum that Takhari and I had romantic feelings for each other.
“I explained that if he didn’t accept us, we would end it immediately because neither of us wanted to sacrifice our relationship with him.
Despite their massive age difference of 22, the couple (pictured together) insist they are happier than ever
The mom of two said she doesn’t understand why people judge their relationship when they’re just happy and in love (pictured together)
Callum shrugged and said he was fine. I had never been so relieved. ‘
With Callum’s blessing, Dawn and Takhari moved in together that day and became a couple. But it wasn’t long before the pair got critical.
“Whenever I held Takhari’s hand in public, strangers looked at me with disgust,” said Dawn. “Then one day Takhari injured his knuckle and we had to go to the hospital.”
“The nurse said,” I will check your son’s hand now. “I was so ashamed and told her I was his partner, not his mother. She apologized and said it was because I looked much older.
“Even one of my family accused me of taking care of Takhari and threatened to call the police. We were both horrified. Takhari was an adult adult when we met, not a child. ‘
Despite their massive age difference of 22, the couple insist they are happier than ever.
“Takhari has given me a new lease of life,” Dawn explained. “He and Callum are still best friends and it hasn’t affected their friendship.
“Addison even calls Takhari Dad now, it’s cute. While Takhari’s mom didn’t give us her blessing, we really hope she will someday.
“I don’t understand why people judge our relationship when we’re just happy and in love. Usually we forget that we have an age difference anyway. ‘
Speaking about their first meeting, Dawn (photo with Takhari) said, “I couldn’t believe I found an 18-year-old attractive. “Fortunately, he also liked me in the end and now we are in love with each other.”