They say that love has no limits, and that is certainly the case for these devoted couples who share age differences of up to 30 years.
Lovebirds from all over the world have shared their stories online to break through the negative stereotypes surrounding their age difference.
Post photos to the Instagram page @agegaplife, couples from all walks of life revealed the romantic stories behind their first meeting.
Stories include a mother of two, 32, who fell for a 21-year-old grocery store grocery store while going through a divorce.
Fallon Mitchell, 37, from the US, met her now husband Reed, 26, just after her divorce from her first husband. She shared how he worked in the grocery store and the couple flustered about their age difference, but were “blessed with tons of support.” They are now married and have a child together, and Fallon’s two from her previous marriage. She said, “I’m so glad we didn’t give in to stereotypes and opinions. He is my soulmate and we honestly never think about the age difference ‘
Helen Abduall, 49, from Sweden, met her husband Mohanad, 35, two years ago and says they are ‘so in love’. She told FEMAIL that they received hurtful, negative comments about their relationship because Helen was 14 years older. “I think it’s much more acceptable for the man to be the oldest in a relationship,” she said. “People also say he’s just with me so he can stay in Sweden”
Lionel Moore, 43, and his fiancé Stinaa, 21, from Delaware, will have been together for two years in November and engaged in November last year. Despite their age of 22, the couple say they are ‘loving’ together and dedicated a YouTube page and Instagram account to their relationship
Sandy Wells, from the UK, will turn 72 this year, while her 27-year-old husband, David, will turn 57. She told FEMAIL that they never experienced their age difference of 15 years as a problem. “I met him when he was 27 and we got married when I was 44 and he was 29,” she said. “I noticed most of the photos on @agegaplife showed couples where the man looked older than the woman. I think that’s much more acceptable in my experience than the other way around. I felt I had to tackle this problem ‘
Derek Joseph, 30, from New York, is 30 years younger than his partner Ron, 60. The couple have been together for four years; Derek said they are each other’s “greatest champions and support system” and are both best friends and lovers. “We make each other laugh every day and are so blessed to have found each other,” he said, adding that everything they want to normalize age difference pairs
24-year-old Christina Mastropole from Arizona is 28 years younger than her husband Mark, 52, with whom she has a son. The couple started dating in the summer of 2017 and married in September last year before welcoming their first child in December. “Now we have our little boy and enjoy being newlyweds and parents,” she said
Coleen Brennen, 49, from Sydney, Australia, met her partner Rick, 29, on Tinder and they’ve been together for almost four years. She said they clicked right away and their friends and family are very happy for them and have no problem with their age difference. “They see how happy we are together and are just thankful that we both found someone who is respectful and our equal,” she said. “I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever had in a relationship – I’ve been married and divorced twice”
20-year-old Lexi from North Carolina has been with her boyfriend Juan, 36, for two years and says he’s the best in her life. Although his family “doesn’t really care” about their age difference, she said that “made her a few comments.” “As long as we’re happy, they’re happy,” she added. “My stepmother said he’s too old for me, and my mom was initially against the relationship, but she came back”