A young Australian man has revealed he is often mistaken for his mother’s boyfriend because of his youthful appearance.
In a video posted on social media, Adile, a 36-year-old single mother, asked her son Rizal, 19, about her experience of having a younger mother.
“As a young mom, it’s common to mess up with your sister, and now he’s getting older, his girlfriend,” she explained.
“I mean, it’s flattering,” the 36-year-old added.
She asked her son, “Do you think people are still surprised that I’m your mother?”
“Yes, everyone I meet will ask me, ‘Who is that girl in your Instagram story?’ »And I say to myself that it’s my mother, my brother, and they are like ‘what the hell?’, said his son.
Australian mother Adile (right) revealed that her son Rizal (left) was often mistaken for her boyfriend
Adile’s son said people often think his mother is his girlfriend or sister because of her youthful appearance.
Her son said it was “really weird” when people mistakenly thought his mother was his girlfriend. He found it more “believable” that she could be confused with his sister because he looks more mature than before.
“You haven’t changed in six years,” he said of his mother.
Adile, who considers his son his best friend, pointed out that he was often asked for identification, to which he replied: “You too.”
She asked her son about the experience of growing up without a father and if he had any advice or ideas to share with other single mothers or children raised by single mothers.
“You don’t need a father to have male role models,” Rizal said.
“Surround yourself with good role models. It could be your coach or your teacher, someone involved in your life.
Adile became pregnant at 16 and had her son at 17.
“I thought having a son at 17 would completely ruin my life,” Adile explained.
“But now, 19 years later, we are like best friends and one of the benefits of having a child young is that you grow up together and the connection you have is more like brother and sister or to best friends.’.
Adile (photo) with her son, gave birth to him when she was 17
Adile said telling her mother she was pregnant as a teenager was “one of the worst days of my entire life”.
“I remember sitting across from her in my school uniform and I didn’t even have to tell her. She looked at me and I looked at her and she said, “You’re pregnant, aren’t you?”
“It was horrible, she got up, ran to the bathroom and vomited.”
Asked about the benefits of having a young mother, Adile’s son said he had a “deeper” connection with her than some of his friends had with their parents.
“I can do fun things with my mom and I can talk to her about things that other parents might not remember…they’re not on the same page.”
Her son also shared some of the downsides of having a younger mother.
“You can’t sneak around or do anything sneaky because she still knows all the tricks, because she technically came into this generation.”
Son says it was ‘really weird’ that people mistook his mother for his sister or girlfriend
Adile said telling her mother she was pregnant as a teenager was “one of the worst days of my life”.
Many Australians resonated with her story and said they had similar age gaps between themselves and their children or parents.
“It’s like me and my mom, she’s 37 and I’m 19,” one comment read.
Others were surprised to learn they were mother and son.
‘Wow, I thought you were dating or dating a brother and sister. Such a beautiful mother,” one said.
While others complimented the mother on her youthful appearance.
“Where did you find the fountain of youth?” » we asked.
“I think the child also has this gene. He also looks younger than his real age. All my wishes’.
Many Australians resonated with Adile’s (pictured) story and said they had similar age gaps between themselves and their children or parents.