A 21-year-old woman has defended her three-year relationship with her 54-year-old boyfriend on social media.
Nicole Downs, from Michigan, US, recently revealed details of her romance with her partner, known only as Michael, in a TikTok video which has now gone viral.
She said: “So I’ve never really posted a pic of us, me and my boyfriend of over a year 10/20/18.
“Ever since we met we’ve been inseparable, I haven’t posted him because of our age gap and didn’t even want to deal with other people’s negativity but this is my life and I do what makes me happy.”
Since her initial announcement, Downs has been sharing more content about their relationship and she has unfortunately received a ton of criticism from people who claim she is ‘using’ him.
One person commented: “You don’t seem to love him. You are probably using him which is sad.”
“Would you date him if he was broke and old?” a second added.
Joining in, a third said: “Girl, I thought he was your dad.”
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However, many people have been showing support for the couple as they think they are ‘cute’ together.
“Live your lives, you guys are cute,” one follower gushed.
Another pitched in, saying: “I love you guys together so, so much!”
They aren’t the only couple to make headlines with their big age gap.
Recently, a 61-year-old grandma confirmed she’s engaged to her boyfriend, 24.
On Instagram, they said: “She said yes. You make me a simp but I love you and it’s nothing but forward from here.”
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