A LESBIAN couple with a 37-year age gap have hit back at trolls who questioned their relationship, as they reveal people are confused by their relationship and will often stare at them in the street.
Julia Zelg, 27, and Eileen De Freest, 64, met on Tinder and have documented their relationship journey on their YouTube channels.
The couple have been married for three years and now and recently spoke on the Later Dater podcast.
Julia and Eileen told the story of how they met, and opened up about the criticisms they have received about their romance.
The couple even invited the world to their wedding by sharing a video of the event with their subscribers.
Julia explained: “People stare at us sometimes a little bit or they just assume Eileen’s my mother.
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“If we’re somewhere and people say Eileen’s my mum, and I say that actually we’re married, they are usually very embarrassed.”
The couple both have YouTube accounts where they share vlogs and Q&A videos about their relationship.
They recently confessed that strangers are much ruder online where they are able to hide behind their anonymity.
Julia continued: “Sometimes because they’re not showing their face they feel like they can say anything.
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“We’ve heard really awful things like people calling me a gold digger or saying I have mummy issues.
“Or in Eileen’s case, someone called her a paedophile, which is disgusting, I’m almost 30.”
Julia previously revealed that she proposed to Eileen, just before Christmas, in 2019.
Julia said: “She’s the most amazing person I’ve ever met.
“She’s just my soulmate.
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“I was just planning to enjoy my single life and have fun and stuff, and in the process of doing that, I met her and just fell for her.
“We’re both really really happy.
“Why is it so wrong that we’re two women and that we have a big age gap?
“There’s nothing wrong and it’s none of your business.”
Despite the abuse they've received, a lot of people have supported the couple.
One person said: “You're both consenting adults and not hurting anyone, keep doing what makes you happy.”
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Another agreed, saying: “Two consenting adults in an honest loving relationship. Nothing more precious than that.”
And a third person said: “Honestly the love you have for each other makes my heart melt, never ever should anyone hate on someone for loving another, love is love, I don’t care what anyone says.”
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