A 19-year-old woman has vowed to marry her 53-year-old partner, despite the fact her dad has threatened to disown her.


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Michaela Matson, from Nebraska, said she knew her fiancée William Maldera, from Alberta Canada, was the one after their very first video chat, even though there's a whopping 34-year age gap.

The pair met on an 'emotional venting app' and I honestly think that's the future of online dating. Fuck Tinder, let's chat about what pisses us off and bond over that.

Opening up about their relationship, Michaela said: "The first time I saw William's photo, I was thinking, 'Wow, he's handsome' and was attracted to him straight away.

"I liked his nose, it's cute and crooked - because his mom broke it as a child - then he has the most gorgeous light brown eyes that are completely breath-taking.

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"I didn't know who he was at first, but he caught my eye and after we started talking more and more, gradually I realised I was falling for this man."

The happy couple say they are head over heels and love and will marry, but it's not been plain sailing for them. When Michaela's parents found out about the relationship they took away her passport so she couldn't fly out to meet him and even sent her to a psychologist.

Michaela added: "Whenever I was texting him, my dad asked if I was talking to 'the piece of shit'.

"Because I had given my mom my passport after telling my parents about what should have been my vacation with William, I had to apply for a new one and set aside money for myself to move in with him.

"But as soon as I saw him at the airport I dropped my luggage and ran, I was so excited and overwhelmed to finally meet face to face."

As a result of their age difference, Michaela admits that they are often mistaken for father and daughter, but they don't really care.

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She said: "We don't expect people to know we are engaged, and not father and daughter because age gap relationships aren't typical, we try not to let it bother us.

"I've been called his daughter quite a few times, but he proudly tells them 'she's my fiancée'. Other times we laugh it off while they apologise."

They plan to tie the knot in August or September next year. Best of luck to 'em.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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