​The Romanian Model Who Split With 79-Year-Old Vicar Has Found Love With 'Jesus'

You may have heard the unfortunate tale of the 79-year-old retired vicar who married a 24-year-old Romanian model Florin Marin after meeting on a dating site.

It's unfortunate because the vicar, Philip Clements, sold his home in Kent so he could buy a £88,800 (€100,000) flat in Bucharest for his new husband and he to live in - only for them to break up days later, leaving him with nowhere to live and strapped for cash.

But Marin doesn't seem too miffed - in fact, he's apparently already moved on, saying he's now found love with a wealthy Spanish businessman called Jesus de Vega. And the age gap is slightly smaller this time, as Jesus is 48.


Marin told Romanian media: "He wrote me on Facebook after learning that I had separated from Philip and told me he wanted to know me.

"I told him to buy the plane tickets, that I was not just going to get my money. He waited at the airport with white roses, I was pleasantly surprised.

"After that, we went to a gay club in Alicante, drank tonic and went to his home and slept together."

Marin also said that he and de Vega will be spending New Year together on a romantic cruise.

Marin and his new fella, de Vega (far left) appeared on Romanian TV together. Credit: Fashionista TV

Clements and Marin wed in April this year at Ramsgate Register Office after meeting online, and then moved to Romania shortly after. The flat that Clements bought in Romania was originally in his name, but he then put it into Marin's because he 'wanted him to have security' when he died.

Clements said things started off well, but he soon became unhappy, as he was in a country where he could not speak the language and didn't have many friends.

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He said: "We went off in April and we had a great time. We used to go out to the cinema and shopping. He makes me laugh. We'd laugh a lot.

"I came over to England for some medical appointments for a fortnight in late August. When I returned, we had a disagreement.

"I thought he was unreasonable. I take some responsibility for it too but I decided there wasn't a future.

"I was very lonely, not knowing the language or having any friends.

"Florin would spend a lot of time going out. He used to go to bed very late, sometimes 5am in the morning having been out nightclubbing or watching films.

"He said I wasn't allowed to go clubbing. It wasn't for old people. In my heart I didn't accept it but I trusted him."

I guess the course of true love never did run smooth...

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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