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A woman who is in a relationship with a man 40 years older than her has hit back after trolls accused her of only being with him for his money. You can see a glimpse inside their relationship here:
Willow Sias, 23, met 63-year-old David Simonini on Tinder in February and ‘fell in love within an hour’.
Willow, from South Carolina, said: “It was a pretty instant connection and we fell in love within an hour.
“He was my first and only Tinder date, but we had a quick dinner because I had an interview later that night.
“We’re like mirrors – our energies mesh really well together and we even eat the same things, which is crazy.
“Often, we’ll be doing nothing but still laughing and having a good time.
“I think we really bonded over the experiences and vibes we share, which is mostly what we have in common.”
Although they have a large age gap, Willow says she and professional blackjack player and home builder David share plenty of common interests, including dining at swish restaurants.
This isn’t model Willow’s first age-gap relationship, she previously dated a 42-year-old and 37-year-old.
She said: “My last relationship started out similarly to this one but the guy never followed through on what he would say he would do.
“David has kept his word on everything, which is really sexy to me.
“He makes sure I’m taken care of, comfortable and don’t need anything – which is really big for me.
“I need that kind of stability and security in my life at this point.”
Willow says her family and friends are supportive of the relationship but admits some people do think David is her ‘sugar daddy’.
She said: “[My parents] absolutely love how happy he’s made me and how good he is to me.
“He recently bought me a Mercedes AMG as a ‘Happy Thursday’ present, so he really spoils me to death – which my father does too.
“He’s very grateful I have someone that treats me like he did.
“[My friends] love us too – but a few still think that he’s my sugar daddy.”
Willow says the pair brush off any mean comments from people online as they don't care about their opinion.
“I’ve been an influencer on social media since I was about 12, so I’ve been around the block and know a thing or two already," she said.
“We get a lot of support from the girls, but lots of hate from the men – we’re not sure why, but there’s a definite divide.
"I don’t care [that trolls think he's my sugar daddy].
"I don’t know any of these people and if I did they’re not people whose opinions I care about on this matter.
"It does bother David sometimes though, so we appreciate the nice comments we do get."
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