- Samantha is 24 while her boyfriend, Maxie, is 60
- They have defended their relationship
- Samantha says it was love at first sight
A 24-year-old lady has defended her romantic relationship with a 60-year-old man, insisting that it was love at first sight.
Samantha Crosby and Maxie Mills, who are both living in Washington, US, said in a recent interview that they love each other despite what people say.
Briefly.co.za learned that the couple met at a local bar where Maxie, who is a musician, was performing.
Speaking to Caters News Agency, Samantha said:
When I saw him playing the guitar I knew I wanted to approach him at the end. It was love at first sight.
The cosmetology student admitted that the age gap between them was disconcerting at first. However, they soon realised that it made their romance one of a kind.
For his part, Maxie said he didn't immediately view Samantha in a romantic light. However, he was soon drawn to her because of her kindness.
He added that they also share similar interests and hobbies, such as hiking. Therefore, he felt he couldn't throw away a chance at love despite their 36-year age gap.
However, they encountered some resistance from friends and family at first. Maxie is divorced three times and has two children aged 35 and 40. Samantha said:
My friends used to laugh at me and tell me that I was dating a grandpa. My mom was really uncomfortable with it at first, but now everyone is used to him.
Fortunately, they are beginning to find more acceptance now. They have been together for six months and do not have plans for marriage yet.
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