- Fransie de Bruin is 64 and Christiaan Niewenhuizen is 29
- They connected via Facebook and fell in love with each other when they met
- They said they love each other despite their 35-year age gap
A South African couple is madly in love with each other despite their massive 35-year age gap.
Fransie de Bruin, a widow from Pretoria, is 64 years old, News24 reports. Her boyfriend, Christiaan Niewenhuizen from Bloemfontein, is 29.
Briefly.co.za learned that the two connected via Facebook in June this year. After a lot of chatting, they eventually exchanged numbers.
It wasn't long before Fransie got on a bus to meet Christiaan in August — and it was love at first sight. Fransie explained:
He couldn’t believe it when I turned up. He was incredibly happy to see me. I immediately swept him off his feet!
For his part, Christiaan said he likes Fransie's warmth and sincerity towards him, as well as the fact that she's "so different."
Fransie said their attraction to each other is because they're both religious and "children of God." They are also helping each other overcome the hurt they've been through, she added.
Fransie has obtained the blessings of her two sons, aged 41 and 39, to relocate to Bloemfontein to be with Christiaan.
She lamented the fact that people still question age gaps in relationships. Nevertheless, she's happy she found Christiaan:
I believe God sent him to me and that we’ll walk a long and happy path together.”
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