- A 43-year-old woman, Joleen Diaz, is constantly mistaken to be the sister of her 19-year-old daughter
- The school teacher and her daughter not only look like sisters, but they also share a beautiful relationship as well
- Diaz, who is a single mum, credits clean living for her youthful looks
A Californian school teacher and her daughter have revealed how they are constantly mistaken for sisters even though there is a 23-year gap between them.
Joleen Diaz, who is 43 and her daughter, Meilani Parks, who is 19, not only share a beautiful relationship, they are also constantly mistaken for sisters rather than what they are: mother and daughter.
According to Diaz, who is a single mom, Meilani is always flattered when people confuse their relationship. Speaking on how she has managed to maintain a youthful glow, Diaz revealed she started a good skincare regimen when she was 12 or 13.
“I’ve always lived a healthy, active lifestyle. I rarely drink alcohol, I get a lot of rest, and eat a balanced, healthy diet. I religiously take care of my skin, and everyday wash my face in the morning and before I go to bed.”
In addition to using skincare products, Diaz revealed that a generally relaxed attitude is also key to staying youthful.
"I’m pretty pragmatic, and try not to worry too much about the past or anticipate worries in the future.”
Despite her youthful looks, Diaz isn’t one to tag along with her daughter to clubs or parties.
“Meilani and I have never gone clubbing or partying together. And I don’t foresee us doing that anytime in the near future. I’ve had my share of doing both. These days I’d rather stay home, drink a nice cup of hot tea, and watch a good movie.”
Diaz and her partner split up amicably 13 years ago but the family still gets along and regularly holiday together.
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