They say love knows no age — and one couple to preach this motto is Dave and Jackie, a US-based duo with a 42-year age gap.
Jackie, 27, originally from the Philippines, has been married to Dave, 42 years her senior, for a few years now, and regularly takes to TikTok to share snaps and videos of the two, The Sun reports.
But although they claim to be in love, not everyone believes Jackie has pure intentions.
With the average age difference for heterosexual couples being 2.3 years — the man is usually the older one — the TikTok-famous duo has left many questioning the authenticity of the relationship.
Under almost every clip Jackie and her 69-year-old husband have posted, there are hundreds of comments by trolls who believe the young woman is in the marriage simply for the money and the visa.
But despite the critique and negative remarks, the couple — who have more than 32,000 fans following their journey — continue to share short clips of their romantic story.
There are lots of sunny hikes, copious amounts of food and countless videos of them dancing together.
Followers and other social media users will also know that Jackie and Dave are not afraid to make fun of the age difference, with the couple even visiting the stores to stack up on “diapers for grandpa’’.
Hitting back at trolls for whom the age gap is too much, Dave said: “I am 69-years-old. And to us, it doesn’t make a bit of difference.’’
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
Originally published as Couple hits back at trolls over 42 year age gap