A couple were left red-faced when they were mistaken for mother and daughter – despite only sharing a one-year age gap.
Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans, 33 and 34 respectively, said the “horrendous” mix-up left them feeling insecure.
But the pair, from Windsor in Berkshire, took to TikTok to turn the embarrassing mishap into a way to poke fun at themselves.
In one clip, Whitney acts as the daughter by calling her partner “mum”. She pulls her dress and says: “Excuse me mummy.”
Megan said: “It feels horrendous when it happens, because I don’t want to look old enough to be my wife’s mother. It’s very strange.
“Being mistaken for mother and daughter is embarrassing.
“There’s been a few in-person experiences where it’s happened but we also get comments on TikTok from people who say ‘Oh my God, I thought you were mother and daughter’.
The 34-year-old recalled the moment when they were shopping and the shopkeeper asked them: “Oh, are you two mother and daughter?”
“We had to say ‘Er, no, we’re actually getting married next week’,” Megan added. “She just didn’t even apologise, she just said ‘Oh’.
“Then we asked who she thought was the mother, and she pointed at me.”
Meanwhile, Whitney felt frustrated by her youthful looks.
She said: “I don’t want to look young enough to be mistaken for a child. I’m a 33-year-old woman, I want to look like a woman.
“I do think it’s hilarious though. I’m sure if the tables were turned, I wouldn’t find it that funny.
“I feel for Megan though, because I’m sure deep down it bothers her. It is an awkward situation though, when we have to respond ‘No, we’re wife and wife’. It can be a real eye opener for people.
“I think it happens a lot with gay couples. I think people need to just start asking ‘How do you know each other?'”
Some commenters have expressed their shock at the idea that the married couple could be mistaken for blood relatives.
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One user wrote: “How can people not see what a beautiful couple you make?!”
Another commenter said: “I was a year younger than my ex-wife and constantly got mistaken for her mother… go figure.”
Others jumped to the wrong conclusions.
“You look like twins!” one wrote while a second penned: “Oops, thought you were mother and daughter, sorry.”