A bride-to-be who deliberately shows off affection with her much older partner has hit back at trolls.
Taylor-Rae Hamilton, 29, revealed how people say business owner John Falconer looks old enough to be her grandad.
The couple, who have a near 20-year age gap between them, met through dating app Tinder.
Trolls regularly bombard the lovebirds with negative comments, with bullies accusing Taylor-Rae of being a gold digger.
And it doesn’t stop there as the pair often face being stared at when they go out in public together.
Some strangers even stop the couple and ask to take snaps of them.
But despite the hate, beauty business owner Taylor-Rae claims that after “kissing a few toads”, she’s finally found her prince.
She also doesn’t care if John is the same age as her mum.
Now after meeting through Tinder, the pair are engaged and due to tie the knot in August 2022.
Taylor-Rae is speaking out to “normalise” age gap relationships as she urges people to “always do” what makes them happy.
She said: “People think a 20-year age gap is controversial but as for us it’s totally normal.
“Some people make comments about me being a gold digger or child bride on social media.”
Taylor-Rae, from Northern Ireland, added: “When we’re out it’s more the looks, whispers, nudges, the photographs being taken.
“I’m so tiny as well. I’m only 5ft 1 and also very petite body-wise and John’s just over 6ft so it makes me look even younger again.
“When they’re nudging each other and looking they could possibly be mistaking us for father and daughter.
“I look like a little girl standing beside him – we’re holding hands and I’ve got my engagement ring on.
“When I see people staring and taking pictures I hug him even more, hold his hand even more and say ‘give me a kiss’.”
She told how people judge and assume, but John just “laughs about it”.
And fortunately it doesn’t insult him either as he says “I’m the one that pulled her”.
Taylor-Rae met dad-of-three John after she swiped right on Tinder in September 2019.
After exchanging a couple of messages, Taylor-Rae asked to call him and the pair chatted for three hours.
Despite their age gap, she knew John was the one after their trip to New York.
Taylor-Rae said: “Once we came back I knew this was the person I really wanted to be with – and him too.
“We have a lot of chemistry, our humour is exactly the same and our ambition in life is very similar.
“We’re both very kind and giving people. We’re living our best lives, we’re happy with each other, we’re loyal.
“We even ended up getting a monkey called Winston together too. It’s such a happy home, we have a laugh all the time. I’m blessed.
“I always say behind every dark cloud there’s a lovely rainbow. John’s definitely my rainbow.”