Tats what you call love – Couple with 39 year age gap fall in love at tattoo parlour, marry and have a baby!
By Candice Fernandez
Emily Feather, 23, from Goole, Yorkshire, first laid eyes on 62-year-old, Billy, when she was 18 – after Emily visited Billy’s tattoo parlour.
From that moment the pair quickly became inseparable and despite the age difference, their relationship blossomed into a full blown romance.
Four years later, the couple have tied the knot and now have their first child together, Dakota, who is 15 months old.
Despite Billy being 11 years older than Emily’s father, her family have since accepted their relationship and the age gap.
Emily said: “I am 23 and my husband Billy is 62, we have a 39 year age gap but I don’t really care what people think about it.
“We have had stares from strangers in the street as they don’t expect to see us in a romantic relationship.
“But at the end of the day, you can’t help who you fall in love with.
“We first laid eyes on each other when I visited his studio to get some designs for my new tattoo.
“It didn’t take long before our conversations turned flirtatious and we ended up dating.
“I never saw his age as a problem and if anything I pursued him.
“We sometimes get stares when we are out in town but we just ignore them.
“We’re in a different generation now where age, race and language shouldn’t matter anymore.
“Billy’s personality is what made me fall for him, and his amazing ice blue eyes, he is caring and loving and so understanding.
“When my family first found out, they was really shocked that I’d gone for such an older man.
“They weren’t all happy at first as they hoped I’d go for someone my own age but Billy tried his best to change their minds.
“I’ve always been quite mature though, and I’ve always seen age as just a number.”
Billy, owns a tattoo parlour owner and is a tattoo artist – he has been married twice before he met Emily – and has five other children from his past relationships.
Two of which now live with Emily and Billy, who are aged 17 and 18.
She added: “When I met Billy he was a single father. He has married twice before, so third time lucky as they say!
“He has two sons and three daughters who have all taken really well to me and Dakota.
“When I walked into Billy’s tattoo parlour I was 18 and he was 57. I didn’t think of him as boyfriend material at this point.
“But about a year later, as I kept getting more tattoos, I became closer to Billy.
“One night after a few drinks, I texted Billy a design of another tattoo I wanted.
“Our conversation then led to discussing rubbing cream on my thigh where the tattoo was going.
“I then texted Billy asking if he had something to tell me. It was there when I began to tell him how I really felt about him.
“We ended up going for dinner and back to his place three nights in a row after that just to chat about us and then it grew into an attraction and spiralled from there.
“We spoke about the consequences that might occur because of our age difference. I was especially worried about how my dad would feel.
“And it was no surprise when my dad, Chris, has his reservations, I think he just wanted to ensure Billy had his best interests for me at heart.
“But when they finally met, they shook hands and Billy explained to him that it was me that chased him.
“My dad thankfully said he was okay with our new relationship and gave us his blessing.”
Emily received an engagement ring off Billy only after just four weeks but they waited three years before marrying on the August 20 2016.
The 23-year-old gave birth to their first child together last January and is now a full-time mum.
Emily said: “I had always said growing up I never wanted children, but how wrong was I?
“Billy and I cried when we found out as it was a mix of emotions.
“He was over the moon but also upset at the thought of our child having to attend his dad’s funeral at such a young age.
“He also worried about missing out on Dakota’s childhood.
“There are times when Billy looks at me and I can tell he’s getting upset knowing that one day Dakota and I are going to lose him.
“But neither of us know what’s going to happen in the future, I am just living each day as it comes. Billy is an amazing husband and father and that’s all that matters.
“And we have decided we would like another child next year.
“I like that he would rather go for a meal or to the cinema on a Friday night, rather than go out and get drunk like most other young lads.
“Our relationship is stable, loving and exciting! We have been together for four years and we haven’t had one argument.”
Emily’s husband, Billy, 62, said: “I love Emily more than anyone I have ever loved before. I couldn’t be without her.
“I love how kind and considerate she is, her looks, personality and her quirky habits. I also love her sexy bum.
“The compatibility between us is unbelievable.
“The people that judge us should just get a life, because they can’t have what I have.
“After four years we tell each other we love each other every day. I often look her in the eyes and ask, why me?”
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