IT’S not the most conventional of relationships.
But despite the constant comments they get from trolls, and one of his daughters wanting to “murder” her, Brightnye Quayle, 22, and 57-year-old James insist they’re deeply in love.
Brightnye Quale, 22, and boyfriend James, 57, have insisted they’re deeply in loveCredit: TikTok/@agegap50
But they’re constantly faced with comments from trolls, including suggestions that Brightnye is in the relationship for James’ moneyCredit: TikTok/@agegap50
Only two of James’ daughters approve of the 14-month relationship – one is on the fence and the other wants to “murder” BrightnyeCredit: TikTok/@agegap50
The couple first met 14 months ago, when Brightnye piqued James’ interest as she ordered nine sandwiches at the bar of the casino they both ended up at.
Since then, their relationship has gone from strength to strength and Brightnye – originally from New Zealand – now lives with her divorced beau.
They’ve been documenting their “unlikely love” on their Age Gap 50 TikTok page, and do their best to answer questions from their fans.
In a recent video, Brightnye responded to one query which asked what James’ daughters think of her.
Turning the question over to James, he then said: “Two of them are okay, one’s sitting on the fence and the other one would like to murder you with a pitchfork, which isn’t very nice.
“You don’t deserve to be murdered with a pitchfork, babe.
“But look, people are entitled to their opinions.
“We don’t mind – we’re in love.”
Another misconception the pair frequently face is that Brightnye is after James’ money.
But he shot that down in another video on the social media site, insisting: “The comments are interesting. A lot of them are about money, it’s ridiculous.
“I was married to my wife for 30 years, bought her a Maserati, paid for everything… what is the difference?
“Every relationship, well certainly traditional relationships where the man looks after the woman, of course you’re going to spend money, it’s not an issue.
“And not relevant.”
Poking fun at the situation, and at trolls, Brightnye joked: “And we’re off to get me a Porsche!”
Brightnye also revealed in a video posted on the TikTok page on 17 August that the pair were taking a three month break from the site, but said she couldn’t reveal why as “it’s a secret”.
The unlikely pair have got something exciting in the pipeline, and are taking a three-month break from their TikTok accountCredit: TikTok/@agegap50