A 27-year-old woman has hit back at trolls who described her 55-year-old husband as a “pervert”.
Youtubers Sarah Henderson and Darin Henderson from Kansas City, Missouri, USA, eloped in January this year, only three months after their first face to face meeting.
They both began talking in the comment sections of one another’s YouTube channels, before deciding to finally meet in person. The couple who have been married for 8 months, have narrated how they are forced to defend themselves against bullies who claim Sarah is a ‘gold-digger’ and Darin is a ‘pervert’.
Reacting to this, Sarah said;
‘I dislike it when people call Darin a pervert but it’s also easy to brush off.
‘I know he’s not and that word is so far from describing him that it just seems absurd.
‘I’ve been called a gold-digger once or twice. But this is so untrue as Darin does not bring in a huge amount of money that I would want to be with him for that reason.
‘I adore him for his humour, his love, his kindness. Not his money.’
In their first face-to-face meeting, Darin drove 12 hours from Missouri to visit Sarah who lived in Michigan at the time.
‘I drove away from our first meeting absolutely in love because she was everything that I thought she would be plus more, I was sky high driving away that night and giddy.
‘I watched all of her videos and I knew that I like her a lot. We then started emailing back and forth until we spoke on the phone.
‘We connected very quickly, I ended up enjoying it a lot.’
Sarah recalled how her father was initially reluctant to accept her 55-year-old husband. However after an uneventful meeting with him only a few weeks ago, Sarah and Darin are confident he is warming up.
‘My dad was scared for me, my dad thought I was a young vulnerable girl.
‘He said that I recently got out of a relationship and that I’m impressionable. He was not very happy about things at first, my mum wasn’t as well but mum and Darin get along really well.
‘I knew Darin was really special; I didn’t know I was as going to marry him so quickly but there was a strong connection, and I didn’t want to deny that was true.
‘There was a spark, he was really romantic and sent me lullabies and songs and I loved who he was.’
On being called a pervert, Darin said;
‘An assumption is that I’m a pervert, I worry about that. People think that I only like her because she’s young.
‘It’s surprising because she’s 27 and she’s an adult, it’s not like I fell in love with a twelve-year-old.’