A father-of-three has shared how she fell in love with his kids’ nanny even though they have a 20-year age gap.
49-year-old Ben, a businessman, first met Krystle Romano when he hired her as a family nanny in 2014.
All three kids loved Krystle, who was 23 at that time. Ben, then 43, also fell for her, and the two tied the knot in November 2017.
Krystle has gone from nanny to stepmother, and she is only seven years older than Ben’s eldest daughter.
The pair have been ridiculed on social media after they shared their love story, with some people even accusing Krystle of being a homewrecker.
“Krystle has been mistaken for my daughter many, many times,” Ben shared. “When we vacation together as a family or pose for a family portrait, people mistake Krystle for being one of my three daughters. It doesn’t bother me – I’m used to it now.”
“A lot of people on TikTok assume that I hired Krystle because she was pretty and I wanted to hook up with her or whatever but that’s not true at all,” Ben continued.
“When we met, she was 23 and I was 43 and we were in totally different places. Our love wasn’t planned.
“Other people online call Krystle a gold digger and a homewrecker.
“But I didn’t have much money when I met her. I call Krystle my lucky charm because my business only really took off when we started dating.”
Krystle, who has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship, also said: “People on TikTok are always saying that Ben and I won’t last.
“They tell me that he’ll start a relationship with the next nanny that comes along and that ‘you can’t turn a h*e into a housewife’.
“But Ben and I have been together a long time. I guess people online are interested in us because the nanny becoming the stepmom is like a storyline out of a romantic comedy.
“I love Ben’s kids like they were my own and they can always confide in me if they need me.
“His daughter, Julianna and I are soulmates. There are only ten years between us so people often think we’re sisters.”
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