A 60-year-old grandmother who is engaged to a man 39 years younger than her has revealed how she ditched her best friends after they disapproved of him.
Pam Shasteen felt devastated when her pals called 21-year-old Jonathan Langevin ‘young enough to be her grandson.’ Her friends also told her that she ‘needed therapy.’
But the love birds from Oklahoma refuse to let negative comments affect their relationship.
“I still can’t believe my friends of over 30 years couldn’t be happy for me just because Jonathan is 21. Jonathan is the love of my life and I don’t care what anyone thinks,” Pam shared.
It was in 2018 when Pam received a message from Jonathan on a dating app. “Jonathan had dark curly locks and didn’t look a day over 20. His bio said he was 21,” Pam said.
“I’d fancied younger guys since I was in my thirties. We got chatting and I soon discovered we both loved astrology and the outdoors.”
After a few minutes, the young man from Minnesota made a revelation.
“He told me he was actually 19. I stressed that I was too old for him as I had two daughters in their thirties and I was a grandmother. But thankfully, Jonathan admitted he’d always wanted to be with an older woman.”
The two video-chatted daily, and one week later, Jonathan decided to travel and meet his girlfriend.
“When I spotted him, he was even more handsome in real life. We ran towards each other and kissed passionately. It was love at first sight,” Pam shared.
“I heard one woman tell her friend that we looked disgusting and we shouldn’t be together.
“It really upset me. Every person we walked past gave us a horrible look. Thankfully, Jonathan didn’t mind and when we got home, we laughed it off.”
“We made love and it was just wonderful. There was very little sleeping done that night,” Pam said. “Jonathan may have been decades younger than me but he wasn’t inexperienced. He knew exactly what he was doing.
“During the next few nights, we were all over each other. Jonathan was amazing. I felt myself falling for him already.”
Pam invited her daughters over to meet Jonathan. “Before they arrived I texted them, ‘Just a heads up, he’s 19 and he’s moved in with me.’ When they arrived, they looked so shocked when they saw Jonathan’s baby-face.
“Jonathan said he hoped they could be friends and hugged them. As my daughters and I watched Jonathan play around the house with my six year-old granddaughter, they admitted they liked him.
“I was relieved to have their blessing.”
Jonathan also told his parents, who are both in their 60s, about his relationship with Pam.
“They replied saying they knew Jonathan always had a thing for older women so they weren’t surprised. They even looked forward to meeting me. I was so relieved.”
After two weeks, Pam decided to introduce her boyfriend to her best friends of three decades. “I hoped they’d be happy for me, but instead, they sat in silence and were cold towards Jonathan.
“A few days later they told me Jonathan was using me. Another said he was young enough to be my grandson and that I needed therapy. I was so hurt.
“After that, I decided to cut them out of my life, as I didn’t need that negativity.”
Three months later, Jonathan proposed to the love of his life.
“I was over the moon. I knew it was fast, but I was turning 60 soon and I knew life was for living. I’d been waiting all my life to meet my soul mate and he was right in front of me.”
They traveled to Minnesota to celebrate the news with Jonathan’s family. “As I was older than his mom, my stomach was in knots on the way there. But when I arrived she welcomed me with open arms and laughed about Jonathan finally finding a mature lady.
“Since then, Jonathan’s parents and I have become great friends. My family love him too and Ezra even calls grandpa Jon! I’m so happy I took a chance with Jonathan.
“Although I lost some friends on the way, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.”
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