Lesbian couple with 37-year age gap get married
When we last checked in with YouTuber Julia Zelg and her partner Eileen De Freest, they told us of their plans to marry. Julia, a 24-year-old singer, met political pundit Eileen, who is 37 years her senior, on Tinder. Her only worry was that she would most likely be outliving 61-year-old Eileen. But the couple who have been together for more than a year are not thinking about that right now. Because they just got married, with Julia taking Eileen’s last name.
Julia and Eileen, the couple with the 37-year age gap just got married (Picture: Marcus Hessenberg/ Barcroft Media) Julia proposed to Eileen during a gig in London and shortly after, Eileen proposed to Julia during their holiday in Brazil. The pair flew to Julia’s home country Brazil where they met her mother – who is eight years younger than Eileen. After meeting for the first time, the families were quickly won over.
The couple met on Tinder a year ago (Picture: Marcus Hessenberg/ Barcroft Media) Despite their almost 40-year gap, the pair have learnt to not let the judgement from others bother them. ‘When I saw Eileen in person for the first time, I was just in awe of her because she is just the most gentle and lovely person ever,’ said blushing bride Julia. ‘We are super happy that quite a few people came from different countries for our wedding.
We are very, very grateful they’re here.’ Julia proposed first and then Eileen did the same a short while later (Picture: Marcus Hessenberg/ Barcroft Media) Eileen added that getting married was a big step, saying it’s something she didn’t have the right to think about when she grew up. ‘Getting married is a big process,’ she said. ‘It’s a really big business that you could almost lose sight of the thing you’re actually going to do. ‘And it’s really a very intense feeling so I ordered champagne.’ ‘I haven’t felt nervous like this in quite a while.’ Eileen, 61, said growing up she never dreamed it would be possible to marry a woman (Picture: Marcus Hessenberg/ Barcroft Media) The wedding ceremony took place at a five-star hotel in London. Julia wore an A-line white Maggie Sottero dress and Eileen also went for an elegant white, lace dress. Both brides wore a veil and dyed their hair bright pink to match one another. Julia and Eileen were both in tears saying their vows during an emotional wedding ceremony. The brides weren’t the only ones who couldn’t hold back the tears. Wedding guests were also moved as the happy couple married.