They had no idea how much hate they would receive when this couple got married. Despite having a 30-year age difference, the couple has been together for nine years and is currently expecting their first child.
When Mindy, 30, was involved in a car accident and Larry, 60, was the officer who responded to the scene, this is the first time they met.
Speaking to Truly, Mindy said: “We don’t really talk about the age gap much, it’s normal for us and it doesn’t really feel like an age gap.”
But not everyone shares this opinion, and when Mindy started starring Larry in her YouTube videos, trolls started leaving the couple a lot of hateful remarks.
She explained: “A lot of people were very supportive but we also received a ton of hate and backlash because of the age gap, which was bit of a shock.
“I wasn’t prepared for it, but now I’ve developed a thick skin and I’m fine.”
Due to Larry’s vasectomy, the couple chose a different path and started IVF when they decided they wanted a child in 2020.
In December 2021, Mindy finally became pregnant after numerous unsuccessful rounds of treatment.
The news of the pregnancy only worsened the hate comments, which included: “Sad the baby won’t see his dad live long” and “the kids won’t have a dad in 5-10 years.”
Even though some of the remarks are lighter, the relationship is still not supported by all of them.
One person quipped: “Does he know how to open a PDF?”
While another simply said: “Nice photo with grandad!”
Mindy said: “They’re just keyboard warriors, they wouldn’t say it to our face, but they have no problem typing it.
“The funny thing about the comments are we’ve never had somebody walk up to us and say this in person.”
Despite the harsh comments the pair have no plans to stop posting videos online.
Mind explained: “We don’t film video and post pictures for comments, we do it because it’s something that we love to do and we love to share out lives with others and hope that it’s relatable.”
Larry added: “The people that comment and say ‘we really enjoyed your videos’ or ‘I’m having a rough time and you helped me through it, that’s why we do what we do.”