Rich Foeto Tomkinson is a 48-year-old man who is 19 years older than his wife, Evie Foetu Tomkinson, 29.
He met her when she walked into the pub he was working at in July 2018, and although neither of them expected to hit it off, the felt for one another, and they moved in together in February 2019. Rich proposed to Evie in September 2019, and they tied the know in July 2022.
However, when Rich met Evie’s mum, the 53-yea-rold Sarah Owen, he was surprised to find out that they had met before while they were both working on the same street in the 90s – which means that he had seen Evie as a baby when her mom pushed her around in a pram.
“It was a bit freaky when I realised I’d met Evie as a baby, but I had no idea at the time. We just laugh about it. Age is just a number to us, and you can’t help who you fall in love with.” – he said of the turn of events.
The happy couple got married in July 2022 and are now expecting a baby together.
Evie added that it was a bit odd when they worked out that Rich had met her when she was a baby.
“He’s so fun and has the biggest heart. When we’re together you can’t really tell we’ve got a big age gap – apart from Rich’s grey beard. He’s going to be a great dad.” – she noted.
However, even though their loved ones have always been supportive of their relationship despite the age gap, the couple claims that they have been mistaken for father and daughter multiple times. Evie recalled that a woman once asked her if she was with her dad, but it wasn’t malicious, and she believes the woman was mortified when she told her that he is her boyfriend.
Rich added that he’s been mistaken for Evie’s dad before, but most people now can see how well they click, and the 19-year age gap doesn’t bother them at all.
The moment they met, Evie was instantly attracted to Rich’s warm personality, and they instantly fell in love. He invited her to get involved in a big charity event that he was doing so they could keep in touch – and the rest is history.