Mum, 42, fell for son’s best friend when he was just 18 and says he’s a great stepdad

A mum has revealed how she fell in love with her son’s best friend who is 22 years her junior.

Dawn Northey, 42, from Wolverhampton, was instantly attracted to Takhari Aldridge, 20, when her son introduced the pair.

Dawn’s son, Callum Northey, 18, and Takhari had been online gaming friends for three years before finally meeting in June 2017.

Seven months later, Dawn and Takhari, then 18, kissed after she dropped him home one afternoon and they’ve been a couple ever since.

The mum-of-two claims her son is happy about the union, but others haven’t been as accepting.

Dawn, who is unemployed, says: “When I first met Takhari, I couldn’t believe I found an 18-year-old attractive.

“Thankfully he fancied me too in the end and now we’re head over heels in love.

A lot of people condemn our relationship but we just ignore it.”

In July 2014, Dawn’s son, Callum, met Takhari, who is unemployed, online while playing Xbox games.

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