Kathi Jenkins, 74, has four children, 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She also has a husband-to-be, Devaughn Aubrey, who is 27. This is their unusual love story.
The couple from Texas met on the Adult Friend Finder app. Though it is not a dating app, the two decided to take their initial friendship further.
The 47-year age gap does not seem to be an issue, as the two have been dating for over a year. They are now engaged, with Aubrey saying he knew Kathi was the one for him almost instantly.
He told the press:
"We met online on AFF it is a hook-up site; neither of us was looking for a serious relationship."
"I stumbled on her picture, it was a picture of her breast. I read her profile and messaged her in hopes of a response, she was online too and answered back."
"I asked for her number, and she gave it to me then immediately asked how big my member is, and we talked for a bit that night."
Kathi lives two hours away from Devaughn, and they spent four months talking and getting to know each other.
Once they saw each other, everything happened fast:
"Once I got to her house, she was waiting for me already in bed and directed me inside her house to her room, and I came in her door and saw her, she looked way hotter than her pictures and smelled really sweet and good."
Devaughn added that his bride-to-be wore a "silky dark red blouse" and not much else.
He is also pleased he never told her his proportions, explaining:
"She's very selective, a size queen that likes tall men, and I'm 5ft 7ins, so once she saw me in person, one of the first things she said was 'you're short' or 'you're shorter than I thought."
However, she thought the man was "hot," so they "met at a hotel room a couple of weeks after that and just kept meeting every week until she invited me over for Thanksgiving, then we became official, I guess."
Kathi had long-term relationships but was never married.
Unlike Kathi, Devaughn was briefly married at 24 but did not have children. He divorced in 2021 and met Kathi soon after.
The young man is enchanted with his fiancee, sharing:
"She is so perfect for me, and she is very experienced in life and teaches me a lot. We never fight, can always talk without yelling, and I trust her completely."
The bizarre thing is that Kathi reminds Devaughn of his grandmother:
"She sings beautifully, and she knows a lot of those old songs that remind me of the stuff my grandmother liked, and she knows a lot of the artists that my grandmother liked."
Devaughn admitted he was always attracted to older women.
Kathi added that she prefers tall, white men, but Devaughn surprised her.
"Something about him made me agree to a meeting, many men say stupid stuff, and I won't meet them, but Devaughn never did," she said.
Devaughn's family supports the relationship as he said his mother did not believe him until she saw Kathi's photo. He added that he has "friends around Kathi's age, some are concerned that I might want kids and can't understand why I would want someone older, but they are still supportive."
He knows people assume Kathi is rich due to the age gap, which is not the case, Devaughn confirmed.
The two had different lives, with Kathi saying:
"I'm just a regular lady living in Texas. I have four children, three daughters, and a son, I have 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and counting, and one great great grandson so far."
Kathi, who is retired, has been living in Texas "since my youngest was five." She said that she worked many jobs, but "I mostly waited tables or in fast food to support my children."
The two faced backlash due to the age gap, which is quite uncommon, but Kathi's best friend "thinks it's wonderful that we found each other."
The groom to be added:
"Most people say 'as long as you're happy,' and we are very happy."
Kathi said she wants them to live "the rest of our lives together and be happy." Devaughn, who works at Walmart, is "looking forward to coming home to see my pretty hot lady with her pretty hot meals and her hot kisses."
They do not want age to stand in the way of anyone's happiness, "If you love someone older, go for it, do what makes you happy." Devaughn added, "I think we should all do what makes us happy no matter what people think or feel, be natural."