The woman fell for her ex-husband's stepfather, who is 30 years older than her after he offered her a shoulder to lean on during her divorce.
Erica Quiggle, 31, a woman from Harrodsburg, Kentucky is reportedly married to her ex-husband's stepfather, despite a thirty-year gap between them. Quiggle reportedly dropped out of high school in 2008 and she moved in with her first boyfriend. Two years later, she broke up with him, and to fend for herself, she got a job at a department store, and that's where she met her friend's brother, Justin Towell.
She felt like he was the right one for her and their relationship soon graduated to marriage. Sadly, it didn't have the sparks it first did and even the birth of their child couldn't mend the relationship. Eventually, she picked up, career-wise, but things with Justin just didn't seem to get better.
Woman MARRIES her father-in-law who comforted her when her marriage to stepson broke down https://t.co/5od3WN0Iee— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 20, 2021
All in all, it just was a very messy relationship. "I loved my child so much and he was why I had stayed in my marriage. It was heartbreaking taking him away from his home with his dad. I loved my child so much and he was why I had stayed in my marriage. It was heartbreaking taking him away from his home with his dad." At the time, her father-in-law, Jeff Quiggle was also going through a separation, but he comforted Erica, offering her a shoulder to lean on. Soon enough, she found that she was beginning to have feelings for Jeff, but she tried to conceal them, worried about how it would ruin the dynamics of their relationship. Also, the 30-year age gap was a bit worrisome, per Daily Mail.
In 2017, when both parties were finally single, she was surprised to know that Jeff felt the same way about her. She reportedly knew Jeff since she was 16 as she was friends with Justin's sister at the time. The two eventually decided to go ahead with their relationship and soon made it public.
Best of luck to them! Hopefully they’re a better match than the previous arrangement. What’s your point? Want everyone to sneer so you can sell some ads? Bad luck! I wish them nothing but happiness.— Andy (@andyjlane) April 20, 2021
Finally, they moved in together, after realizing that they couldn't ignore their feelings. "Living together was the best thing ever. Everyone argues, but it was just peaceful. We spent all our time together, we went on trips, he took me places." Soon enough, she found out she was pregnant with Jeff's child, and then he proposed to her. "It was a very special moment."
The two got married and in 2018, their daughter Brexlee was born. "It sounds scandalous, but we had this love we could not deny. Despite everything, our relationship is now perfect." Speaking about their age difference, she said, "Jeff is the young soul and I'm the old soul. He laughs when I say that, but it all worked out – and Justin was the most understanding person."
Justin has remarried as well, but the two of them share custody of their son. "Everything's all good now between us. There's no hatred there anymore. We talk about our son and we're both moving on with our lives," said Justin. Jeff, meanwhile, says he's found his soulmate in Erica. "We really enjoy each other the way we are and we're going to enjoy the time we have. We've never looked at the age difference – we just fell in love the way we are."
Good for her, my boyfriend is my 70yr old, and he is fitter than most half his age, i am 30 and it has zero relevance to us.— pariscummings__ (@pariscummings9) April 20, 2021
Erica is now very happy with Jeff, but she is keen on putting an end to rumors that suggest she divorced her husband because of his stepfather with whom she's in a relationship. "When we made the decision to divorce our marriage just wasn't working," she said.
Now, Erica, Jeff, and Brexlee are a very happy family, and even Justin has given the couple his blessings. "It's been a few years now since all of this happened, and I've left it behind me and moved on. We have a pretty good relationship – and we have to make it work regardless for our son."
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