A retired priest who married his toyboy lover after meeting online says he’s happier than ever, despite their 55 year age gap. Philip Clements, 80, tied the knot with Florin Marin, 25, in 2017 – but they now live 1,500 miles apart.
Last summer, aspiring model Florin – originally from Romania – got a job
with a car rental company and they’ve had to live separately ever since.
But Philip, who lives in Dover, said he has never been so happy.
He said: “Florin is my first long and meaningful relationship since I retired from the church, I am just so in love with him.”He is the funniest man ever, he makes me laugh until my belly hurts.
“Laughter is such an important ingredient to our marriage. Florin is the most amazing man and is so handsome. “I hate it when we are not together, but we have accepted it and we are now stronger as a couple now we live apart.
“Being miles apart doesn’t affect our relationship at all, we talk daily on FaceTime and I look forward to catching up and hearing about his day at work.
“Not being with each other every day makes it more exciting, I literally count the days down until I see him again.
“I can’t get too excited though because my heart would probably give up! “We hope to one day get a place together in Alicante and I would stay for two months at a time.
“As he is much younger, I want to give him the chance to be free and hang out with his friends and have fun.
“Florin definitely keeps me young, even my dress sense has changed since meeting him, I now wear much tighter trousers. “I haven’t got long left in this world, and I would like nothing more to spend it with Florin.”