“In war and in love all is fair”, “There is no age for love” and “Where the heart leans, the foot walks” are just some popular phrases regarding love and relationships, often for justify one or another failure committed in the name of love.
A beautiful romantic story is the one that Deborah Babu, a 60-year-old woman from California, United States, is experiencing. In 2017, Deborah was vacationing with her daughter on the beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania, when she met Saitoty Babu, 30, a man she sold souvenirsmember of the Maasai tribe.
Although they did not buy their products, Deborah took the opportunity to take a photo with Saitoty. In addition, they exchanged phone numbers and started chatting.
Love is like a little plant, if you water it, it blooms. The same thing happened between these two lovebirds, because after so many talks they fell in love, even Saitoty accompanied Deborah and her daughter to the next destination on their vacation itinerary.
Yessss! let them get married
When Deborah returned to the United States, she kept in touch with Saitoty, and Saitoty, bang!, asks for her hand in holy matrimony. And although at the beginning there were doubts about her because of her age gap, it was her very children who encouraged her to marry as long as that was her desire.
That is how Deborah decided to follow her little heart and travel 15 thousand kilometers again to Tanzania, where the boy officially asked for her hand and she said yes.
Long live the bride and groom!
In 2018, Deborah and Saitoty had a traditional Maasai wedding, but made their union legal in July of this year. However, the couple often receives unpleasant comments.
In an interview for Birmingham MailDeborah says that there are people who tell her that she looks like Saitoty’s grandmother, others ask her if she adopted him, while some say that he only married her to obtain American citizenship, when in reality Saitoty has no interest in living in the United States, but despite the criticism, both prefer to focus on themselves and their love.
I never expected to find a husband and marry someone much younger than me, but he is the most tender and caring man. The first time he talked about marrying me I thought he was crazy, but my children and family told me that I shouldn’t care about the age difference, that I had been alone long enough and deserved to be happy. It is a very different life here in Tanzania, but I am happy.
On the other hand, also Saitoty shared his perspective, saying:
The first time I saw her I felt like I was seeing an angel. We laughed and took a picture, and she melted my heart. She is beautiful, tender and supports me. Having a wife is a big step for me.
I’m proud of our marriage, the bad comments really hurt me, but now I see other couples with age differences and that helps us to ignore what people say. Age is just a number and that doesn’t stop the love and care I have for my wife.
These are stories that make the heart feel warm, because Deborah and Saitoty look really happy. We can only wish you the best in your marriage.