This is probably any young man's worst nightmare.

Read on to find out more about this bizarre love story between a mom and her son's best friend...

When it comes to finding true love...

It's often true when they say, "age is just a number."

However...

There are boundaries and unwritten rules when it comes to forming new, intimate relationships.

There are just some people who you shouldn't date...

Like a close friend's ex-partner, or your ex-partner's sibling, for example.

But perhaps the biggest "no-no" in the dating world?

A parent to start dating one of their child's friends.

It's completely unthinkable, right?

Well, clearly not for one mom who has recently gone public with her very serious relationship... With her son's best friend.

And she claims that they're very much in love, believe it or not!

Forty-two-year-old Dawn Northey, who is from the West Midlands in the U.K, is madly in love with her twenty-year-old boyfriend, Takhari Aldridge.

Yep, you really can't make this kind of stuff up...

And people have been left mortified over the details of Dawn's "inappropriate" romance.

However, a high percentage of people feel that Dawn and Takhari's relationship is absolutely fine due to them both being "consenting adults."

Now, Dawn first met Takhari back in 2017 through her eighteen-year-old son, Callum.

Callum and Takhari met online after gaming together, and when they eventually met in 2017, Dawn first laid eyes on the then-eighteen-year-old Takhari. "When I first met Takhari, I couldn't believe I found an eighteen-year-old attractive," she said in an interview with LadBible.

The pair first came face-to-face when Dawn, who was then married, drove her son 300 miles to meet Takhari at his family home.

"As we pulled up to the house, I saw Takhari standing in the driveway. He was tall, dark, and handsome. I went inside and chatted with Takhari's mum while the boys played video games upstairs."

Shortly after their first meet, Dawn's marriage came to an end...

And in January 2018 when they officially split, Takhari started to come and visit Dawn's family home. "When Takhari came to visit, I was excited to see him. I kept stealing glances at him around the house. Every day I had to tell myself I was too old for him and to stop being daft. I thought it was just a silly crush!" Dawn said, "As we chatted away about our lives, I had no idea how mature he was."

Their first intimate encounter happened when Dawn offered to drive him back home as just the 2 of them.

"When we arrived, Takhari suddenly leaned in and kissed me in the car. I couldn't believe it. I had no idea he fancied me too. I was over the moon!" she said.

But things weren't so rosy 6 days later when Takhari's mom found intimate text messages between the loved up pair...

Which lead to the young man being kicked out of his family home. "I was heartbroken," Dawn explained, "Takhari had nowhere to live so I told him to come stay with us. Next, I needed to come clean to my son, but I was terrified." "That night, I told Callum that Takhari and I had romantic feelings for each other. I explained that if he didn't accept us then we would end it immediately, as neither of us wanted to sacrifice our relationship with him."

But unbelievably so...

Callum was fine with it all. "Callum shrugged his shoulders and told me he was fine with it. I'd never felt so relieved."

However, after Dawn and Takhari went public with their relationship...

It didn't take long for the judgment and scrutiny to begin. "Whenever I held Takhari's hand in public, strangers gave me dirty looks," Dawn sadly explained, "Even someone from my family accused me of grooming Takhari and threatened to call the police. We were both horrified."

But despite the lack of understanding and their twenty-two-year age gap...

Dawn and Takhari are happier than ever. "Takhari has given me a new lease of life. He and Callum are still best friends and it hasn't affected their friendship. Addison [her daughter] even calls Takhari Dad now, it's adorable."

As long as they're happy, that's all that should matter!

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