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Mum has so much of a 'baby face' that strangers constantly mistake husband for her dad

Mum has so much of a 'baby face' that strangers constantly mistake husband for her dad

That's got to be awkward.

Mum-of-three Carolyn has such a 'baby face' that strangers often mistake her husband for her father - which definitely makes for an awkward conversation!

Carolyn Fultz, 30, has been with her husband Drew, 34, for ten years, but thanks to their obvious height difference and Carolyn's youthful face, they get a lot of strange comments from people.

The mum from Phoenix, Arizona shared that people are typically 'shocked' when they learn that she is old enough to have three children - ages eight, five, and two - since she's often pegged for a teenager.

"I’ll be at the play park and people will think I’m the older sister or babysitter for my kids," she said.

“I get asked all the time what school I go to. If I don’t have my kids with me and I drop into conversation about them people will look confused and say: ‘You have three kids already?’

“Just the other day the contractors working on our house presumed I was the older sister to my kids.

“People are always assuming I’m my husband’s daughter too. There is always a moment of surprise when they find out I’m 30 and we’re married.”


Carolyn, who measures 5ft 4ins, and Drew, who towers above her at 6ft 6ins, try their best not the let the judgements get to them.

"I’ve always looked young for my age," the mum explained. In middle school I looked like I was in elementary and so on.

"Now people assume I’m anywhere from 16 to 26. Sometimes they don’t think I’m an adult."

Drew and Carolyn started dating in August 2011 and tied the knot in March 2014 before welcoming their first son in November the same year.

Whilst Carolyn appears young for her age, she says Drew often has the opposite problem and is mistaken for being in his 40s.

"He’s not offended by it," she insists.

“He doesn’t really care that much. We’re used to the mistake all the time.

"The second we start talking and interacting with each other and the kids' people can see the dynamic."


Carolyn says people thinking she is Drew’s daughter doesn’t bother either of them.

“He’s seen me grow into and mature as a woman,” she said.

“He doesn’t see me the same way people do for the first time when meeting me. I’m a confident, 30-year-old woman and I don’t feel I need to prove anything anymore.

“If they think I’m a babysitter or daughter to my husband let them think it.

"They’d realise I’m not if they take the time to get to know me."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Sex and Relationships