True love: Young Pinay marries 59-year-old American man. They are really happy! Read more!

True love: Young Pinay marries 59-year-old American man. They are really happy! Read more!

- Ivy Sumando was 23 years old when she first met David Haldane through an online dating website

- Despite the negative reactions they receive for their May-December romance, the couple tied the knot after two years of dating

- And from that day forward, Ivy and David prove that true love does exist

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Photo from Ivy Sumando Haldane Facebook

Watch the video below.

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While some would raise their disapproving eyebrows, others believe this love story is pure and genuine.

Ivy Sumando first met David Haldane online, and they started as friends.

Distance has never been an issue even if Ivy lives in Surigao del Norte, Philippines and David is based in the United States.

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Screengrab from Youtube/Kababayan Today

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What seems to be pulling them apart is their huge age gap.

The American journalist was 34 years older than his Filipina sweetheart.

"She is only after his money," many would judge the young woman who grew up in a farm planting rice and coconuts.

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Photo from Ivy Sumando Haldane Facebook

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Even Ivy's parents themselves were hesitant to give their blessing at first.

But since it's the heart that people follow when it comes to falling in love, the pair would endure criticisms thrown to them.

Ivy was 25 and David was 59 when they conquered the odds and finally tied the knot.

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Photo from Ivy Sumando Haldane Facebook

The couple now have a six-year-old son and are happily married.

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