A retired priest who married a Romanian male model 54 years his junior is now homeless and broke after splitting up — DAYS after buying the 24-year-old an apartment.
Retired Rev Philip Clements was branded a “Judas” by local parishioners after he announced plans to marry Florin Marin earlier this year.
Clergymen are banned from performing or entering same-sex marriages under the Church of England rules — but that didn’t stop the 79-year-old from tying the knot with his much younger man, whom he met on an online dating site, back in April!
Months later, the former parish priest sold his home in Sandwich, Kent to buy his young husband an apartment in Romania where the two could start a new life.
While their marriage started off well, things soon went downhill after Clements became isolated in Romania, a country where he had few friends and did not speak the language.
The straw that broke the former priest’s back, however, was when Florin told Clements he was too old to go clubbing with him. Just days after Clements handed Florin over the keys to his Bucharest apartment in August, the pair had an argument and split up.
Now Clements is back in the UK staying with friends, where he remains broke and homeless.
Florin, on the other hand, has already moved on to a new sugar daddy, 48-year-old Jeronimo Jesus de Vega, whom the male model assures is younger and “more wealthy” than his estranged husband.
So sad, mostly for the elder. We hope the former priest finds happiness as he is finally able to be his true self.
[Image via BBC.]