I’m a grandmother – I started bodybuilding after being taunted by my husband and now I’m a pum dating a guy 15 years younger
A grandma who took up bodybuilding after being taunted by her husband is now dating a man 15 years her junior.
Wendy Levra has referred to herself as a “cougar” as the 42-year-old insists she isn’t old enough to be called a “cougar”.
She is now a professional bodybuilder and personal trainer with 15 inch biceps, 24 inch quads and a 37 inch chest.
Wendy, from Nevada, has now revealed that she took up iron pumping seriously at the age of 35 after being told to compete in bodybuilding – only to have her husband laugh at her.
She quit her insurance job to become a personal trainer, divorced her husband and found a new man, 27-year-old Sean O’Flattery, with whom she has been dating for three years.
“We were friends for a while, but a few years later I was having trouble paying my rent and Sean moved back from Iowa to Elko, so we moved in together,” Wendy said.
“We hit it off pretty quickly, we like the same things like going out and travelling. We like paddling and shopping.
“We spend too much money on stupid things and we have the same taste in music.
“I like to call myself a cougar, not a cougar, I’m not old enough to be a cougar yet, but Sean is great with my kids too.”
Wendy had her first son at 17, she had to drop out of high school, her younger son is currently 16 and often accompanies her to her competitions.
“My oldest is 25 now and he and Sean get along really well,” says Wendy.
“When they first met, my son admitted that he thought Sean was going to be a big jerk for being a bodybuilder.
“But they are great friends now, age has never been an issue with us.
“My eldest lives in Idaho, he has a family of his own, I have a granddaughter and another is on the way.
Wendy has had mixed reactions from social media and her friends and family regarding her bodybuilding physique.
“And my family and friends tell me that I encourage them to exercise, but then they say things like, ‘I want to exercise, but I don’t want to look like you.’
“And some trolls on Instagram leave comments like ‘You’re gross’ or pointed comments that I look like a man with boobs.
“I don’t let that affect me, it’s my life after all and it’s something I love to do and the bodybuilding lifestyle has given me so much.
“Bodybuilding gave me a lot of confidence. I used to be shy. I wouldn’t talk to people unless they came up to me first.
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