A 55 year old man from Florida is going viral, after he married his 18 year old god daughter, that he’s apparently known since she was a child.
Mike Haugabook married Deyjah Evans this weekend, in a private ceremony in Florida. Deyjah turned 18 last week. In Florida, where the couple live, the legal age for consent/adulthood is 18.
Here’s video of their wedding, and Deyjah explaining and defending their wedding and relationship:
Mike and Deyjah told Facebook that they will be “raising” their 4 kids together. It’s not clear how many of the children are Deyjah’s (biologically), and whether any of them are biologically both Deyjah’s and Mike’s. Under Florida law, Deyjah was legally unable to consent to sexual relations with an adult male until she turned 18.
But it’s not just the age difference that has people upset with Deyjah and Mike’s marriage. It’s also the fact that Mike is her God-father, and appears to have known her since she was a child.
Deyjah’s mom went on Live yesterday, and confirmed that the Florida 55 year old has known his new wife since she was a toddler. And an image (top image above) began circulating online which purportedly shows Mike and Deyjah embracing when she was a toddler.
Deyjah’s mom is NOT in support of the marriage. Deyjah’s mom – who is a recovering drug addict – claims that she slept with Mike in the past, in exchange for a cell phone and a “couple of dollars.”
We do know for certain that that Mike considered Deyjah his God daughter 4 years ago, when he posted about the then troubled teen running away from her adopted home.
Many on social media are claiming that Mike may have “groomed” his now 18 year old god daughter. So far Mike has not explained the timing of their relationship, nor has he explained to his followers when the newlyweds relationship changed from paternal to romantic . . . .