Famous TikTok couple marries after 5 months of dating despite hate over their 37-year age gap

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Cheryl and Quran McCain got married in  Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the first week of September 2021. Image supplied by Cheryl.
Cheryl and Quran McCain got married in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the first week of September 2021. Image supplied by Cheryl.
  • US-based couple Cheryl (61) and Quran McCain (24) have become a sensation on TikTok, best known for their dance moves. 
  • The lovebirds are constantly criticised online for their age gap, but that has not stopped them from being affectionate and sharing their love story.
  • After months of dating, they got married in September and are looking forward to spending forever with each other.


Cheryl and Quran McCain's love story was an instant hit on TikTok. Their videos clock numbers never imagined by the US-based lovebirds.

But this fairytale is unique because between them is a 37-year age gap. She is 61 and Quran is 24.

Cheryl says she's never had a stronger connection with any other man. "We are so in sync, it's like I feel what he feels and vice versa," she tells W24.

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Cheryl became famous months ago when she decided to dance and share her moves online. 

"When I did share it, I instantly got 8 000 likes. I never planned to go viral," says the happy new bride.

The likes came with some nastiness which left the new bride disheartened but Quran encouraged her. She then went on to post an appreciation video of her dancing with Quran back in May with the caption: "I was gonna stop making TikToks because of all the hate but a great soul from my past kept me uplifted. I appreciate him because I was really gonna delete the app. I have been bullied all my life because of my eating disorder and I appreciate you King."

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Cheryl and Quran McCain on their wedding day Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Image supplied by Cheryl


From that day on, videos of them dancing and creating funny videos have been a hit. They have been together for five and a half months, and they have already walked down the aisle. A TikTok video of their wedding day in September reached more than five million views.

However, their social media fame is still not always embraced, and there are many mean comments made, mostly about their age gap, dancing or how Cheryl looks. 

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Despite this, they got married in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee mountains, a day Cheryl says was extremely special to her. She wore a long white dress and sandals on her wedding day.

"He is my soulmate, he genuinely makes me happy, and I make him happy. He is in tune with his emotions, which makes us so much closer, and it's what I love most about him. I said yes because I felt it in my heart that there was an unbreakable connection." 

In August, Cheryl posted a TikTok video while crying, "I have lost myself, my self-esteem is so low, I don't feel pretty anymore. I spent years building my self-esteem for TikTok to destroy it in months. I am still fighting but it is a hard battle when people constantly coming for my appearance."

"We ignore the hate as much as possible. Some days it does get to us, but we uplift each other. The worst things they say are about my face my age. Others say he's not pansexual but that he's gay. I don't worry about what no one has to say about him or his past because we are the future."    

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