Businessman, 72, engaged to influencer, 26, in age gap romance

Lifestyle Team
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A 72-year-old American businessman has asked his 26-year-old influencer girlfriend to marry him, the couple opening up about their age-gap romance.

Stunning Vietnamese beauty queen Co Ngan and her wealthy CEO beau Wynn Katz made headlines in Vietnam this week with their lavish engagement bash.

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Photo: Newsflash/Australscope

Co, who lives in the Vietnamese capital Ho Chi Minh, said she was surprised by the media attention over their relationship, which mainly focused on their 46-year age gap.

“I know Katz through social networks. Gradually, we had feelings for each other," she said. 

"Before returning to Vietnam the first time, Katz messaged me asking if he could invite me out for a drink.”

The Vietnamese influencer has nearly 170,000 followers on TikTok and has taken part in several beauty pageants. She often shares modelling snaps and makeup and fashion tips with fans.

Photo: Newsflash/Australscope
Photo: Newsflash/Australscope

Despite the invitation, Co admits the idea of going to a bar initially turned her off so she “directly refused” Katz's invitation.

But when Katz invited her to a quiet restaurant instead they met and were quickly attracted to each other.

Soon afterwards, Katz revealed that he was falling in love with her.

Photo: Newsflash/Australscope
Photo: Newsflash/Australscope

When asked about their age gap, Co said: “I don't see any distance between us. He is also young, energetic like me.

“He understands and pampers me. In real life, I am mature, serious but at home, I have a hobby of watching cartoons."

She added that she was not upset when trolls accused her of being with Katz for his cash, adding that they are together because of their “heart vibrations”.

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