The winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Emmelie de Forest, has revealed she is in a relationship with fellow Dansk Melodi Grand Prix contestant Jakob Glæsner. Jakob, who is 42, has two children and participated in the Danish national final in 2009 as part of the Jonny Deluxe band which split up in 2012.
The couple have reportedly been together for six months with both choosing to hide their relationship from the press. The couple decided to make their love for each other public after getting to know each other better and Emmelie getting along with Jakob’s children aged seven and ten.
Emmelie is not fazed by the 22 year age difference, saying, “We both fall in love with people and don’t think about numbers. My father was 17 years older than my mother so for me there is nothing unnatural in the fact that we aren’t the same age. People who have prejudices just don’t know better”.