Even tho there’s a 23-year-age gap between them, people oftne think that single mom Joleen Diaz, an Elementary school teacher from northern California, is her 19-year-old daughter’s sister. They have a really close relationship.
The mom said: “We are very close. We do lots of things together – travel, shop, work out. And sometimes just lay on the couch and talk.”
But because she looks so good for her age, Joleen says Meilani doesn’t take offence when people mistakenly believe them to be siblings.
Joleen said: “I don’t think she minds. While she was growing up, she would often hear people tell me they thought my mother was my sister.
“I was pretty young when I had her, so it’s not entirely impossible that we could be sisters.”
You’re probably asking yourself right now, how does the mom stay looking so young? Joleen says it’s all down to taking care of yourself.
She says: “I’ve always lived a healthy, active lifestyle. I rarely drink alcohol, I get a lot of rest, and eat a balanced, healthy diet.”
The key to her youthful appearance, she explains, is a solid skincare regime!
“I religiously take care of my skin,” Joleen says. “And everyday wash my face in the morning and before I go to bed.
“I began taking care of my skin at a young age, around 12 or 13.
“My mom used to buy Mary Kay [cosmetics] and I would secretly use her skin care products.
But while you might think Joleen is one of those mums who tries to tag along with her daughter on nights out and to clubs, she couldn’t think of anything worse to do.
She said: “Meilani and I have never gone clubbing or partying together. And I don’t foresee us doing that anytime in the near future.
“I’ve had my share of doing both – these days I’d rather stay home, drink a nice cup of hot tea, and watch a good movie.”