Italian, 19, bats off trolls after proposing to his 76-year-old girlfriend on TikTok

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A teenager has fought off online trolls making jokes about his engagement to an old age pensioner.

Giuseppe D’Anna, 19, went viral after posting a video to TikTok showing his romantic proposal to his 76-year-old girlfriend who has a distinctive blue streak in her grey hair.

The Italian national shared the moment he got down on one knee to propose to his lover with his 191,000 followers.

He is pictured holding huge balloons in the shape of a heart and passionately snogging his lady captioned “La nostra promessa” - “Our promise” in English.

Mr D’Anna shared the glitzy diamond ring he gave her, footage of the pair frolicking in the sea together and a video kissing his wife-to-be as she tried to eat a plate of spaghetti.

But some online trolls joked the teen was dating his great-great-grandmother and he was only in the relationship because he wanted to get a Playstation 5.

Some followers thought he was chasing her will, with one person commenting: “Oh she rich...We all know what he in it for”.

Not put off by the age gap he hit back posting a video adamant it was true love, captioning it: “We are 56 years apart but love goes beyond everything.”

Some fans wished the best for the couple, writing: “OMG is this true love?”

Another added: “Y’all quit being mean.

“They actually look adorable and for being 76 or 74 she looks so much younger…”

He said their love has “gone international” after being interviewed by global media outlets with his videos garnering 7.5million likes.

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