A GRANDMA who took up bodybuilding after being mocked by her husband is now dating a man 15 years younger than her.
Wendy Levra has branded herself a ‘puma’ as the 42-year-old insists she’s not old enough to be called a ‘cougar’.
She is now a professional bodybuilder and personal trainer with 15 inch biceps, 24 inch quads and a 37 inch chest.
Wendy, from Nevada, has now revealed she began pumping iron in earnest aged 35 after being told to compete in bodybuilding competitions – only for her husband to laugh at her.
She left her job in insurance to become a personal trainer and divorced her husband, and found a new man, 27-year-old Sean O’Flattery, who she’s been seeing for three years.
“We were friends for a while, but a few years later I was having a hard time paying my rent and Sean was moving back to Elko from Iowa so we moved in together," said Wendy.
“We hit it off pretty quickly, we kind of like the same things like going out and travelling. We like paddleboarding and shopping.
“We spend too much money on stupid things and have the same taste in music.
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“I like to call myself a puma, not a cougar, I am not old enough to be a cougar yet Sean also gets along great with my children.”
Wendy had her first son at 17 years old, she had to drop out of high school, her younger son is currently 16-years-old and often accompanies her to her competitions.
"My eldest is 25 now and he and Sean get along very well," says Wendy.
"The first time they met my son admitted that he thought Sean was going to be a big d*******g because he is a bodybuilder.
"But they are great friends now, age has never been a problem with us.
"My eldest lives in Idaho, he has a family of his own, I have a granddaughter and another on the way.
Wendy has faced mixed reactions from social media and her friends and family regarding her bodybuilding physique.
“And my family and friends tell me I motivate them to work out, but then they say things like ‘I want to work out but I don’t want to look like you.’
“And some trolls on Instagram leave comments saying things like ‘you’re disgusting’ or pointed comments that I look like a man with boobs.
“I don’t let it affect me after all it’s my life, and this is something I enjoy doing, and the bodybuilding lifestyle has given me so much.
“Bodybuilding has given me a lot of confidence. I used to be shy. I wouldn't talk to people unless they approached me first.
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