This mum and daughter are regularly mistaken for sisters, despite their 21-year age gap.
At 43 years old, singleton Sarah Niblock, from Manchester, still gets asked for ID on nights out – especially when shes’ with 22-year-old daughter Holly.
She said: “When we’ve been out together, I’ve even been asked for ID a couple of times, which is hilarious. I’m a forty-something mum-of-three – I haven’t thought about ID for years!”
Events coordinator Sarah, who’s also mum to Milly, 20, and Harvey, 18, says her girls have helped keep her looking young – by giving her make-up and fashion advice.
“The girls love showing me off. They’ll show their friends pictures of me, and nobody can believe I’m their mum. We get people mistaking Holly and me for sisters all the time,” she said.
“A few times friends have said to me, ‘That’s a really nice picture of you on Facebook or Instagram,’ when it isn’t me at all – it’s Holly.”
When Sarah reveals her true age, she says people assume she’s had extensive plastic surgery.
But, apart from having Botox injections every six months for the past four years, she is completely natural.
“About three of four times a week, people ask about my lips,” she said. “Nobody ever believes it, but they’re completely natural.
“If you look at the girls and Harvey, they’ve got the same big lips too.”
Having such a young looking mum hasn’t always been easy for showjumping groom Holly, whose mates all fancied her mum at school.
One night, her date spent most of the night asking about Sarah – after briefly meeting her when picking Holly up.
“Back when I was younger, it would wind me up. Boys of my age would go on about Mum, calling her a MILF,” said Holly.
She added: “Once, a mean girl said to me, ‘Your mum is so pretty – how does she have such an ugly daughter?’ which obviously hurt.
“But Mum told me not to listen, and that they were just trying to get a rise out of me.
“Now, though, I find it quite funny and I’m really proud of Mum.
“She gets chatted up everywhere – once a bloke even shouted, ‘What’s your number?’ out of his car window at her, as we were driving down the motorway.”
Despite all the attempts to ask her out, Sarah says she hasn’t been on a date “in forever” – but is on Tinder, where men aren’t always complimentary.
“I get called fake and plastic, or people assume I’ve got this massive ego,” she said.
“But, just because I have blonde Barbie hair, it doesn’t mean I’m a fake or nasty person.”
She added: “I like to look after myself, it makes me feel more confident and it isn’t hurting anyone.
“I know I can’t look like this forever and that the long blonde hair has to go at some point, so I can grow old gracefully, but I’m happy for now. I do this for me – not anyone else.”
Holly says she thinks the jibes are down to jealousy, while Sarah insists she does have boundaries with her kids.
“They’d never get me in a club,” she said. “We just go to nice bars for cocktails, or dinners together.
“We are all very close, but at the end of the day, I know I’m their mum first, not their mate.
“In the past, I have tried to tone down my look, but I just felt frumpy, and not myself.
“Deep down, I think I am uncomfortable with ageing, but getting a bit of Botox now and then is no more than other women my age are doing.”
Holly said: “My friends will ask, ‘What you up to this weekend?’ and laugh when I tell them I’m heading out with my mum and sister.
“I’m sure Harvey will join us too, one day – though he’s a lot more sensible than us three.
“I love the way she is, and I hope if I ever have a daughter we have a relationship like mine and Mum’s.
“She’s still a mum at the end of the day and has those boundaries – she just looks more glam.”
Source: The Sun UK