When Quran first met Cheryl, he had no idea how much their lives would intertwine. But, as they got to know each other better, their connection became undeniable. Now, they're trending on TikTok and causing quite the commotion. Here's why...
Quran, 23, was based in Georgia in the United States. He had always been a hard worker and never took shortcuts in education or employment. This may have been due to his passion or drive for success or...his difficult upbringing.
Quran's childhood was much harder than most. And because of this, he wanted to work hard and be out of the house as much as possible. Little did Quran know that the struggle he endured throughout the years would, in time, bring him one of his greatest gifts.
Troubles in Teenhood
While most children his age were playing sports, messing around at the local park, and doing all kinds of kid activities, Quran battled some demons that would haunt him for a long time to come. During his youth, Quran was a victim of bullying. He struggled with his sexuality and didn't have a good relationship with his parents.
He felt misunderstood by his parents; however, the young man didn't let this break him. Instead, these difficult experiences made Quran stronger and led him to become a hard worker at Dairy Queen. He began employment there at just 15-years-old and went on for years. This was something Quran would be thankful for later on.
Quran stayed at the same job for several years. This could be thanks to a great relationship with the manager or that he genuinely liked working there. Either way, the young man never could've expected how much better work would get once he met his manager's Mother.
Cheryl would often stop by the Dairy Queen to say hello and catch up with the regulars. And, in addition to her bubbly personality, she was one of the many older adults who took a liking to TikTok. The woman loved to dance and record videos, but the internet wasn't always so kind...
A Unique Friendship
The TikToker had grown confident enough to share her moves online but, in response, began to receive negative comments. Then, one day at Dairy Queen, while talking to her son about how upset she was, Quran overheard Cheryl's concerns and asked for more of the full story.
Hearing about her experience, Quran encouraged Cheryl to keep posting the dancing videos because he thought she was awesome. The young man liked the older woman's spirit and said that her talent was too good to keep offline! With that, a beautiful friendship formed. But, this relationship would soon blossom into something more.
Quran Got to Know Cheryl Better
Cheryl was a 60-year-old woman who had always loved to dance. Throughout her days, she moved and grooved, raised 7 children, and experienced much that life had to offer. Her kids were now all older than their mid-20's, but in reality, there was something she was still missing.
Cheryl hadn't been able to find true love. But, the 60-year-old knew she loved her children unconditionally, and that was good enough. On the other side of this story was the much younger Quran. Despite their age gap, the more he got to know Cheryl, the more the Dairy Queen employee started to fall in love.
She Went Viral
Quran loved the way Cheryl expressed herself through dancing, especially on TikTok for the world to see. The 60-year-old had an account before Quran made one, and she posted dancing videos that would rack up thousands of likes. So, he encouraged her to keep doing it!
"She killed it, and I said to her that is her thing, and for the first time, she got 8,000 likes...I told her to keep making more videos. We got on there and started making videos, and she went viral," Quran said on TikTok. From then on, the pair recorded videos together as dancing partners. But their chemistry was building.
Teaming up for TikTok
Before ever admitting they may have had feelings for each other, Quran focused his attention on being a good partner to Cheryl on camera. He learned the moves for dances she wanted to do, and they went on to record many videos together. Soon, their connection became undeniable.
This process went on for some time, with Cheryl focused on her footwork and Quran on this new woman in his life. But how long could the two of them deny their hearts? Or was the young man alone in these romantic feelings? Answers to all of these questions would soon reveal themselves...
A 37-Year Age Gap
Although it had grown undeniable that there were feelings present between them, there was an elephant in the room that had to be addressed: Quran and Cheryl's 37 year age gap. Following his heart, it was easier for the young man to barely notice the decades between them, but with Cheryl, it was a bit of a different story.
She couldn't get past the fact that Quran was in a completely different phase of life from her. He was only 23-years-old, and she had 17 grandchildren. But, what could they do? Limiting possibilities for each other and themselves as a unit was not a route they wanted to take...
Age Didn't Matter
The two may have had 37 years between them, but it didn't seem to make them skip a beat at all. Finally, the 60-year-old TikToker decided that she deserved to be happy, despite the age of the one who could potentially capture her heart. Thus, Cheryl and Quran agreed that age didn't matter.
With this decision made, the pair began to support each other more than ever before. They decided not to let their lives be determined by Cheryl's age or anything else. The 60-year-old was hip, active, loved to groove, and found passion in life that she eventually learned to share with Quran. So, they decided to give dating a shot.
They Made It Official
According to Quran, the decision to make their relationship official came around early in 2021. The lovebirds felt the happiest they'd ever been. Thus, the couple continued recording dancing videos and skits, and some of them began to spill onto Quran's page as well.
On TikTok, the partners were self-proclaimed couple goals. After deciding they were an item, the lovebugs didn't hold back from sharing their connection with the world. Kissing, cuddling, dancing, and enjoying their lives, Cheryl and Quran certainly put on a love-filled show for their growing follower-base.
Becoming TikTok Famous
In time, Cheryl took her love for dance over to Quran's channel (@ttvleolove_3), and he posted the two of them for the first time. "Best Friend with @oliver6060," read the caption below the pair dancing. But, neither of them could have anticipated what happened next.
And, they weren't the only ones who were surprised! People soon realized how unique Cheryl and Quran's relationship was. Slowly but surely, their videos started to get a lot of traction. In fact, their first clip has since gained upwards of 95.8K views!
Racking up Followers and 1M Likes
Although people couldn't quite figure out exactly what their relationship was upon first seeing it, Quran and Cheryl became an overnight sensation on TikTok. And before they knew it, his account racked up over 543K followers. But, even yet, there was another milestone on its way.
In March 2021, Quran posted, "We hit a million likes on our videos thank you, everyone," alongside a video of him and Cheryl dancing side by side. After that, they continued to fill their accounts with content and gained more attention, but it wasn't always in the best light.
Harsh Feedback Grew Hurtful
Their social media pages finally displayed the true Quran and Cheryl: A couple happily in love doing what they like to do most and sharing it with the world. But, not everyone saw it that way. A TikTok user's comment claimed that Quran was using Cheryl for her money.
But in a blink, Cheryl clapped back at the comment, saying that the person who wrote the offensive words in the first place should be embarrassed of themselves for spreading such negativity online. "I hate comments like this...people hating on me while I’m just trying to enjoy life," Cheryl reflected in an Instagram live video.
Theories and Rumors Swirled
Cheryl's loyal followers defended her through thick and thin, but this incident led the TikTok universe to explode with rumors and theories about the nature of their relationship. Viewers even dug into the couple's past struggles, insecurities, and secrets.
There were some followers who accused Quran of hiding the truth about his sexuality behind a relationship with an older woman. And, this was far from the end of the online slander they faces. Their comment sections were overflowing left and right with assumptions...
People Thought She Was a Sugar Mama
"Secure that insurance money," said one user, and "Just working together for clout and money. Guy calls himself a king," commented another. From attacks on Quran's intentions with Cheryl to taking digs at their age difference, the trolls didn't stop.
"She's old enough to be your grandma, and you dating this chick what..." someone else said. The comments were becoming hurtful to the couple's morale, especially for Cheryl. The lovebirds posted an Instagram live sharing their thoughts and feelings in real-time, but that didn't stop the negativity from spilling in.
They Were Shocked
"It's a fake relationship, they don't have a love story," one person commented. The online world was beginning to feel like it was crushing the couple. "Bro we all know it's fake ... u doin this to get followers," said someone else. Quran and Cheryl couldn't believe the response they were getting.
Unfortunately, people didn't only take cheap shots; they also went for Chery's deepest insecurities. "It looks like she's about to turn to dust," wrote one user. The couple was shocked, and finally, Cheryl spoke up. "You don't judge a book by its cover. People are too farfetched. They say stupid [things]," she said.
Cheryl Struggled a Lot
What followers didn't know was that Cheryl struggled with mental health. Many commented about the 60-year-old's skin and wrinkles, but she didn't let it get to her. Instead, the wise woman explained that it was a natural consequence of having certain health issues at her age. "Looks have nothing to do with it...how can we help what we look like?" she asked.
Amidst all of this drama of people making assumptions about their relationship, Cheryl soon felt extremely silenced. On top of that, after a conversation got out of hand at work, she received passive comments from her employer, and to keep her dignity, Cheryl was forced to quit before potentially getting fired.
Cheryl's TikTok Was Banned
Shortly before the time of this article's writing, Cheryl's TikTok account got banned. The social media star claimed she didn't do anything other than post a dancing video at a concert and continued to defend herself against haters online. But on the inside, Cheryl felt terrible that her dancing platform had been taken away.
According to an Instagram live on Quran's account, Cheryl spent the following day in tears over "Somebody [trying to] destroy me like that." The couple was utterly shocked that this was the reaction they were receiving. Nevertheless, the lovers continued to stand strong together.
They Were Better Together
While they were only boyfriend and girlfriend at the time of this article's writing, Quran consistently referred to Cheryl as his wife or "Wifey." This term of endearment might've led some to believe that marriage could be in the future cards for these two lovebirds. But unfortunately, not everyone was outwardly supportive of the couple.
"The bond I've created with [Cheryl] is amazing," Quran gushed. He wiped her tears away and said that they would deal with cyberbullying together no matter what happened. Thus, the couple committed to having each other's backs. "Don't worry about how old my wife is," the boyfriend said in defense of his woman.
"Age Is Just a Number"
From age to looks, they couldn't catch a break from the outside world's harsh words. In response? Cheryl said, "Age is just a number. We can't help who we love." And when it came to stranger's opinions? "It doesn't bother us because it's not the truth; they're saying stupid stuff," she said. Despite being 60, Cheryl was pretty with it!
She wore trendy clothing, ripped jeans, crop tops, Ugg boots, Birkenstocks, and more. Cheryl also danced to trending songs and seemed to be with the times of the 21st century just as much as Quran! It seemed like he kept his honey in the know with anything she could have missed. And, many of their fans online did the same!
Many Fans Had Their Backs
While the pair received loads of negative commentary on their content, they also had a large number of followers and fans that showed support of their relationship since day one! "People are just mean, you guys are adorable, don't let people ruin you it's not fun," one TikTok user commented.
"Y'all deserve HAPPINESS just like anyone else does! I hope y'all don't stop doing y'all," said another. Despite the occasional hateful comment, Quran and Cheryl continued loving each other and leaned into the support they received from the world. This list even included a well-known celeb!
Snoop Dogg Gave Support
Snoop Dogg reposted a video of Quran and Cheryl with the caption "Love is blind as you can c" on his Instagram. This was a monumental moment for Quran, because he was a big fan of the music legend. The young man replied to Snoop, saying, "I appreciate it fr bruh this made my day like I'm crying real tears."
To have such a big star repost their content was a big moment for the couple. Quran felt that he and Cheryl were finally getting the recognition they deserved as just another duo in love. To their surprise, several other Instagram famous accounts also reposted content from his page, including Worldstar (twice)!
Quran Still Lived His Young Life
A fan of Snoop, Worldstar, and gaming, Quran was still a young adult. After all, he was in his early 20's. Despite some assuming that the age gap relationship took over his life, Quran proved naysayers wrong. As seen in many of his videos, he still made room to spend time with friends and family.
His friends were actually even in a lot of his Instagram and TikTok videos! On top of that, the young man's best friend was often the one behind the camera of their content! Quran certainly showed his followers that he was still a young 23-year-old, just one with more advanced taste.
Their Families Approved
And, thankfully, family members were not deterred from supporting their happiness. The couple shared a video answering questions as to if their families approved of their relationship. And according to them, both had support from Quran's parents and siblings as well as Cheryl's 7 children.
We can imagine that this felt like a huge weight off the couple's shoulders, knowing they had a strong support system to turn to when things got tough. But, although they might have secured support from their loved ones, unfortunately, they didn't have it from everyone... And things soon took a turn.
Quran's Reply to Haters
With more negativity coming in, Quran decided to take a stand against it yet again. So, in a video captioned "Me defending my girl in the comments," Quran threw a broom and cup at the phone camera. While the video might have been set to trending music, that could've led it to cross more people's screens, which was his intention.
On top of that, in several Instagram live videos that remained on their channels, Quran spoke to those that have attacked the couple, saying that he knows they have better things to do than harass them and devalue their happiness. To help create a space for positivity, the couple made a Facebook fan page to use as a personal blog.
Cheryl and Quran's YouTube Channel
With their fan page gaining up to 145 followers at the time of this article's writing, the couple also created a YouTube channel on June 13, 2021. On it, they posted a one-minute-long video of Cheryl dancing with her man at a concert that has since been viewed 2.3K+ times. With traction growing on yet another platform, the couple began to breathe a bit easier.
With their new channel at 165 subscribers and counting, they set some rules to make it a safer space. For example, comments were turned off. This was likely to keep them from the kind of hate they got earlier in their joint social media journey. Then, they toyed around with the idea of another kind of entertainment.
Potential Other Online Ventures
After some of their fanbases consistently asked if they would make an OnlyFans account for those who love their relationship a bit more than others, Quran asked Cheryl if she'd do that to please fans. He was then met with a loud "No!" And all further talk of it becoming a reality ceased.
This didn't seem to be something Quran was upset by, as pleasing fans wasn't the motive behind their dances and skits. The couple mentioned feeling as though they shared enough intimacy in their current content, which they clarified was posted for expression of themselves, their love, and no one else.
Not Letting Haters Phase Them
Despite the negativity that they received online from the start of the relationship, Cheryl and Quran somehow remained positive overall. Sure, they had their bad days just like anyone else, but together, they focused on keeping themselves and each other happy. And, quite literally, they blocked out the haters!
With the handy-dandy block button and the support and love from their friends, families, and fanbase, Quran and Cheryl felt they were good to go. So, they decided to keep dancing despite Cheryl's TikTik being banned, as well as the negativity they received and the unfiltered and uninvited opinions of others.
Keeping to the Beat
At the time of this article's writing, these two were still dancing and sharing their skits with the online world and ignoring the negativity to focus on the people's lives that they're touching in a good way. From Instagram lives to the couple enjoying time with friends, Quran and Cheryl kept doing what they did best...
And that was focusing on their life together! May it be dancing, spending time with loved ones, learning new tricks and moves, or anything else. These lovebirds enjoyed being head over heels for each other and were still learning to let the negativity repel off of them. All while the views and likes kept growing...
Will Cheryl’s TikTok Be Revived?
For now, the only updates on TikTok are coming from Quran's account (@ttvleolove_3), but they both hope that Cheryl's will be unbanned soon! But at the moment, fans follow their happenings on his account and both of their Instagram pages, @leolove_3 and @therealoliver6060.
If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that we cant wait to see how more of this unique love story unfold as Quran and Cheryl's relationship and 37-year age gap gain more popularity across the platforms. Until then, we think we have some dance moves to learn!