My secret to looking young? Staying single, says mum mistaken for daughter’s sister

Beverly Wright her daughter Bailey. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Beverly Wright her daughter Bailey. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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A 42-year-old beautician looks so youthful that her 14-year-old daughter’s friends confuse them as sisters.

Stunning Beverly Wright credits her youthful looks to staying single and says her skin is wrinkle-free because she doesn’t do relationships.

Beverly Wright her daughter Bailey. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Beverly Wright her daughter Bailey. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Mum-of-one Beverly, from Rotherham, is often mistaken to be her teenage daughter Bailey’s sister.

With her stylish blonde bob, tight-fitting dresses and size 10 figure - Bev could easily pass for a woman in her mid 20s.

She said: “Bailey hates it, but boys at her school would shout MILF when I pick her up. I just laugh it off and Bailey rolls her eyes.

“Some people have even assumed we are sisters when we go out shopping together and when I’m at the school gates.

Beverly Wright her daughter Bailey. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Beverly Wright her daughter Bailey. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

“I often look at other people my age and I am staggered to think we are the same.

“People confuse me for a 28-year-old and often think I’m my daughter’s sister. I have got ID’d more times than I did when I was 30.”

In 2001, at the age of 28, Bev split up with her longest relationship of seven months, due to a mutual separation.

She said: “My secret? Staying single - I’ve never had more than a seven month relationship not even with my daughter’s dad and I feel more youthful than ever.

“Relationships always seemed so stressful. So after I split from Bailey’s dad I made a conscious decision to stay out of them.

“When I fell pregnant I was alone and that was how it stayed. I just wanted to be a good mum to my daughter.

“Up until that point I’d enjoyed living life and just worrying about myself.”

Bev’s routine consists of a weekly facial, cutting down on carbohydrates and always finishing the day on a glass of red wine but enjoys the odd weekend out too.

She said: “I started to enjoy going out again and realised nothing had changed.

“There I was dancing with friends and minding my own business, when 20-somethings came up to me asking to buy me a drink.

“Some people believe they’re over the hill when they turn 40 but I’m living proof this is not true.”