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EXCLUSIVE Dad and mom of man ‘courting’ girl trapped in physique of eight-year-old insist they’re mates

The dad and mom of a person who has sparked controversy after courting a younger girl trapped within the physique of an eight-year-old lady has insisted the couple are ‘simply mates’.

Dan Swygart, 26, has been romantically linked to Shauna Rae Lesick, 23, after they featured on her actuality TV present within the USA.

The Briton has been accused of being a ‘creep’ and being interested in 3ft 10in tall Shauna ‘as a result of she appears to be like like a child’.

However his dad and mom who reside in a small rural village in North Wales have leapt to his protection claiming their relationship isn’t romantic regardless of them happening dates on her I Am Shauna Rae TV present in America.

Shauna Rae Lesick, 23, introduces Dan Swygart, 26, to her dad and mom on a current episode of her TLC actuality TV sequence ‘I’m Shana Rae’

Dan has since been accused of being a 'creep' and being attracted to 3ft 10in tall Shauna 'because she looks like a kid'

Dan has since been accused of being a ‘creep’ and being interested in 3ft 10in tall Shauna ‘as a result of she appears to be like like a child’

His mom Helen instructed MailOnline: ‘Daniel rang me and instructed me the story has gone in every single place.’

She added: ‘They’re simply mates. There isn’t a relationship.

‘They’re mates.’

Packing away his skis after a day trip within the snowy Welsh mountains, his father Steven, 60, stated: ‘He has appeared of their present and that is the extent of it.

‘That is it, it is so simple as that.

‘He appears to be like at her and thinks she is an incredible individual regardless of her incapacity, she’s solely small.’

Shauna was candid about how her parents are worried she'll attract pedophiles because she is 3 feet, 10 inches tall, the average height of an eight-year-old

Shauna was candid about how her dad and mom are frightened she’ll entice pedophiles as a result of she is 3 ft, 10 inches tall, the common top of an eight-year-old

Dan, a traveler from Wales, saw the first season of her reality show and reached out to her on social media before sending her flowers, which led to them talking regularly.

Dan, a traveler from Wales, noticed the primary season of her actuality present and reached out to her on social media earlier than sending her flowers, which led to them speaking recurrently.

Requested if there was any romance, Dan’s father insisted: ‘I feel that is extraordinarily unlikely.’

Dan and Shauna met up in a current episode of their TLC actuality present.

Her stunted development is a facet impact of mind most cancers remedy that she obtained as an toddler, and sadly, her incapacity has made it onerous for her to seek out love.

Some individuals have questioned Dan’s motives, particularly after Shauna’s dad and mom voiced fears over her younger appears to be like attracting a paedophile.

In a video shared to Instagram, Dan defended his date with the truth star.

Shauna introduces Dan to her mother and step-father, Patty and Mark Schrankel, who couldn't resist interrogating him

Shauna introduces Dan to her mom and step-father, Patty and Mark Schrankel, who could not resist interrogating him

Dan's parents have insisted that the pair are 'just friends'

Dan’s dad and mom have insisted that the pair are ‘simply mates’

The Welshman defined that he constructed his relationship together with her over ‘who she is a person,’ fairly than her look.

‘It is essential to do not forget that Shauna is an unimaginable 23-year-old girl who has a incapacity,’ he stated.

‘In order you’re constructing a connection together with her, it is vital to acknowledge her incapacity and look previous that and construct it with who she is a person.

‘She’s this unimaginable, inspiring 23-year-old girl who simply occurs to be just a little bit brief.’

Within the clip, Dan defined that he reached out to Shauna after watching the primary season of the present and changing into ‘impressed by her emotional power.’

They spent the day at an aquarium and escape room with her 18-year-old half-sister Rylee (pictured)

They spent the day at an aquarium and escape room together with her 18-year-old half-sister Rylee (pictured)

He then despatched her some flowers and a card saying, “Go reside your greatest life. Wishing you all of the happiness you deserve.”

They began messaging on social media, earlier than he flew out to her hometown in Lengthy Island, New York, the place they went on a sequence of dates, all of which, had been showcased within the present

Throughout the Instagram video, Dan admitted that he knew he was going to get ‘some hate’ when he agreed to look on the sequence, however referred to as it ‘completely disgusting’ and ‘dehumanizing’ to Shauna.

The pair spent their first day collectively at an aquarium and escape room, and had been joined by her 18-year-old half-sister, Rylee.

‘Rylee and I had been each very anxious as a result of we did not know what he needed,’ Shauna admitted on the present.

Dan said: 'She's this incredible, inspiring 23-year-old woman who just happens to be a little bit short'

Dan stated: ‘She’s this unimaginable, inspiring 23-year-old girl who simply occurs to be just a little bit brief’

‘He was additionally speaking to each of us casually, so we did not know who he was into.’

In one other a part of the present, Dan came to visit to her home to make sushi rolls.

She launched him to her mom and step-father, Patty and Mark Schrankel, who could not resist interrogating him.

Patty requested him issues like how typically they discuss, which Dan stated was nearly day by day at that time, and what his intentions had been.

Though Dan regarded visibly uncomfortable through the questioning, he was open about how he needed to take their daughter around the globe with him on his travels.

‘I feel Dan could be a extremely good match for Shauna as a result of he is very good [and] adventurous,’ her step-father instructed the digicam afterwards.

‘Shauna’s good however not very adventurous. I feel he might pull her out of [her] consolation zone however nonetheless make her protected.’

However many viewers slammed the connection as ‘bizarre’, ‘regarding’, ‘uncomfortable,’ ‘creepy,’ and ‘not proper.’

‘Sorry however the truth that he noticed her on-line and contacted her on goal makes me really feel uncomfortable since appears to be like are normally the primary and most vital impression you get on-line,’ wrote one individual.

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