Emmelie de Forest has moved in with 22-year-old girlfriend: ‘People did not think it was serious’

After 28-year-old Emmelie de Forest won the Melodi Grand Prix in 2013, she had to make new music.

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Here she got help from the 22-year-old Johnny Deluxe musician Jakob Schack Glæsner, and that meeting developed into love. Now the couple has even taken the next step in the more than eight-year-long relationship.

“We moved together last year during the pandemic,” Emmelie de Forest told BT

»I had my own apartment, he had his own apartment, we had a studio in Copenhagen, and we are both musicians, so we lost all our jobs, so it may not sound so romantic, but we have been together for a long time and know , it works, and have wanted to move together for a good while, so it was the perfect time to do it, ”she explains with a laugh.

For more than eight years, Melodi Grand Prix winner Emmelie de Forest and songwriter Jakob Schack Glæsner have been dating.

For more than eight years, Melodi Grand Prix winner Emmelie de Forest and songwriter Jakob Schack Glæsner have been dating.
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Since Jakob Schack Glæsner has two children from a previous relationship, they also had to fit into the relocation plans.

The couple has also worked professionally together for several years, so they see a lot of each other.

“I also travel a lot, but I think it’s great to have a partner to work with who does the same thing and understands what I’m doing,” explains Emmelie de Forest.

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However, the two musicians also have a significant difference: their age. But the 22-year age difference is no problem.

“I don’t feel it that much – I also have friends of all ages, so for me it’s mostly just about clicking with the person, and then it’s not so much age that matters,” she explains.

The big age difference is also not something they need to hear for longer. Now the couple feels they have proven their love. But it was not always so.

“There was a bit in the beginning, but there it was also very new. Maybe someone could think: ‘Is it serious?’, But we knew it was serious, ‘Emmelie de Forest explains with a smile.

“And now we’ve been together so long that we do not really get any comments about it anymore.”

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