AceShowbiz - Eric Stonestreet has poked fun at people saying he's "too old" to be engaged to 41-year-old fiancee Lindsay Schweitzer.
The 49-year-old star announced earlier this week (beg23Aug21) that he had popped the question to longtime love Lindsay, sharing several snaps of himself and his wife-to-be beaming as they revealed their happy news.
However, it seems the pictures sparked some mean comments from trolls as Eric returned to social media to re-post the engagement images, which he had edited to show Lindsay with wrinkles and looking much older.
"Apparently a lot of people think I look too old, as a 49 year old man, to be engaged to my almost 42 year old fiancee," he wrote. "Look, she can't help that she looks so great at 42 and I can't help that I apparently look like her grandad so, I fixed it for everyone."
"I was so happy for him because, you know, she is amazing," she told U.S. TV show "Extra". "He deserves to be with someone like her. I was telling him, finally! Because they've been together for a long time."
Eric started dating Lindsay, a pediatric nurse, after they met at a fundraising event in Kansas City in 2016.
In a 2017 interview, Ellen DeGeneres said it's good that Lindsay is a nurse because Eric apparently was a hypochondriac. "I'm a big baby, too!" he responded before gushing about his girlfriend, "She calms me. She calms my nerves! I'm a very high-strung person."