Stay-at-home mum defends calling herself a 'kept woman'
A stay-at-home mum has raised eyebrows over calling herself a kept woman.
Gylisa Jayne, 26, gave up work after she gave birth to her daughter Lily three years ago.
Her partner Ryan is a self-employed builder who supports the family financially.
Gylisa describes herself as a kept woman but has admitted that she manages the finances and that the couple make all the decisions about how they spend their money together.
He is happy with his role, she added, as is she.
"It's a source of pride for him. He feels like he's responsible for everything we have and we're grateful for it," she told the Daily Mail.
"If you can earn enough to say you don't have to work if you don't want to, it makes you feel good.
"I'm very privileged to be able to stay at home and I enjoy homemaking. I was a housekeeper so I like making my own house really nice."
Gylisa has received a lot of criticism for being a stay-at-home mum while her partner works, she continued, but doesn't let it affect her.
"When I get comments from strangers, it comes from a place of jealousy," she said.
"What age are you meant to be a "kept woman"? Age is just a number. A lot of people will feel bitter towards it."
The couple's story has kicked off a debate on Twitter.
Some backed Gylisa up for doing what she felt was best for her family, while others took umbrage with her use of the term 'kept woman'.
World is officially now fully mental! Idiots have accused this woman of being lazy for bringing her child up & not working. Its called choice, I’ve a male friend who does it. Mum, 26, who lives off partner's income says 'I'm proud to be kept woman'
— Vinny (@vinny_0_0) January 23, 2019
Being a stay at home mum, I am apparently a "kept woman" ? Hmmm right..Mum, 26, who lives off partner's income says 'I'm proud to be kept woman' https://t.co/WS09lhVzHg
— Rebecca Waters (@becksie1977) January 23, 2019
Mum, 26, is proud to be 'a kept woman' living on husband's salary https://t.co/TTtrDY3G5W and why not !!! My wife did the same
— Artillery Tower rest (@artillerycook) January 23, 2019