Matilda Eriksson: Influencer reveals mom encouraged her to ‘follow her heart’ and marry stepbrother
Matilda Eriksson, 23, also opened up about her confusion on getting in a relationship with her stepbrother Samuli, as her friends were 'judging'
ESPOO, FINLAND: Matilda Eriksson had doubts over her relationship with stepbrother and that’s when she turned to her mother for help. The 23-year-old revealed in her recent interview that it was she who advised her to "follow her heart." Matilda hails from Espoo, Finland and has garnered a lot of attention after sharing in her TikTok post about tying the knot with her stepbrother Samuli, 27. Their parents got married in 2019 and that's when Matilda and Samuli met and became good friends.
However, it was at her mother’s 50th birthday party that set flames ablaze three years later. The TikTok star talked about their first kiss in an interview to Yahoo, “I responded right away with passion. It took us two weeks to start dating after that and he basically moved in with me right away. It felt good and natural immediately.” Matilda further opened up about her confusion on getting in a relationship with her stepbrother as everyone didn’t get it.
“Some of our friends were first a bit doubtful and [were] kind of judging. I think it was because of the confusion that someone I had been calling step-brother has to now be called my boyfriend,” she revealed. Matilda added, "I was confused and in love at the same time and honestly I really didn't know what to do. Thinking about the fact that he still is my stepbrother and also I thought about other people's opinions." About getting support from the start from both parents, the Finnish newlywed said, "I think Samuli's dad even kind of hoped that something like this would happen."
Matilda's mother was encouraging too, revealed Matilda, "She told me to do whatever I felt was the most right in that moment, putting everything else aside and to follow my heart, and that led me to marry Samuli." She further said, "We both have been in a few long relationships before but never felt like this with anyone."
The pair had looked up online if there were any legal complications in getting married. "First we found some false, old information that it would be illegal, but gladly one of my sister's closest friends is a law student and she told us that there would be no problem if we wanted to get married," she said. They finally got engaged in October, 2021, and got married in July this year, according to the Daily Mail. She also shared how badly they wanted to be together, "we even proposed to each other at the same time and cried."
Matilda's TikTok video have received millions of views, and a wave of mixed reactions have been posted in the comment sections.