Unfortunate

How would knowing him through a mutual friend not be real life? It's hardly the work of fantasy, is it.

How would anything that isn’t just imaginary not be real life by that interpretation?

Dusty was clearly saying that she actually knows him in person.

As you are very much aware.

"How would anything that isn’t just imaginary not be real life"

Er...well, quite.

So you read that and thought “well that’s strange, I wonder why she’s claiming that she knows him in a way that’s not completely made up - clearly there can be no other possible interpretation to what was written”