20 Female Celebrities Who Have Dated Younger Men.
We're quick to call scandal on relationships that involve older women and younger men. She might be labeled a 'cougar' and a 'cradle robber.' But the truth is that this type of relationship is becoming more and more mainstream.
Sandra L. Caron, a professor of family relationships and human sexuality at the University of Maine, told the New York Times that in the past, we've accepted the idea that a woman should seek a man that could take care of her. This could mean that he's 'more educated, has a better job and makes more money.' When you look at woman today, however, most are self-sufficient and don't need that.
In the same article, former Wall Street executive Linda Franklin added, 'These women take very good care of themselves, they are financially independent, and they are making different choices. That certainly does not make them desperate.' Franklin is also the author of 'Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am! The Real Cougar Woman Handbook.'
Let's take a look at some women in Hollywood who have successfully dated younger men, both past and present.
#1. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, Age gap: 6 years
Actress, model, and designer Eva Mendes began dating her The Place Beyond the Pines co-star in 2011. In 2014, they welcomed a baby girl, Esmerelda and in 2016, they celebrated the birth of a second daughter, Amada Lee.
#2. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Age gap: 15 years
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher met in 2003 at a dinner with friends, and were said to have immediately connected. They married two years later. Together they founded an international human rights organization against child sexual slavery. Moore filed for divorced in 2012 and it was finalized the following year.
#3. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, Age gap: 10 years
Gabrielle Union is the woman of many of our dreams. Anyone else remember her in iconic teen films like She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Bring It On? Well basketball player Dwayne Wade managed to sweep her off her feet. They married in September 2014.
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#4. Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman, Age gap: 12 years
Best known for his role as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman married Deborra-lee Furness back in 1996 which means they just hit their 20-year mark. They first met on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli which only ran for a season.
#5. Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart, Age gap: 17 years
Every one of J Lo's relationships has made headlines and her love with dancer Casper Smart is no different. The on-again, off-again couple were officially off as of this past August.
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