Older women stars dating younger men
“There were a lot of the ‘boy toy’ remarks, and I will say it mostly came from men my age — there’s a threatening aspect to a woman dating a younger man,” she says.“Everybody thought this was a little phase, that I was just having a crisis.” But friends and family came around to accepting the couple after they’d been dating for a year and it became clear that Sutherland had serious intentions.But when he was set up with Siegner by a mutual friend, matchmaker Sameera Sullivan, he says his life turned around.“It was love at first sight,” Angal says of meeting Siegner, a buxom blonde who was a successful account executive at a graphic design company at the time.Actress Gabrielle Union, 44, and her husband, Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade, 35, are often lauded as a power couple. “Older successful men are used to being in control of a woman, and that doesn’t sit well with modern women,” says Susan Winter, co-author of the book “Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance.” “Younger men have grown up with working women and have worked for female bosses, so they’re more likely to treat women equally.” Some in these relationships agree.“When you’re an ambitious woman, it’s very difficult — you either have to subsume what you wanna do for somebody else, or live with the struggle to fight your partner on top of business survival, and it’s a very unhealthy relationship,” says Nicole Wipp, a 45-year-old attorney and entrepreneur, who found a perfect match in her husband, Marcus Sutherland, a 33-year-old paramedic.Such May-December couplings are no longer seen as relationship outliers — or indicative of deep-seated mommy issues.
“With some women I dated, they wanted to play games, but Jennifer always communicated that she wanted something real,” Angal says.
When it comes to celebrity relationships, is age really just a number?
According to a recent study, the less of an age difference between partners, the more likely a relationship will last.
Age gap: 11 years A source confirmed to PEOPLE today [3 November] that the couple wed in early October in a very intimate celebration, though fans had assumed they married previously due to Momoa referring to Bonet as his 'wife' in multiple interviews.
Momoa, 38, and Bonet, 49, met in 2005 and had their first child, Lola, in July 2007, and their second child, Nakoa-Wolf, in 2008.