Love Knows No Age


A few weeks ago, tabloids and celeb gossip sites exploded with the story about a 51-year-old actor (not likely someone you would recognize or know) marrying a 16-year old girl.  I, for one, was pretty firmly in the “publicity stunt/she’s not really 16″ camp- I mean, you take a look at this girl, how can you think she’s actually sixteen years old? Well, apparently she is– ABC has verified her birth certificate.  She was born in 1994.

When my mom and I saw a commercial for this segment last night, my mom pointed out that 50 years ago, this wouldn’t have been an issue.  Okay, 3 times her age maybe wasn’t usual, but it wasn’t as scandalous as it is now.  And, watching the interview, their courtship seems more chaste than you would expect– no sexual contact, either physical or written — until they were married.  (Of course, this is what they said– who knows if it’s true?)

What do you think about this story? Is it real love, or an elaborate publicity stunt?

4 thoughts on “Love Knows No Age

  1. Blythe

    As the mother of two teenage daughters, I have trouble imagining either of them attracted to a 51 year old man. For that matter, when I was 16 I would have been grossed out by the very idea.

    I could see it 100 years ago. Now, not so much.

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  2. Tee

    Who knows these days? And, really, with Hollywood, who really cares anymore? They’re in their little world and only come out when the award shows are held and then it’s in their backyard, so to speak. True love? They wouldn’t recognize it if it hit them in the face. I just saw this morning where Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are getting divorced–the third for her and second or third for him. Yikes, why do they even bother with marriage, especially there?

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  3. AAR Sandy

    I certainly don’t think it’s real love. An elaborate publicity stunt? Don’t think that’s the case either. Too misdirected and misguided people who “think” they’re in love is more like it. It’ll be over before it’s even really begun.

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