Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet made headlines last week when Momoa recalled how he was a "nervous wreck" when he initially asked Bonet out on a date. Momoa was just 26 years old at the time, and approaching Bonet, who is 12 years his senior, was intimidating. Momoa worked up the nerve and the two have been together since. What is it about older women? It still seems more common for men to seek out younger women, but one of TODAY's most-read stories continues to be this post on why younger men fall for older women. We've celebrated the long-term relationships between actor Hugh Jackman, who is 13 years younger than wife Deborra-Lee Furness.
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Hardly a week goes by without a middle-aged celebrity being photographed with a new and much younger girlfriend. Earlier this year, Brad Pitt 56 was said to be dating year-old model Nicole Poturalski. Disappointing, but not surprising. When Keanu Reeves was photographed with his girlfriend Alexandra Grant , who had grey hair and looked her age 47 , he was inundated with congratulations and back-claps, as though he deserved praise for dating a woman his age. The thing is: he is still nine years older than her. In the business where Hollywood is strangely obsessed with youth and where optics are everything, I can understand why a leading man or indeed, woman would get involved with someone much younger.
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Robin Stanton supposes her appreciation for younger men was honed during the feminist revolution. Growing up in Ohio in the s, she married her high school sweetheart at age They had two children, but before long she realized her traditional marriage was killing her soul.
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