Demi Lovato turns the spotlight on controversial age gaps in Hollywood relationships


Age hole relationships are nothing new; nonetheless in 2022, questions are (and needs to be) raised about the distinction if the energy dynamics are skewed or if one individual in the couple is especially younger.

Singer and songwriter Demi Lovato has launched a single this week that takes goal at her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama who she began relationship when she had simply turned 17.

In the tune, 29, she displays on the relationship now that she is the identical age as Wilmer was when he and her began relationship.

Actor Wilmer Valderrama and singer Demi Lovato stand together smiling at an event

Actor Wilmer Valderrama and singer Demi Lovato had an age hole relationship when Wilmer, who was 29 at the time began relationship Demi when she was simply 17. Photo: Getty Images

The lyrics embody: “Petal on the vine / Too young to drink wine / Just five years a bleeder / Student and a teacher / Far from innocent / What the fuck’s consent? / Numbers told you not to / But that didn’t stop you,” suggesting that she doesn’t look again on the relationship positively.

She goes on to remark about his present relationship with fiancée Amanda Pacheco singing: “I see you’re quite the collector / Yeah you’re twelve years her elder / Maybe now it doesn’t matter / But I know fucking better.”

Wilmer additionally dated Lindsay Lohan when she was 18 and he was 24, and Mandy Moore when she was 16 and he was 20.

But Wilmer is not the first man (or gal) in Hollywood thus far somebody a lot youthful.

Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor

Comedian Dane Cook, 50, lately bought engaged to his a lot youthful girlfriend Kelsi Taylor, 23. The couple had been relationship for 5 years when Dane bought down on one knee this month.

Some Twitter customers weren’t impressed with the big age hole.

“Disgusting tbh. I don’t care how ‘mature’ an 18yo is.

“No motive for a 45yo man to be relationship somebody with zero life expertise,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“I’ll all the time approve of Dane cook dinner slander… additionally it is simply gross AF why would you need to date somebody who’s thus far faraway from your personal life experiences,” another added.

Someone even commented that Kelsi’s mother was only 40!

Comedian Dane Cook and Girlfriend Kelsi Taylor stand smiling together at an industry event

Comedian Dane Cook admits that fiance Kelsi Taylor wasn’t even alive for the first 26 years of his life! Photo: Getty Images

Dane isn’t interested in what others think about their relationship though.

“Here’s the factor: I really like her,” he advised Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, in 2019.

“She’s the kindest, sweetest, simply my favorite, my greatest buddy.

“And sometimes I actually find myself saying like, ‘Where has she been all my life?’

“And then I realise she wasn’t alive for the first 26 years of it,” he added.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone

Leonardo may be notoriously private about his personal relationships (he rarely poses on the red carpet with his girlfriends), but that hasn’t stopped people from pointing out that he hasn’t dated anyone over the age of 25, even as he’s aged.

Leo, now 47, not only seems to like dating beautiful women, but they tend to be younger as well.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli sit together at a Lakers game enjoying some popcorn

Leonardo DiCaprio dated model Bar Refaeli for five years, breaking up when she was 25. Photo: Getty Images

He dated supermodel Gisele Bündchen for five years starting when she was in her late teens.

He then moved on to Israeli model Bar Refaeli, when she was just 20 and 10 years his junior, with the couple eventually splitting up when she was 25.

After that came other young early 20 models including Erin Heatherton, Kelly Rohrbach and Nina Agdal.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone together at 92nd Academy Awards, Camila smiling up at the camera from behind Leo as he greets another guest

Leonardo and model Camila Morrone (directly behind him) have been dating since 2017 despite their 23 year age gap. Photo: REUTERS

He has been dating his current girlfriend, model and actress Camila Morrone, 25, since 2017 so maybe she’ll be the one to change him.

Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler

It would seem that the 10-year age gap between actor Austin Butler, who has just turned 31, and model Kaia Gerber, 20 isn’t that big a deal.

However a resurfaced picture of Kaia meeting Austin’s ex-girlfriend of almost a decade Vanessa Hudgens, has made people re-evaluate Austin and Kaia’s relationship.

Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber stand together at the 2022 Met Gala

While private about their relationship, Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber did attend the 2022 Met Gala together in May this year. Photo: Getty Images

The picture recently resurfaced on twitter with the caption: “His ex assembly his new gf,” showed Kaia when she was just five-years-old meeting Vanessa at the premiere of High School The Musical 2.

Actress Vanessa Anne Hudgens with actress/model Cindy Crawford and her children and Mini Mouse

Actress Vanessa Hudgens meets model Cindy Crawford and her children Presley and Kaia at Disney’s High School Musical 2 world premiere. Photo: Getty Images

Seeing Kaia at such a young age with Vanessa has got the internet riled!

“I’m crying I believed this was a meme but it surely actually is Vanessa Hudgens assembly Kaia Gerber pls Austin Butler is so nasty for this,” @agapethamar tweeted.

Whereas others noticed it for what it was.

“I’ve nothing in opposition to age hole {couples} (so long as they’re authorized) however this image of Vanessa Hudgens assembly Kaia Gerber is THE FUNNIEST factor I’ve ever seen.”

Actress Vanessa Hudgens with model Cindy Crawford and children at a Disney Movie premier, Vanessa and 5yo Kaia shaking hands

Vanessa Hudgens was 20 and Kaia was just five when they met at the Disney movie premiere. Photo: Getty Images

 Actor Austin Butler and actress Vanessa Hudgens stand together smiling at movie premiere

Ex-couple Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens arrive at the LA Premiere Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in 2012. Photo: Getty Images

But according to Page Six sources, Kaia is very happy in her blossoming relationship and has the approval of her parents Randy Gerber and Cindy Crawford.

“Kaia thinks Austin is a sweetheart.

“They’re having a lot of fun getting to know each other,” the supply mentioned including that Kaia’s well-known mother and father had been “supportive of the relationship.”

Madonna and Ahlamalik Williams

Madonna’s latest ex-boyfriend, Ahlamalik Williams, just isn’t solely 35 years her junior however she was additionally his boss after they met.

The couple, who had been collectively for 3 years till they broke up in May, initially met when dancer Ahlamalik joined her Rebel Heart 2015 tour when he was simply 21.

Ahlamalik Williams and Madonna standing together on the red carpet wearing alternative fashion

Dancer Ahlamalik Williams dated Madonna for 3 years regardless of their 35 yr age hole. Photo: Getty Images

When they began relationship in 2019, Madonna, 63 even had the assist of Ahlamalik’s mother and father.

“She told us she is so much in love with him and that we didn’t have anything to worry about as she was going to take care of him,” father Drue mentioned at the time.

“We know there’s a huge age gap between the two. Madonna is two years older than me.

“I asked him how he feels about her and he says he has never been happier,” he added.

Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith

Don Johnson was 22 when he first met 14-year-old Melanie Griffith on the set of the 1973 film The Harrad Experiment in which Melanie’s mother Tippi Hedren was starring.

“She fell almost instantly in love with him.

“It was an adolescent crush,” Tippi revealed.

“Here, my daughter was showing signs that I had never seen before in her, with an older man, and there was just sheer panic,” Tippi advised The Hollywood Reporter.

“How do you deal with that?

“There was a very strong attachment between the two of them,” she added.

Actress Melanie Griffith with her boyfriend, actor Don Johnson, and her mother, actress Tippi Hedren laughing and smiling in an old black and white photo

Actress Melanie Griffith together with her boyfriend Don Johnson, and her mom, actress Tippi Hedren, in 1973 after they first began relationship. Photo: Getty Images

“I was sceptical because of her age,” Don mentioned.

“But she was more woman than most of the girls I’d been going out with.”

The two moved in together when Melanie was 15 and got engaged when she was 18.

Their first marriage barely lasted six months before they split.

However, they reunited and remarried 12 years later in 1989 before separating and divorcing again in 1996.

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin

Proving that age gap relationships can work if both people are mature and have common interests are Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin.

Actor Sylvester Stallone and date Jennifer Flavin standing together in the late 80s

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin when they started dating in 1988. Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer was 19 and Sly was 42 when the couple first got together in 1988 and despite the on-off nature of their relationship early on, they have now been married for 25 years and have three daughters together.

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin Stallone stand together at a function in 2022

Sylvester Stallone and wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone have recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Photo: Getty Images

“Happy twenty fifth anniversary to my superb spouse,” Sylvester wrote on Instagram to celebrate their anniversary in May.

“There just isn’t sufficient phrases to explain what this extremely selfless devoted, affected person, girl has meant to our lives and I solely want they may very well be one other 25!

“Thank you sweetheart!”

“Happy 25th wedding anniversary to us!

“🥰❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for all the time protecting me laughing, loving and defending our lovely household!” Jennifer wrote on her account in reply.

“Our marriage retains getting higher yearly!

“I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together!🥰❤️❤️❤️” she added.

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