It turns out that today was a slow news day and a relatively slow news week. Because for other reasons we’re all typing on Twitter about probably the most quintessential Hollywood thing ever. Older 40-something men celebrities dating much younger women.
I Give You: Chris Evans, 41, Open to the public Last week, about his relationship with his 25-year-old girlfriend, actor Alba Baptista, 25. Bachelor Nick Viall of the Country, 42, Acquiring engaged to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Natalie Joy, this week.All recent sightings of Leo DiCaprio Yet another 23-year-old model; or things seem to get more serious Between Brad Pitt, 59, and his jewelry designer girlfriend, Ines de Ramon, 30.
At the same time, like Jezebel, everything is happening I got it Earlier this week, there was a lot of chatter around Austin Butler, 31, and girlfriend Kaia Gerber, 21, recently. “Friends” in this week’s interview.Ah photograph This video, which went viral last year, shows a grown-up Hudgens meeting 6-year-old Gerber on the red carpet in 2007.
Also this week, Florence Pugh, 27, took another look at the constant backlash she faced throughout her nearly four-year relationship with Zach Braff, 47. Verified What they used to call it stopped last summer. “We weren’t in anyone’s face. People just didn’t like it,” Pugh said. Said trend For the January 2023 cover story. “They envisioned me being with someone younger or blockbuster.”
Some of us have outlived our partners by about a quarter of a century. All of these women are consenting adults, so neither I nor most others on the internet are “Me Too-ing” these men. I’m just tired at this point.attempt to start a conversation about sexist ageism, or joke about how it makes sense for Evans and his girlfriend to play pranks on each other. “Because what should a 41-year-old man talk to a 25-year-old woman about?” It means that you are taking a long lecture.
The question is, this is not about legality or abuse of power or whether a 25-year-old woman is a fully autonomous adult.It is the impermanence of youth in a feminized body, the gendered politics of attraction, the complete erasure and desexualization of women over the age of 35, basically a basement custodian or Cast as 26-year-old Tom Holland’s on-screen motherthe 45-year-old man who peaked in the early 2000s is still a sex symbol.
A man, reportedly nearly 60 years old. Physically abused ex-wife And the kids they shared in an FBI-investigated case in 2016, forever loved by all of Hollywood, are now dating the 30-year-old model. At the same time, Olivia Wilde, 38, was portrayed throughout the news cycle as the devil incarnate for leaving Jason Sudeikis to join Harry Styles, who is 10 years younger than her. Certainly, famous women who date younger men are also often celebrated, but this is out of gratitude that all of the patriarchal expectations have been subverted by this.
Tabloid headlines and social media comments through Wilde and Styles’ relationship torn Wilde for ‘has to play her age’and clutching pearls at what seems to be the scandal of a woman breaking up with her longtime partner, with whom she shared a child, to younger men.In particular, wild in 2016 clearly When she was 28, she was told she was “too old” to play DiCaprio’s on-screen girlfriend.
We should be allowed to complain about these dynamics – the immortalization of male masculinity, while women over 40 cease to exist – and that all of this is really predictable and Because it’s corny. at this point. Frankly, one of my favorite moments with Bill Gates on the internet for him was last summer. across the political spectrumall of us Briefly unite to roast DiCaprio The moment she turned 25, her split with yet another model, Camila Morrone, plunged her into oblivion. Is it legal to do so? yes.is that cute too Are you embarrassed by men in their 40s?worldEs.
These are the conversations we are supposed to be able to have, either purely for fun or through subtle critiques of bullshit beauty standards and cultural norms, that we have “cancelled” any of the men in question. You should be able to do it without being criticized.