Older women dating younger men in hollywood
“Even with the age gap, I’ve never quite met anyone like him,” she says.
Age is just a number and the women of Hollywood seem to have adopted this approach with many of their relationships.
“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.
“Dating somebody younger than myself, there’s an acceptance of ambitious women — it’s more normalized.” They met at the University of Hawaii in November 2002, when she was a law student and he was a sophomore undergraduate.
However, the marriage was short-lived and the two were separated just a few months later.
The consummate cougar, Jennifer Lopez, 46, is regularly snapped out with on-again, off-again beau Casper Smart who, at 28, was in grade school when her debut album On the 6 came out.
“Older men tend to become cruel over time, and [Marcus] was so refreshing,” Wipp, who lives in Detroit, tells The Post.
“I always knew where I stood with her.” Soon after they met, he cleaned up his act and left the entertainment industry.“I love that she loves me so much, and that I mean a lot to her,” says Sutherland.“I can tell because she always makes me feel wanted.” Alan Angal, 36, was attracted to his older fiancée, Jennifer Siegner, 45, for her stability.When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.“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.