Men throughout history have time and time again been known for being attracted to younger women. There is the common conception that when a woman gets old, she fears that her husband will leave her for a younger woman. Unfortunately, this nightmare is all too true for a lot of women. What’s worse, is that some men have gone as far as to allegedly date/sleep with teenage women before they were 18!
These situations were pretty common in the past (as you will see in the following list), but we didn’t have the technology or abilities to follow celebrities lives so closely so they were able to keep relationships under wraps easier. Nowadays, if we want to know exactly what our favorite celeb is doing or where they are right that minute, we could probably find out. So as you can imagine, hiding an entire illegitimate relationship from the public is practically impossible.
It seems as though celebrities in the entertainment industry get to play by their own set of rules, and a lot of stars can get away with almost anything, including murder! One offense that male celebrities in particular seem to get away with without any type of backlash from the public or the law, is their love for underage girls.
Despite the millions of women in their own age range, male celebrities still fawn over younger girls. What do they have in common with these girls, many of whom are still in high school? What the heck are they talking about at the dinner table? Well, they’re probably not talking.
Youth and beauty have been an obsession in the entertainment industry for a long time, it’s no wonder that these young women are so sought after. Women strive to look like them and men want to be with them.
So which of your favorite celebs dated a teenager before they were legal? Did you know about it? Did you turn a blind eye to the fact? Probably. Check out this list of A-listers who said eff-you to the law and society and dated or even MARRIED underage girls.
When 17-year-old Kylie Jenner and 25-year-old Tyga began dating after the rapper broke up with his ex-fiancée, Blac Chyna, the public was in an outrage, but Jenner’s family didn’t see the big deal. Sister Kim protested at first but it seemed there was nothing they could do to keep the two apart. If her own family doesn’t give a damn, why should we?
Big sister Khloe Kardashian was even quoted as saying, “It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case.”
I mean, Kylie definitely did not live the life of a normal 17-year-old. But that doesn’t mean she needs to be with some sleezy rapper who’s nearly a decade older than her with a child. Once Kylie turned 18, the couple put their relationship on full blast sharing photos on social media and Tyga even included Kylie in one of his music videos.
15. Sonny Bono
Everyone knows the dynamic duo that was Sonny and Cher; but what you probably didn’t know is that Cher was only the ripe age of 16 when she met 27-year-old Bono.
The two obviously bonded over music. They began dating shortly after meeting, Bono helped Cher get some backup singing roles in the sixties. When Cher was the legal age of 18, she married Sunny Bono and the two formed their infamous singing duo, Sonny & Cher.
The couple divorced 11 years later.
14. R. Kelly
It may be no shock to hear that R&B singer/rapper R. Kelly was involved with an underage woman, but did you know that he was married to Aaliyah (R.I.P.) when she was just 16 years old?!
He and Aaliyah later divorced by the time she was 18. Mainly due to her family’s disapproval.
The romance was kept under wraps for many years but after the Aaliyah’s tragic death information about the marriage began surfacing. In the Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, her marriage with R. Kelly is a part of the story line that is carried out.
That’s not it for R. Kelly though. After Aaliyah, Kelly continued to explore his desire for teenage women. In 2002, a sex tape was leaked on the internet of R. Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl.
The victim herself claimed that the acts were consensual, but charges were still brought forth. R. Kelly was later acquitted on all counts. Videos leaked again of Kelly in 2003 with another minor, but those charges had been thrown out.
R. Kelly was forced to attend court trials even though he was married to the “victim.” His wife, (now ex-wife), was of the legal age of 22 when they got married.
13. Wilmer Valerrama
Who knew that Fez from That ’70s Show had a thing for younger chicks?
Turns out, actor Wilmer Valderrama was notorious in Hollywood for dating young girls back in the early 2000s. His first notable underage romance was with Mandy Moore who was 16 at the time; he was 20, which isn’t that creepy.
Fast forward a few years, he’s 24 and was spotted hooking up with 17-year-old Lindsay Lohan. But still, no one really raised an eyebrow at their obvious age difference. Valderrama even waited until Lindsay turned 18, and then moved her right on into his mansion!
The now 35-year-old actor is dating Demi Lovato, and the two began their romance when Lovato was just 17 years old. The two have been on again, off again for quite some time.
Will Valderrama ever settle down with a woman his own age? Doubt it!
12. Joel Madden
When you think of Joel Madden, you probably think of one of the tattooed guys from Good Charlotte. But what a lot of people don’t realize or look past is that Joel Madden dated 16-year-old Hillary Duff when he was 26 years old.
Their relationship was kept pretty quite until Hilary turned 18. But by that time, their relationship seemed to already be taking a turn for the worse.
36-year-old Madden is currently married to 34-year-old Nicole Richie. However, for the past couple of years divorce rumors hint at trouble in paradise. Will Madden be back on the prowl for another underage love interest? Or do you think his tastes have changed since becoming a father? We’ll have to wait and see!
11. Jerry Seinfeld
This may be one of the most shocking and unexpected instances of actors who were involved with underage girls. In 1993, 38-year-old Jerry Seinfeld met and fell in love with Shoshanna Lonstein, who was a 17-year-old high school senior.
The two dated for four years, then in 1998 he met his current wife Jessica, who is 17 years his junior. 17 years is almost two decades of an age gap.
They got married on December 25, 1999 and are still together to this day. The couple even have three children together. So maybe it is true love?
10. Kobe Bryant
As a 21-year-old in the NBA, Kobe Bryant could have had any woman he desired. The woman he wanted was not quite a woman yet herself. 17-year-old Vanessa Cornejo was a high school senior at the time. Bryant apparently won her over by picking her up from school in one of his flashy sports cars. What teenage girl wouldn’t fall for that?
Come on, that’s like telling a kid not to go into a van that says free candy. A sleek sports car with a sexy, professional athlete waiting to pick you up after school? That would be hard for any teenage girl to say no to.
Kobe even proposed to this girl after just six months of dating. They have had their share of relationship issues, including a divorce filing, but they managed to stick together and work things out. They have been married for 14 years.
9. Doug Hutchison
50-year-old Doug Hutchison was a pretty unknown actor until he began dating 16-year-old Courtney Stodden. You would probably recognize him for his role in Lost even though he actually looks nothing like this anymore
He made waves in the media when he started showing up to events with a petite, 16-year-old blond bombshell.
The two were married fairly quickly after Stodden’s parents signed off on their union. Why her parents signed off on this, we have no idea.
The two have flaunted their romance all over the tabloids and reality television shows. It was clear these two were attention seekers to the max. They loved all of it, good or bad, and they were eating it all up!
The two announced that they were divorcing in November of 2013, but have since reconciled. They recently celebrated their four year anniversary by renewing their vows. How sweet.
8. Chad Michael Murray
Okay, this one was definitely one relationship I wasn’t aware of; and that’s because there was no TMZ on my iPhone when all of this was going on in the early 2000s.
One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray fell in love with a 17-year-old extra, Kenzie Dalton, while filming on set for the show.
Murray was 24 when he began dating the blonde teen, and he proposed to the high school senior a year later. What is with all of these high school seniors?
Don’t you realize that these girls are still CHILDREN, dudes? Think about how young and immature you were at the age of 17. Can you imagine dating yourself at the age you are now?
Dalton and Chad were engaged for a long seven years before breaking up and never went through with the marriage. Chad later moved on to marry a woman of a more suitable age range; actress Sarah Roemer in 2015.
Although Dalton accepted the proposal, their 7-year engagement finally ended, and the two went their separate ways. Perhaps this was just a wacky phase Murray was going through, because he later married 31-year-old actress Sarah Roemer in 2015.
7. Justin Gaston
Knowing what we now know now about Miley Cyrus, it’s really no surprise the wildly outspoken singer and actress was involved in a romance with an older guy when she was just 15.
At the time, I don’t think Hannah Montana viewers would have guessed it.
Cyrus dated Justin Gaston when he was 20, and the two even met through Cyrus’ father, Billy Ray. Are you trying to pimp your 15-year-old daughter out, Billy Ray?
The two later called it quits, and Cyrus’ love life has been all over the place ever since.
6. Paul Walker
Following actor Paul Walker‘s tragic death after being involved in a car wreck in 2013, rumors of the star’s relationship with an underage girl began to surface.
At the age of 33, Walker was allegedly dating 16-year-old Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, and the two were reportedly engaged at the time of his death. They had been together for over seven years at the time Walker was killed in a horrific car accident in Valencia, CA.
Jasmine is closer in age to Walker’s daughter than to Walker himself. Jasmine has done some interviews since Walker’s death and said that she still misses him.
5. Jay Z
Rumors have come out that he chopped down Foxy Brown back when she was getting started in her teens. Of course Jay won’t respond.
Foxy Brown claimed that the rapper had taken her virginity years prior. Foxy said she was 15 at the time, while HOV was 27.
Jay even addressed the situation on his album Magna Carter Holy Grail on the track, “Picasso Baby.” “I never stuck my c*ck in the fox’s box / But Damned if I ain’t open Pandora’s box / They try to slander your man on CNN and Fox / My Mirandas don’t stand a chance with cops.”
Even though Beyonce is not an underage woman, Jay’s wife of 8 years is 12 years younger than him!
4. Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe, teen heartthrob turned adult heartthrob, was at the peak of his career in 1988. But it seemed that this teen heartthrob had a thing for teenagers as well!
A videotape of him having sex with two women was recorded the night before the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. When the tape leaked it was discovered that one of the two females involved was only 16 years old. Rob was taken to court and agreed to 20 hours of community service in order to avoid criminal charges.
20 hours of community service is pretty minimal considering the fact that the girl in the video is 16. Plus, he should have been charged for statutory rape. I guess the judge decided to let it slide. Convenient.
He called the incident the “greatest thing that ever happened to me” on The Oprah Winfrey Show, crediting it as the reason why he eventually got sober. I’m not entirely sure that the underage girl or her family would agree.
Free from any recent teen sex scandals, let’s hope Rob has grown up, sobered up, and learned his lesson.
3. Victor Salva
Director Victor Salva was working on a low-budget horror film, Clownhouse, when he supposedly began preying on a 12-year-old actor, Nathan Forest Winters, asking her to meet him for extra “rehearsals.”
It is alleged that Salva sexually abused Winters during these times alone. Salva even videotaped some of the acts to add to his personal collection.
After some time, Winters’ parents became suspicious and got involved. Salva was convicted and sent to three years of jail and had to register as a sex offender.
I’m sorry, but how is three years an appropriate amount of time to punish a child sex abuser? The short amount of jail time Salva received is likely due to his status and connections as a Hollywood director.
After serving jail time, Salva went on to make the Jeeps Creepers franchise, which was a popular series that features stories of young people in horrific circumstances. Definitely creepy!
2. Woody Allen
Well first of all, Woody Allen has gone and wifed up his step-daughter. So, there’s that.
His other daughter, Dylan Farrow, has come forward and made claims that Allen sexually abused her as a child.
Allen started seeing Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, after dating her mother, and the pair have now been together for 23 years after making things official by getting married in 1997.
The director claims that the 35 year age gap between the couple works in their favor. Yeah, I’m sure it does, Woody.
Allen told NPR’s Sam Fragoso: “I started the relationship with her and I thought it would just be a fling. It wouldn’t be serious, but it had a life of its own. And I never thought it would be anything more. Then we started going together, then we started living together, and we were enjoying it.”
Did you know the King Of Rock & Roll had a thing for the younger ladies? International star Elvis met his wife Priscilla when she was just 14 years old!
They began dating immediately, despite their age difference. The two waited until Priscilla was a bit older, 22, to get married. Elvis and Priscilla tied the knot in the spring of 1967 in Las Vegas. The couple wasted no time starting their family. Their daughter Lisa Marie was born less than a year later in February of 1968.
In 1972 Elvis and Priscilla got divorced. The two remained friends and close acquaintances. Many people don’t realize that Priscilla was married, had a child, and divorced Elvis Presley within five years. However, since they started dating when Priscilla was 14, the couple actually shared thirteen years together.