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Jerry Seinfeld met Shoshanna Lonstein in Central Park in 1993, when he was 38 years outdated and he or she was simply 17.

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They claimed to be “simply buddies” till she turned 18, after which went public with their relationship. They dated for 4 years and broke up shortly after she graduated faculty.


Milo Ventimiglia was 29 when he began courting his Heroes costar, 17-year-old Hayden Panettiere.

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When requested what he realized from his relationship with Hayden, Milo instructed “MR PORTER,” “By no means do it once more. There are issues that occur to you in your life that form who you might be. All the things I have been by means of from jobs to friendships to partnerships, all the things has constructed me to who I’m. You study from it. You study a greater method of doing issues. It wasn’t till my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships put on on you.”


Doug Hutchison was 51 when he married 16-year-old Courtney Stodden. Her mom signed off on it, and her father walked her down the aisle.

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Marvin Gaye was 34 when he met 17-year-old Janis Hunter at a Los Angeles recording studio one night time in 1973. He expressed an intense curiosity in her and so they began courting. They bought married 4 years later.

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Janis — who now goes by Jan — revealed in her memoir that, whereas she liked Marvin, their relationship was tumultuous. They each have been hooked on medicine and intercourse.


Don Johnson was 22 when he began courting 14-year-old Melanie Griffith. They moved in collectively when she was 15.

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They met on the set of The Harrad Experiment, a film that Griffith’s mom — Tippi Hedren — and Johnson have been each starring in. Hedren recalled feeling “sheer panic” when she realized they’d made a connection.


Invoice Wyman was 47 when he began courting 14-year-old Mandy Smith. They bought married when she was 18.

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After their marriage ceremony, Smith mentioned they solely had intercourse two instances earlier than they divorced. “The marriage day is a little bit of a blur now. It would not really feel it was me,” she mentioned in an interview.


Luc Besson was 31 when he began courting 15-year-old Maïwenn Le Besco. They met when she was 12, and he or she gave start to their daughter when she was 16.

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Le Besco directed the 2011 movie Polisse, which follows French law enforcement officials making an attempt to catch suspected pedophiles.


Chad Michael Murray was 24 when he began courting 17-year-old Kenzie Dalton. She performed a cheerleader additional on his hit present, One Tree Hill. He proposed to her in 2006, when she was nonetheless a senior in highschool.

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They broke up in 2013 after a seven-year engagement.


Jerry Lee Lewis was 22 when he married his third cousin — 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown. The press came upon after Brown by accident instructed a reporter that she was Lewis’s spouse.

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His tour was canceled and Myra Williams (previously often known as Myra Gale Brown) mentioned in an interview with Cuepoint that “his profession took a nosedive proper into the concrete.”


Stacy Ann Ferguson (aka “Fergie”) was 23 when she briefly dated 16-year-old Justin Timberlake.

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“Considered one of my good buddies was courting J.C. Chasez, and so we’d all hang around with NSYNC. Justin and I might exit collectively and have enjoyable and make out,” she mentioned in a 2006 interview. “We went to Hawaii collectively, however we have been by no means critical. He was ‘Mr. Proper Now.'”


Wilmer Valderrama was 29 years outdated when he met Demi Lovato at 17, however the two did not start courting till Demi turned 18.

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They have been collectively for six years earlier than splitting up in 2016.


Wilmer additionally dated Lindsay Lohan in 2004 when he was 24 and he or she was 18 (though they allegedly began their relationship when she was solely 17).

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Lindsay instructed Elllen Degenerous in a 2014 interview that she’d written the one “Over” on her debut album Converse about their breakup.


Steven Tyler met Julia Holcomb in 1973 when she was 16 and he was 27. They rapidly started courting shortly after that, and Julia’s mom even signed over guardianship to Steven whereas Julia was residing with him in Boston.

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Julia left Tyler in 1977 after he pressured her to abort their first little one collectively following a hearth that had brought about lung injury for her and oxygen deprivation for the infant.


Notorious rock star “groupie” Lori Mattix met David Bowie when she was simply 14, and the 2 noticed one another on and off for 10 years after that.

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In an essay for Thrillist, Mattix described shedding her virginity to Bowie at 14 years outdated: “He bought into the bathtub, already stuffed with water, and requested me to scrub him. After all I did. Then he escorted me into the bed room, gently took off my garments, and de-virginized me.”


Lori Maddox additionally met Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Web page when she was 15, and the 2 dated for about two years earlier than she caught him in mattress with one other girl.

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Describing their relationship, Maddox mentioned, “It grew to become so critical that Jimmy requested my mother for permission to be with me.”


Joel Madden began courting Hilary Duff when he was 24 and he or she was simply 16 years outdated. Their relationship lasted three years.

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They made their debut “out in public” collectively as a pair on the 2005 VMAs.


And at last, Woody Allen initially met Quickly-Yi when she was 11 years outdated whereas he was courting her adoptive mom, Mia Farrow. They started courting in 1991 when Quickly-Yi was 20 and Allen was in his mid-fifties.

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Quickly-Yi continues to defend their relationship.