Gawrr! 15 Celebrity Cougars Who Make Cradle Robbing Look Fantabulous

December 21, 2012  |  

We can all think of a celebrity cougar or two who has defied the odds and dated/married younger – sometimes much younger – men (I’m looking at you J.Lo!). Sometimes those pairs looked like a hot arse mess from the start but others made us think, “I’m trying to be like you when I get older!” This list is for those ladies who we sometimes forget are all up in the bassinet, until they step out with their pretty young male thangs and make us all say daaaayyyyuuuuum.

 

"Shaunie O'Neal PF"

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Shaunie O’Neal

After divorcing one of the biggest ball players in the NBA (and receiving a mighty large divorce settlement as a result), Ms. Shaunie jumped at the chance to snag her a youngin’. And in 2010 she caught one: 23-year old Marlon Yates, a Los Angeles model 12 years her junior. The two have been dating for approximately two years now, although this past summer, scandal arose when sources reported that Shaunie’s super young boo may have a wandering eye.

"Ivana and Rossano PF"

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Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump may be insistent on keeping the “Trump” name firmly affixed to her own, but that hasn’t stopped the 63-year old from marrying two times since her divorce from Donald. The most recent marriage being to 39-year old Italian entrepreneur Rossano Rubicondi who is 24 years younger than her. (At the time they married Ivana was 59 and Rubicondi was 35)

"Chilli PF"

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Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas

Back in 2001, Chilli was the cougar of the year when it was revealed that she was dating Usher – at the time Chilli was 30 and Usher just 23. Their relationship lasted two strong years, but ended after reports of Usher’s infidelity surfaced; made all the more worse by his controversial fourth album Confessions.

"Eva Longoria PF"

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Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria’s marriage to Tony Parker (who is 7 years younger than her) may have fallen apart amidst scandal, but the 37-year old actress seems to be doing just fine now in the arms of ever-younger men. For two months she dated 25-year old New York Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez, and for a little over one year she dated Penelope Cruz’s 27-year old brother, Eduardo Cruz.

"Janet and Wissam PF"

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Janet Jackson

For seven years, Janet Jackson dated Jermaine Dupri: a man she not only had a few inches on, but also a few years (6 to be exact). After ending that romance in 2009, Janet met Arab billionaire Wissam Al Mana in the summer of 2010. Can you guess their age difference? – Janet is about ten years older than her wealthy middle eastern boo!

"Vivica and Omar PF"

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Vivica Fox

For ten months, fabulous 48-year old cougar Vivica Fox was engaged to Omar “Slim” White, a 28-year-old party promoter from Atlanta. Although the relationship seems to have ended badly – both Vivica and Slim have mentioned in interviews that some kind of “tension” had a role to play in their split – Vivica still looks great for her age, and should be snatching up some new young boy toy any day now. Don’t forget, Vivica also dated 50 Cent (11 years younger) and Flo-Rida (15 years younger).

"Kim and Kroy PF"

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Kim Zolciak

I had to do some serious soul searching before deciding to include Kim Zolciak in this list considering some of the shady sh—she said this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. But when I thought about it, I realized that at 34 (supposedly) and with two children, Kim has managed to snag a 20-something year old, get married, have two additional kids, and keep her wigs looking kind of cute. For that, she’s earned her place.

"Tyra and Rob PF"

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Tyra Banks

Thirty-nine year old Tyra Banks has been rumored to be dating 24-year old Rob Evans ever since she added the boxer-turned-model to her lineup of judges on America’s Next Top Model. The two have generally denied being a couple, though photos of them eating, posing, dancing and swimming would seriously indicate otherwise.

"Tina Turner PF"

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner is such a fabulous cougar that you probably wouldn’t even know the 73-year old Queen of Rock N’ Roll is 17 years older than her beau Erwin Bach. The two met in 1985 – nine years after Tina’s tumultuous marriage to Ike ended – and have been together ever since. The two share homes in England, France and Germany, though mainly reside in the picturesque city of Zurich, Switzerland.

"Gabby and Dwayne PF"

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Gabrielle Union

Given how fabulous Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade look together, it’s hard to believe that she’s actually a cougar – that’s right! Gabby’s got 10 years on her basketball boo – a fact I never knew until I actually checked their ages because I could hardly believe it (Gabby is 40 and D-Wade is 30).

"Chrissy Lampkin PF"

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Chrissy Lampkin

Forty-one year old Chrissy Lampkin may only be five years older than Jim Jones (36), but considering his immaturity it seems like quite a bit more. After all, there is a big difference between a 40+ year-old woman and an immature 30-something year old man. Knowing this, all of Chrissy’s nagging and pressuring Jim to “grow up and be a man” makes a lot more sense. Regardless, Chrissy stays doing her and has made quite a name as a reality TV starlet.

"Sandra and Ryan PF"

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Sandra Bullock

With all of the cougar-ing going on, it’s no surprise that one of the biggest and best cougars in Hollywood has managed to fly under the radar for so long. Before marrying Jesse James (who is six years younger) in 2005, Sandra Bullock dated Ryan Gosling, who is 16 years her junior; and after divorcing James, Sandra dated Ryan Reynolds, who is 10 years her junior.

"Venus Williams PF"

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Venus Williams

Thirty-two year old Venus Williams is a tennis champ, fashion designer, interior designer, part Miami Dolphins owner, and now – cougar. If you follow tennis like I sometimes do, you may have noticed the hot little boy toy who’s been seated in Venus’s tennis box this fall – that’s her 24-year old model boyfriend, Elio Pis.

"Whitney Houston PF"

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was an amazing everything – singer, actress, model, mother and even cougar. Remember, she dated Ray J (who was 17 years her junior) for a spell, and Bobby Brown was actually 6 years younger than she was.

"Katie Couric PF"

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Katie Couric

Katie Couric may look awfully conservative on the news, but don’t let those demure suit jackets fool you. From 2006 to 2011, the 55-year old journalist dated wealthy businessman Brooks Perlin before ending the relationship. Can you guess their age difference? – Seventeen years!

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  • JolieMelodie

    Its so funny how an older woman gets a negative name ‘cougar’ (aggressive and thirsty) while men have nothing to qualify them. They’re just ‘men attracted to younger women’…The hypocrisy of society is beyond me.

  • jc

    I am 33 and my bf its 21 ..does that age difference made me a cougar?

  • ohsnaponu

    Vivica Fox looks horrible…too much plastic surgery.

  • tiffanyann

    having Whitney in this article just does not seem right……Could have left her out. She’s too big of a legend, as well as a part of history to be focused on who she was dating it has nothing to do with her legacy…….Show some respect

  • heyheynow

    yo…I can understand 5/6 years I have younger siblings 6 and 7 years younger than me and their guy friends cuties…but 10 + ok that’s just a little weird especially 15 years plus I mean that could be your child geesh expect Tina you go girl!!!

    • lateshia

      lol…..I my brother is 7 years younger than me and his best friend is a hottie. Anyways, I don’t think 10 year age difference is too bad. I can understand someone that is 20 years older than you or 30. I’m 30 years old and I’ll date a guy up to about 40.

  • ann brown

    Was J. Lo here?

    • sabrina

      nope! she seriously needs to be though. as well as demi moore!

  • Danielle

    For some reason, there’s something about cougars that doesn’t sit well with me :-/