It’s Cougar Time: 15 Older Women Who Like Their Men Young
The temperatures might be dropping, but the love lives of some of Hollywood’s hottest cougars are certainly keeping things steamy. From Kris Jenner to Jennifer Lopez, celebrities aren’t hindered by a few extra miles on their tires when it comes to dating and marriage. So in celebration of their fabulous fearlessness and going after what they want, MadameNoire salutes 15 of the hottest older women who like their men on the young side.
Since her split from husband Bruce, Kris Jenner has been spotted out and about with a few younger men. Most recently she was seen getting cozy with Corey Gamble, a co-manager for Justin Bieber, who just happens to be 24 years her junior. And before that, speculation swirled about her relationship with ex-Bachelor Ben Flajnik, who was 31 at the time. See a pattern emerging? And with rumblings that the matriarch of the Kardashian Klan (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) is pitching a new reality show that will help her find love, we’re sure there will be some nice, young … very young men thrown into the mix.
It’s tough to think of Cameron Diaz as a celebrity cougar mainly because at 42 years old, she still looks as gorgeous and boasts a body to die for as she did in her big screen debut more than 20 years ago. But her dating record has certainly skewed toward younger men. Most notably, Diaz and singer Justin Timberlake, who is nine years her junior, had a long-term relationship several years back. Currently she is dating Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden who continues the young man trend, being 35 years old.
One of the heavyweight champions of the cougar game, Demi Moore made headlines when she began dating and ultimately married actor Ashton Kutcher (who is 15 years her junior). Though the courtship fell apart, that hasn’t dissuaded Moore from sticking with the younger set. She followed up Kutcher with 27-year-old drummer Sean Friday and reports have continued to pop up about her love of partying with some of Hollywood’s hottest young celebs.
Now this one definitely had us scratching our heads. After 26 years of marriage, Hulk and Linda Hogan called it quits in 2009. But it wasn’t long before the former lady Hogan got right back up on the dating horse — with a man nearly 30 years her junior. Charley Hill proposed to Hogan on the bastion of class and dignity, better known as “Couple’s Therapy.” But these two crazy kids didn’t make it to the alter, with Hogan coming to her senses and calling off the engagement.
Mariah Carey was welcomed into the sisterhood of cougars with her surprising relationship and marriage to rapper/actor Nick Cannon. With more than a decade between them, the union seemed a little unexpected. But things looked promising as the couple welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan in 2011. Sadly just three short years later the two announced their separation and opened Carey up to fresh world of younger, eligible bachelors.
If you want to talk about prolific cougars, there is no way we could not mention Jennifer Lopez. Her love life has been the stuff of legends, but more recently she has shown quite the affinity to younger men. From Casper Smart to Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Jennifer Lopez has been partial young, hot dancers. And who could blame her. Hell, if we look even 20 percent as good as Jenny From The Block when we hit our mid-40s, we’ll be chasing around sexy 20-somethings all the time.
There has always been something sexy and mysterious about the beautiful Sharon Stone. And that intrigue was taken up a notch when she started dating 27-year old male model Martin Mica at the ripe ol’ age of 55. But with legs for days and a flawless face, it should come as little surprise that the “Basic Instinct” bombshell could easily capture the attention a man nearly half her age.
Madonna has always been a trailblazer and rule breaker. So it’s not shocking that she has extended that same carefree, to-hell-with-the-critics attitude to her dating life. From Brahim Zaibat to Dutch backup dancer Timor Steffens, Madonna hasn’t let a silly thing like a 30-year age difference put a stop to her fun. Who knows if any of these unconventional flings will last, but who are we to put a damper on Madonna’s game. Get em’, girl!
Since the days when she was shaking her tailfeather, Tina Turner has been one hot number. Even at the age of 74 years old she still manages to captivate everyone who lays their eyes on her. This must have been the case with longtime beau Erwin Bach. Unlike other cougars on our list who have hopped from man to man, Turner has been committed to her younger man (he’s 15 years her junior) for nearly three decades. The lucky couple even made their union official last summer.
When it comes to Hollywood’s most stunning cougars, no one can touch Halle Berry. Whether at 20, 30 or 40 years of age, Berry’s toned physique, ageless face and impeccable style have kept her at the top of the celebrity game for years. No man can resist her charms, allowing Berry to dip her toe into the younger man pool with a romance with model Gabriel Aubrey. The marriage ultimately dissolved, but thankfully an age-appropriate hottie soon reared his head in the form of Olivier Martinez.
Though she’s largely kept her private life under wraps, rumors swirled about Tyra Banks’ connection to younger hottie Robert Evans. But she was quick to shoot down any rumblings about her entry into cougar-hood. “There’s been a lot of rumors that I’ve been dating certain people, all these young boys — ain’t true,” Tyra said in an interview with Steve Harvey. “I ain’t a cougar!” Hate to break it to you, Tyra, dating a man 14 years your junior kind of makes you a cougar.
Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox put her stamp on the Hollywood cougar tribe with a number of high-profile romances with the likes of 50 Cent and Flo Rida. But she is trying to distance herself from the cougar path, telling BET: “I used to be so lustful. I would lose my mind over a six pack and a smile, it would get me every time and usually get me in trouble. Pretty eyes, pretty teeth? Forget about it! But, I think now I’m looking for a good partner, just a good man, whereas before it would be mostly physical.”
Way to go Kathy Griffin. While not exactly known as the hottest chick on the scene, 52-year-old Griffin has held it down on the dating front. She has been seeing 34-year-old Randy Bick for years.
Gabrielle Union has been one committed woman to basketball phenom Dwyane Wade over the years, but that doesn’t take away the fact that (technically) she is considered a cougar. Boasting a 10 year age gap between her and her baller beau, Union is one of the most youthful looking ladies on our list.
Now if we’re going to talk about baller cougars, then there is one celeb we have to mention: Susan Sarandon. Not only is she an incredibly established Hollywood star and has undeniable charisma, but she has managed to snag 37-year-old screenwriter Jonathan Bricklin, more than 30 years her junior. She told Hello! Magazine “It’s the soul of a person that interests me. When you are in love, the question of age, sex, color no longer hold any importance.” Wise words to live by.