15 Celebrity Couples That Are Borderline Underage
They say that age is just a number, but is that still the case when a 40 year old starts dating a teenager? What about when he marries her? Celebrities have the potential to make a lot of questionable life decisions, from embarrassing tattoos to public meltdowns. Embarking on underage relationships is one of those questionable decisions. Love may be blind but the media certainly is not, and when it comes to scandals, these possibly illegal situations are the juiciest out there. Here are 15 celebrity relationships that border underage status and have raised many eyebrows over the years.
Joaquin Phoenix and Allie Teilz
In 2013, the actor reportedly began dating Teilz, a then 19 year old DJ, raising countless eyebrows on the age difference. Phoenix was 38 at the time.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
This pop star couple first met when Simpson was 17 years old and Lachey wa 24. They went on to marry and eventually divorce.
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
Allen made headlines when he came forward with his love for ex wife Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Previn. At the time, Allen was 56 and Previn was 21.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Pop stars Gomez and Bieber have been through their share of ups and downs, but the pair first got together when Bieber was 16 and Gomez 18.
John Mayer and Taylor Swift
The musical couple began dating when Swift was 19 and Mayer was 31. The relationship did not end well, leaving Swift with no choice but to bash Mayer through her lyrics in the song “Dear John.”
Miley Cyrus and Jason Gaston
The couple began dating when Gaston was 20 and Cyrus 15, after being introduced by the pop star’s father Billy Ray Cyrus.
Lindsay Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama
This couple began dating when Lohan was still under 18 and Valderrama was 24. The couple moved in together right after Lohan’s 18th birthday.
Wilmer Valerrama and Mandy Moore
Another one of Valderrama’s underage conquests included Mandy Moore, who dated Valderrama at the age of 16 when he was 20.
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
The Lakers star first started dating Vanessa when he was 21 and she was just a 17 year old dancer on his unreleased rap album.
Tyga and Kylie Jenner
While the two spent a while deflecting rumors, the 17 year-old Jenner and the 24 year-old rapper are certainly an item.
Aaliyah and R Kelly
The Princess of R’n’B was rumored to have married R Kelly when she was just 15 and he was 27 after he helped her with her album “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.“
Jerry Seinfeld and Shoshanna Lonstein
Seinfeld was 38 years old when he started dating 17 year old high school senior Lonstein. They broke up when she moved away for college.
Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia
Panettiere was only 17 when she started dating her Heroes costar, who was 29 years old at the time.
Kenzie Dalton and Chad Michael Murray
Dalton was just a 17 year old high school when she started dating 24 year old Murray and they married just two months later.
Doug Hutchinson and Courtney Stodden
Hutchinson was shunned by the media when they found out the 51 year old actor had married Stodden, a 16 year old aspiring singer and dancer.