The perks of dating young: Celebrity couples with huge age gaps

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie  (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Scott Disick and Sofia Richie (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

When it comes to love, for some couples age is just a number – and their long-standing relationships are a testament to that.

South African rapper AKA’s split from award-winning record producer DJ Zinhle saddened their legion of fans who were rooting for their union. And when the rapper revealed he was booed up again, this time with a younger woman, Nelli Tembe, Twitter was divided.

Take a look at some celebrities who are dating young and are happy:

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie

For years we’ve had a front-row seat to Scott Disick’s love life on reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians. His divorce and the aftermath of his divorce from Kourtney Kardashian aired on the show, according to Elite.

His new romance with legendary musician Lionel Richie’s daughter, Sofia Richie, has made for a captivating story for the audience, especially with the 15-year-age gap between the father of three and the 21-year-old model, Cosmopolitan reports.


Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian followed suit and is dating 26-year-old model, Younes Bendjima, who’s 14 years younger than her, People reports The couple seem happy together – well, since the last time we saw them out in public together.

They allegedly broke up in 2018 after having arguments about maintaining their relationship privately, Elle reports. Since then, they’ve rekindled their romance and are living it up without an audience.


Peter Cook and Alba Jancou

If you’re going to date young, you better be ready to happily and truthfully speak on your partner's age.

That doesn’t seem to have been the case with Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband, Peter Cook, who’s engaged to psychology student Alba Jancou. The architect has allegedly been lying about his partner's age, saying that she’s 21 years old when in fact she was only 20, Page Six reports.

The reason behind the lie is unknown but since the cat is now out of the bag, the two can now openly enjoy their relationship.


Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone

Leonardo DiCaprio’s love life is one thing he prefers to keep under wraps, but thanks to the paparazzi and a few Instagram shots, we know the 45-year-old actor has been dating the model since 2017, Elle reports.

Although several social media users have weighed in on their 23-year age gap difference, the two couldn’t be bothered.

Zodwa Wabantu and Vusi Buthelezi

Local reality TV star Zodwa Wabantu has candidly spoken about the perks of dating a younger man, saying she feels they come with less baggage.

“They are young, adventurous, outgoing, ambitious, they [have] their dreams ahead of them so when it comes to mine I’ve already lived my life,” Zodwa explained in a video on Instagram. “There’s no stress when you’re dating a young person,” she added.


Sources: Instagram, Page Six, People, Cosmopolitan, Elle

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