There’s an attention-grabbing factor occurring within the relationship world in the intervening time, or moderately one thing that’s been happening for fairly a while now on the low and eventually turning into a bit extra accepted. Or has it?
We’re speaking about decade-plus age gaps in relationships, and also you’d be shocked (or not!) on the quantity of older Millennials tapping into the relationship pool of authorized Gen Zers for extra than simply recommendation on TikTok dances. Within the leisure business, we’ve seen it happen throughout the spectrum: R. Kelly infamously took issues the unlawful route, Marques Houston rode the road of barely authorized a lot to the general public’s chagrin and even Nia Lengthy raised a couple of eyebrows when she went viral earlier this 12 months after it was revealed she had a 30-year-old, mother-approved boyfriend as a youngster.
In every of these conditions, the image is painted as an older man utilizing his seniority to govern and, in some instances, groom an impressionable younger lady right into a sexual relationship. Authorized or not, the person is all the time seen because the one with the ability, whereas the girl barely has an id all through all of it. In Lengthy’s case, you may argue that she was each consenting and in management given her age. Nonetheless, what if the roles are reversed and the girl is older of the 2? Does the stigma nonetheless, properly, sing?
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Most just lately, veteran hip-hop mannequin Bernice Burgos made headlines throughout her forty third birthday week after it was rumored that her Boston b’day celebration was linked to 26-year-old Celtics taking pictures guard and rumored boyfriend Jaylen Brown. Their alleged union has been buzzing for near a 12 months now, being considerably confirmed again in February when a “bae pic” was by chance leaked by the photographer.
Staying within the sports activities world, 24-year-old Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs introduced consideration to his relationship life after being noticed very publicly on many events over the previous few months loving on Bow Wow’s 34-year-old ex-girl Joie Chavis — simply two years in the past she was seen smooching on fiftysomething music mogul Diddy, however that simply brings us again to sq. one. Whew!
Given the gender politics of all of it, the query turns into easy: in age hole relationships, are ladies who date youthful males handled in another way?
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Whereas the previous two relationships are nonetheless on the rumor mill, we’ve see the cougar advanced in PDA-approved relationships as properly. 48-year-old socialite Larsa Pippin’s relationship with Marcus Jordan, the 32-year-old son of her ex-husband’s world-renowned mortal enemy, moved into marriage speak standing not too way back. Actuality TV star Nikki Mudarris, additionally 32, shocked just about everybody a couple of days in the past with a full maternity shoot alongside soon-to-be-baller-babby-daddy LiAngelo Ball, age 24.
A-listers aren’t exempt, both! Throughout the highly-publicized 9-month relationship of Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson (seen above), it hardly ever if ever was introduced up that she was 41 and he was 28. In the identical breath, Hollywood icon Leonardo Dicaprio actually has girlfriend charts made about him. Them once more, that’s in all probability kind of benefitting his personal getting old reminiscence.
It appears the one exception has been none apart from hip-hop’s royal couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Wanting again now after three youngsters, a multibillion-dollar empire and simply as many followers internationally between the 2 of them, ought to judgement have been reserved for 32-year-old Jigga when he, as he advised Vainness Honest in 2013, began “simply starting to attempt to date” a then-19-year-old child Bey?
Tell us: is the stigma on age gaps between consenting adults handled pretty within the proverbial battle of the sexes? Ought to there even be an age hole between consenting adults? Tell us after trying out what some folks on social media are saying beneath:
1. Larsa with Mj Nikki with LiAngelo Bernice with Jaylen. Is that this the beginning of the cougar pattern ?
2. Bernice Burgos relationship Jaylen Brown is so predatory
3. Cougars going loopy in 2023, first Jaylen Brown and Bernice now this😂😂
4. Jaylen Brown nearer to Bernice daughter age than he’s to her age 🥴
5. LiAngelo having a child with Ms. Nikki Child is craaaaazy
6. When liangelo ball was 10…Nikki graduated from highschool let that sink in
7. Miss Nikki child achieved received a child with Liangelo Ball lmfaooooo my lady is 40 years previous and achieved secured 💅🏾
8. Lawd Jaylen Brown relationship Bernice. Joie Chavis relationship Trevon Diggs. Kevin Samuels was proper bout the older ladies relationship these younger guys 😭😂😂😂
9. Joie chavis 34 and trevon diggs 24 so possibly I do must be an auntie 🤣🤣
10. u actually can’t defend bey’s & jay’z age hole, 19 & 30 is frightening & predatory
11. Nobody prepared for that convo of the age bracket between Jay and Bey. When it’s y’all faves it’s cool. Your faves can use and groom niccas meet it a stack.
12. This would possibly get me cancelled however a few of y’all spend approach an excessive amount of time analyzing & critiquing ‘controversial age gaps’ when you may simply thoughts your online business. If each events are a consenting adults then what’s the problem? Should you don’t need to fuck somebody 15 years older then don’t?
13. I solely agree with age hole relationship if the person is older than the girl.
14. I’m going to say one thing controversial. If ya’ll are two grown folks (for me grown is 21+) I actually don’t give a shit if there’s an age hole. You might be grown, you may make your individual choices and I’m not going to move judgment on one thing that’s not hurting anybody.
15. if i used to be jaylen brown i’d of went after the bernice daughter