Cougar Town

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 - 8:47am IST | Agency: DNA
They maybe going through a mid-life crises but their washboard abs, racy tans and a strong will to try their luck at love never stops men half their age from falling for their cougar charm hook, line and sinker.

J Lo & Casper Smart
The Waiting For Tonight songstress was worried about dating her choreographer Casper Smart because of the age differences between them. Lopez, 43, and Smart, 25, began dating shortly after her split with salsa crooner Marc Anthony, who she was married to for eight years. Despite concerns at the beginning of her relationship with Smart, the Latino beauty admitted that she has ‘no regrets’. She also credited her new beau with helping her heal after her 2011 divorce to Marc Anthony.

Demi Moore & Will Hanigan

The 50-year-old serial cougar didn’t give up on love after splitting with husband Ashton Kutcher (35). Gifted with an age-defying figure, the siren was dating Lindsay Lohan’s ex-boyfriend, Harry Morton, 31, early this year. Of late, she is seeing with scruffy hunk Will Hanigan with whom she bonded in their yoga class. Despite a 20-year age gap, the 30-year-old admitted that he was besotted with the Ghost actress after a number of dates together. Insiders claim that the ever bold and confident Demi doesn’t care about who finds out, judging by the noises coming from the couple’s warm up massages in a sauna.

Madonna & Brahim Zaibat
She is simply ageless and time and again reinvents herself — be it her personal style, her killer body or a string of her devastatingly handsome arm candies. It’s hardly surprising that the 53-year-old femme fatale is currently seeing the 24-year-old French dancer Brahim Zaibat.
Naysayers scoff that she cannot date a man who wears a baseball cap, or who needs burping. But Madonna has always rewritten rules be it her music or her inspiring personal life.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Age is nothing but a number to Mariah Carey, 43, and Nick Cannon, 32, who haven’t let their 10-year age difference get in the way of their relationship. Cannon’s dream meeting with the Hero singer occurred in 2005 when they shared a moment as presenters during the Teen Choice Awards. But it wasn’t until March of 2008 that they secretly began dating. In a 2009 interview, Carey said she and Cannon immediately connected. “He’s a really fun guy and I love that quality in a person,” she said. Within two months of their first date, Carey and Cannon were wed at the pop star’s private estate in the Bahamas on April 30, 2008.

Shakira & Gerard Piqué
The 10-year age difference between these two does not seem to be making a bit of a difference. The 20-something FC Barcelona defender first met his Columbian pop princess when they filmed the music video for the 2010 World Cup anthem Waka, Waka and though they both pooh poohed rumours of being romantically involved for months, a photo of them making out proved otherwise. After ending an 11-year romance with her manager Antonio de la Rua, the cougar seems to be thriving on Pique’s youthful energy. They became proud parents in January.

Susan Sarandon & Jonathan Bricklin
Susan Sarandon doesn’t think she’ll ever marry again. “I can’t see the circumstances under which I would,” she had told a news portal. The 66-year-old film star is dating 36-year-old Jonathan Bricklin (which makes him three decades younger). The duo has been collaborating (Susan doesn’t like the word ‘dating’) for three years, since she became 36-year-old Bricklin’s business partner in a New York nightclub. Four years ago, she was thought to be blissfully happy with her partner of 23 years Tim Robbins, father to their two sons Jack, 24, and Miles, 21, as well as Eva, 28, her daughter from an earlier relationship.

Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana
Wissam, who at 37-years-old is nine years Janet’s junior. It’s hardly surprising that Janet fell for a wealthy fashion tycoon who has built a luxury empire in the Middle East representing brands as Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Balenciaga, and Roberto Cavalli. A young and dynamic guy whose name spells couture – Janet couldn’t have asked for more. Al Mana also owns stakes in the Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dubai, Bahrain, and Kuwait, and is opening the flagship A/X Exchange in a Qatar shopping mall. “I don’t date Janet Jackson. She is my girlfriend; there is a difference. She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me,” said the Prince Charming. The billionaire had expressed how fortunate he was to be dating his dream woman.

Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich
Like wine she gets better with age. Who can forget her stunning portrayal of an alcoholic divorcee in A Single Man? No wonder younger men continue to fall for her. The glamazon met her husband when she was 35 and he was 26. She pursued her third husband, director Bart Freundlich, despite being warned off him by friends because of their nine-year age gap. Moore, 46, had said, “He is nine years younger than me, and it was his debut feature film. I thought he was off-limits.”

Paris Hilton & River Viiperi
Of course he looks much younger in photos splashed across Page 6. Model River Viiperi is only 21 years old compared to Paris, who is 31. Paris and River began dating a few months ago and have been constantly on vacation, you name it — Miami, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and now Aspen.
According to reports River is not jealous of her successful career and is very supportive of her. Gossip queen Perez Hilton called him Paris Hilton’s Christmas present. Tee hee.


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