While not every May-December girl-guy romance is a match made in cougar heaven (Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon didn’t work out, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have issues and Madonna burns through cubs like Mel Gibson burns bridges), at least they look good when things go well. For those searching for the perfect cougar, these ten hot older woman/younger man relationships should inspire.
Mira Sorvino, 44, and Christopher Backus, 29
Christopher who? This pair have three kids together and he allegedly has an independent career. Whatever, dude. Grab the diaper bag and get in the limo. Mama’s got an awards show to attend.
Marisa Tomei, 46, and Logan Marshall-Green, 34
When your hot older girlfriend has an Oscar, you can take time back to concentrate on things like starring in King Lear. When your hot older girlfriend is Marisa Tomei, you’ve got a lot to be thankful for.
Mariah Carey, 41, and Nick Cannon, 30
This couple proves that for some, marrying a cougar isn’t just about lust and love—it’s also a shrewd career move. Does anyone think this former star of All That would be anywhere today if it weren’t for Mimu?
Madonna, 53, and Brahim Zaibat, 24
We could make a list a mile long of cubs who’ve cozied up to Madonna. Her latest is Brahim Zaibat, a dancer whose mother is eight years younger than Madge. Holiday dinners must be awkward, to say the least.
Demi Moore, 48, and Ashton Kutcher, 33
Despite troubles these two might be having, we’re hoping they’ll last. If they split, the whole cougar trend will go bust and then cubs will have to go back to dating women their own age. That’s just going to tighten the lady supply for the rest of us. Come on, guys, work it out!
Sam Taylor-Wood, 44, and Aaron Johnson, 21
With a 23 years separating the filmmaker and her actor boy toy, these two might not have a lot to talk about. Who cares? They’ve got two kids together, and things seem to be going swimmingly.
Deborra-Lee Furness, 55ish, and Hugh Jackman, 42
You don’t have to be under 40 to appreciate a cougar. Jackman scored a hot little number when he landed Furness, a fellow Australian actor.
Sandra Bullock, 47, and Ryan Reynolds, 34
Supposedly this is “just a rumor,” but they do a lot of PDA for people who aren’t attached. Bullock also has a history with this sort of thing, having previously hooked up with Ryan Gosling.
Vivica A. Fox, 47, and Omar “Slim” White, 28
White is a nightclub promoter from Atlanta. Fox has a string of film credits a mile long and dated 50 Cent, but White could well be this cougar’s last cub—the two got engaged last year.
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