In a perfect world, celebrities would simply find a partner of their age and settle down. However, that’s not the kind of world we live in. And a lot of celebrities can’t keep themselves from cozying up to underage teenagers and minors. Recently, social media canceled Chris D’Elia for harassing underage girls online. But, that also brought into attention Jerry Seinfeld’s past of dating a 17-year-old when he himself was 38. So we thought, why not see which other celebrities also made advances on minors. You know, the ones we know of.
First ones are obviously Jerry Seinfeld and Chris D’Elia
Just to jog your memory, Seinfeld was involved with a 17-year-old Shoshanna Lonstein back in 1993. He himself was 38 at the time, putting the two at 21 year age difference. Moreover, the two dated for a further 4 years, and the relationship had a sign of manipulation and grooming as well. This was evident when Lonstein transferred her credits from Washington DC to LA to be closer to Seinfeld.
And it wasn’t a secret. Other comedians made a lot of fun of Jerry Seinfeld when all this was happening. And if any of this had happened today, he would definitely have been canceled at the very least, with probably a huge hit on his pocket.
Rob Lowe’s s*x tape
If you thought Jerry Seinfeld dating a schoolgirl was bad, think again. Because Rob Lowe took it to another level. The Parks and Recreation actor was in the midst of a horrific scandal when a s*x tape surfaced. He had filmed himself sleeping with two girls whom he picked from an Atlanta Nightclub, one of whom was a 16 years old minor!
The girl’s mother filed a civil lawsuit against Lowe, but they agreed on a settlement. But, his career went pretty much down the drain. However, Hollywood still gave him a second chance and he’s forever thankful for it, unlike Seinfeld who never even asked for a second chance. Lowe said:
People talk about it, I go, ‘I think it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. Honestly, I do, ’cause it got me sober. Sober got me married. I’ve been married 29 years, and I have two great sons. I don’t think any of that happens without going through that scandal. I really don’t.
That’s nice to hear, but not as great as Jerry Seinfeld who just got off after hearing some jokes about him dating a minor. But, there are other celebrities on this list too, sadly.
Chad Michael Murray pulled off a ‘Seinfeld’ too
Chad Michael Murray rose to fame in the 2000s with some great shows under his belt. They included Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek, and One Tree Hill. But, he gave everyone a real shock by marrying 18-year-old Kenzie Dalton in 2006, who was an extra on One Tree Hill. At least she wasn’t underage, but the 7 year age difference is a bit appalling. Of course, he wasn’t a teenager himself, but a 25-year-old adult at the time. But, their marriage lasted for an impressive 7 years, before their divorce. That’s 3 years more than Jerry Seinfeld, and of course, he never married his schoolgirl.
However, it’s not just men that are after minors. A few female celebrities have also cozied up to underage boys and minors.
Fergie, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and Nick Jonas
If you thought that it’s just men like Jerry Seinfeld who are trash, think again. Fergie famously dated Justin Timberlake back when she was 23 years old while Timberlake was 16!
Moreover, director Sam Taylor-Johnson at 42 married Aaron Taylor-Johnson at 19 years of age! They were married in 2012 and are in fact still together.
Lastly, we have Nick Jonas, who dated Australian Singer Delta Groodmen. At the time, Jonas was 18 and Goodrem was 26!
So, it’s clear that this is a persistent trait among some celebrities where they date underage teenagers and minors. And in such cases, the power dynamic plays a massive role, as it allows the elder to use their power, fame, and wealth to manipulate and groom the minor. Therefore, these relationships are often toxic and problematic, to say the least, and just illegal in most cases! We hope this trend seizes as soon as possible.