I spied 19-year-old Dakota Fanning cuddling up to her new beau Jamie Strachan as they took in the sights and sounds at a tennis match for the U.S. Open yesterday. Even though it’s clear our little D has grown up, I was still a little shocked to hear that her boyfriend is 13 years older than her. Meaning, he can’t even legally buy her a drink for another few years.
It sounds to me like Dakota must really see a future with this older man because she recently said she only dates if she can see herself marrying the person. “Even when I was 14, I was like, ‘I’m not going marry this person. What’s the point of doing it?’” she said. “It’s not me being naive. I just know what it’s supposed to be like. And I think until I feel that, I cannot be bothered.”
Do you think this could be the one, even with the age difference? Or is there something creepy about an older guy going after young girls?