Nineteen-year-old Tom Daley — who recently lost his 40-year-old father to cancer — is reportedly dating 39-year-old Dustin Lance Black, and mouths are wagging about their 20-year age difference.“Creepy,” “cute,” “hot,” “strange,” and even “dangerous” were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the May/December relationship.It’s no secret that intergenerational romances are common practice, especially in the gay community, where there are fewer social barriers to dating outside your own peer group. Here’s a look at seven high profile gay couples who have engaged in May/December relationships — some more successfully than others. Matt Bomer and Simon Halls 36-year-old Matt Bomer and 49-year-old Simon Halls prove that, despite what sneering cynics say, May/December relationships successful.
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The couple met in 1990, and were a couple for over 20 years before officially tying the knot.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Despite a 10-year age difference, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and lawyer Justin Mikita have managed to make it work.
After being together for two years, the ginger-haired TV star and his beau made it official and were married in New York last summer.
Calvin Klein and Nick Gruber Of course, every now and then May/December relationships fail. Such was the case for 71-year-old fashioned designer Calvin Klein and 22-year-old boy toy Nick Gruber.
The pair met back in 2010 and embarked on a public, drama-laced (mostly on Gruber’s part) relationship before splitting up when Gruber checked into rehab for cocaine addiction.
Liberace and Scott Thorson While we’re on the subject of doomed May/December relationships, the one that takes the martini is that of Liberace and his younger male lover Scott Thorson.
The pair met back in 1976, when Thorson was just 16.
They engaged in a turbulent on-again, off-again 10-year romance that involved drugs, alcohol, bad plastic surgery, and other methods of self-destruction.
After Liberace’s death, Thorson released a tell-all book.
Earlier this year HBO broadcast , a movie version of the cautionary tale that starred Michael Douglas at Liberace and Matt Damon as Thorson.