Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin dating has to be one of the weirdest things to happen in Hollywood this year, and that’s saying a lot – they don’t call it Hollyweird for nothing. How did these two even meet, much less bond and start hooking up? Never mind the age difference between them, or the fact that Jennifer seemed like she was intent on marrying Nicholas Hoult – the fact is, Chris just got divorced from Gwyneth Paltrow and has kids with her, and it just seems strange for someone as fun-loving and laid back as JLaw to want to get mixed up in all that family drama.
Really, if this was even ten years ago, it would have caused a huge scandal. But because older men and younger women dating in Hollywood has become the norm, it’s glossed over. Yes, a thirteen year age difference [Chris is 37, and Jennifer is 24] isn’t too insurmountable in the larger scheme of things.
There are couples who have wider age gaps between them, and who have managed to stay together for a long time. But, even then, it’s such a strange coupling. Plus, people who were fans of Jennifer and Nick together definitely are NOT fans of Jennifer and Chris together. Since that constitutes most of Jennifer’s fans, I wonder if they’ll be vocal about expressing their disapproval. They certainly haven’t been shy on online forums or blogs, and many of them think that Jennifer is making a big mistake by dating Chris right after his ‘conscious uncoupling’. Does she really think that this relationship is going to last, and is she so blind that she can’t see that Chris is using her?
He just broke up with Gwyneth, and he’s trying to ‘win’ the breakup by dating a younger, more popular version of Goop. Jennifer, on the other hand, was probably seduced by the rock star lifestyle, not realizing that, with Chris, what you see is what you get.
Either way, I doubt this relationship will last – I give it a few months, tops. Do you guys agree?
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