Friday, June 06, 2008

I'm Not Surprised He Was Interested

T.R. Knight has been giving a bunch of interviews over the past few weeks in advance of the first legal gay wedding ceremony here in California. At one point one of the questions was about his new boyfriend Mark Cornelson who if my math is correct is about 16 years younger than TR. Let's see. 35 - 19 = 16. Yep, which means that T.R. was driving when Mark was born. Cool.

I am okay with age differences, but think about this. You are in the hospital and you are 16 or 17 years old and you see an infant that has just been born, and say, "I'll see you in about 18 years." Kind of sick when you think about it like that.

Anyway, T.R. said yesterday that he was surprised his boyfriend was interested in him, especially given the age difference. Now, under normal circumstances this would probably be true, but T.R. is an actor, on a hit show, makes a decent living to say the least, and so perhaps Mark felt just a little more warm and fuzzy about the whole thing compared to if T.R., had been say a ditch digger.

Gay relationships or straight relationships, money and celebrity talk. I think what T.R. should be surprised about is if the relationship continues after the show and the huge paychecks stop. That to me would be a surprise. Again, as always I could be wrong and they could live a long and happy life together. You just know that Mark is counting down the days until marriage is legal so he can get himself half. Maybe. It could just be love.


Anonymous said...

I have to say, I am a little leery of this relationship myself. Mostly because the younger one is still in college. Lots of things change in those years between 19-25.

TR doesn't really strike me as having the acting chops for other than TV, nor is he attractive enough to be the star of a show. I hope he's saving his money for when Grey's goes kaput.

jlb said...

I thought they looked cute together. The boyfriend looks so young and perky. lol

nate said...

LMAO @ jlb! I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if he was a cheerleader in highschool?

JM said...

>>so perhaps Mark felt just a little
>>more warm and fuzzy about the whole
>>thing compared to if T.R., had been
>>say a ditch digger.

There was an article in the NY Times about how some wealthy men are having to downsize their lifestyle because of the economy and are terrified their wives will leave them. Downsizing doesn't mean becoming poor, but less extravagant. The wives married them expecting a certain lifestyle, a certain image. This is apparently a common scenario in wealthy marriages.

I'm suspicious of celebrity relationships, where both parties are celebrities because it smacks of self promotion. Mark doesn't look like someone who is with TR for the money. I haven't seen pics of him shopping in Beverly Hills, flashing diamond rings or partying drunk in limos with the stars. They never said they were getting married; they've only been dating 6 months.

TR was outed by Isaiah Washington. To his credit, he turned the situation around and has become a figure in the rights movement. TR and Mark make a handsome couple. As for Mark being a gold digger, if marriage were on the horizon, a prenup should allay concerns. However, as the NY Times article makes plain, gold diggers can be rich or poor.

JM said...
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JM said...

I just reread that NY Times article called "It's Not So Easy Being Less Rich". It doesn't say that the wives in wealthy marriages were originally wealthy themselves, but that a drop of the husband's income to the low 7 digits would be enough to initiate divorce. So I guess this is a kind of aristocratic gold digging. :D


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