Friday, February 06, 2009

The Engagement Is Not The Issue


Yesterday afternoon Star reported that Fast And The Furious and not much else actor Paul Walker was engaged to his teenage girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell. Well, US Weekly immediately got on the offensive which basically meant they fielded a call from Paul's people who said the couple was not engaged and US Magazine was indignant that Star was wrong and US was right.

Hey, kids, stop arguing. What the hell does it matter if 35 year old Paul Walker is engaged to his 19 year old girlfriend or are still dating? Who cares. The story is the fact that they have been dating 3 years. Yes, the pair got together when Paul was 32, she was 16 and Paul's daughter was 6. Creepy isn't it? I wonder if that is how they met? I wonder if Paul is looking for someone else now that she has reached the age of consent or if he is ok with her until she starts drinking. I'm not sure exactly what a 32 year old sometime movie star sees in a 16 year old girl, but, perhaps he thinks she will be a great step mom to his daughter or they can have sleepovers and invite their friends over and do each other's hair and talk about boys. Or middle aged men.

Do you think Paul lived in fear everyday that her parents would turn him in? If you were her parent would you let your 16 year old daughter go out with a 32 year old man who had a 6 year old daughter at the time? It's creepy isn't it? Now, I do remember Paul being Mormon so maybe it is an arranged thing or something like that. Wait until they start doing the promotional stuff for the new Fast & Furious movie. Wow, he is going to get some uncomfortable questions. Between his teenage girlfriend and the legal troubles of Michelle Rodriguez, it is going to be a lot of work for the publicists.

20 comments:

Ror said...

He's just consolidating.

Girlfrined/Stepmom/Babysitter/Playmate for kid/designated driver/And someone to explain whacky new technology. Like internets and poloroid phones.

amster said...

I am pretty sure if I had a 16 yr old daughter I wouldn't want her to date a 32 yr old. She would be what, junior in highschool. That is kind of perverted to me. I probably would have him arrested.

Molly said...

did he take her to prom?

West End Girl said...

I can't really comment as my younger sister started going out with her b/f when she was 17 and he was 30. Admittedly, it's still working but ewwwww to both situations.

Mika said...

I thought he was in his 20s... damn

Rebecca said...

And being Mormon means that he would be attracted to 16 year olds?

Really?

You want to think about that?

Mormon=child molester?

I don't think any Mormon male I have ever known has dated an underage female.

Molly said...

I can't really comment as my younger sister started going out with her b/f when she was 17 and he was 30.


oh sure ya can!

West End Girl said...

Haha Molly, don't tempt me else I'll be here all evening.

not on my dollar said...

It doesn't sound like the girl's parents have a problem with this relationship.

They're obviously approving it as they wouldn't be together for three years.

nancer said...

her parents could have had his ass put in jail for this, and a lot of parents would have done just that.
but that is a very good question: other than sex, what could a 32 year old MAN possibly have in common with a 16 year old GIRL?

Sylvia said...

maybe they like playing checkers hahahaha.

Lynne said...

When I was 16, I dated a 26-year-old man for about 6 months. My parents knew about it and everything. I think he pretty much went around with his fingers in his ears singing "la-la-la-la-la" when the subject of our age difference came up.

I wasn't a junior in high school, though. I had already been in college for almost a year. Really. I started early.

Jeez, he was a fun, flaky guy. Memories.

libby said...

Rebecca, it happens. One of the most beautiful, brilliant girls from my high school class was 'arranged' into a marriage with one of her father's friends, a guy in his 40's.

She should have gone to college, but completely went along with it, without any outward reservation whatsoever. Like it was her duty.

He was VERY unattractive. And overweight.

Not all Mormons are interested in young women, of course, but arrangements are made sometimes to marry off daughters at breedin' time. There's trash in every religion, and in the atheists too.

*girl said...

USA Today had an interview with Paul around the time that he started dating her (after his his 32 birthday) and this is what he said:

"I'm not the kind of guy who's taking advantage of my position. I could be sleeping with a different 18-year-old girl every day if I wanted to. But that's not my speed."

Instead, he's just going to sleep with the same 16 year old. Awesome plan.

SFG said...

People remember, this is Hollywood. Unfortunately the gold diggers are running a rampant. Starting with this girl's parents and followed by Billy Ray and his kowtowing to Miley.

Grace said...

My mom was 20 when she married my dad who was 34 at the time. Elizabeth Taylor got married at 17.

So what??

Lorena said...

i don't agree with him dating a minor. but as for the age difference issue, my parents are 20 yrs apart. so what?

Local Tourist said...

This situation sounds like a blind item...

stiffkittens said...

I don't think its the age gap that has most people worked up - its her immaturity. The girl had barely hit puberty for crists sake.

There is a big difference mentally between the ages of 16 and 20 - the latter obviously being more prepared for long term commitment/adult relations than the former.

He could have (and still can be ?) charged for child molestation without the girl's parents having a say in it. And yes, religions that have arranged marriages are more likely to have old men marrying teenagers than say Christianity. Mormons are as much cult members as Scienos are (as any religion is if we are being honest). Their beliefs are batshit crazy, and money/power rules over legal technicalities.

Just google mormon underage marriages

Its shocking they get away with that type of thing.

Heather Matthews said...

let me guess...her parents are fine with it because he has money...