"My friends and family were very supportive of us, they warmed to him quite quickly.We were in the same circle of friends, so they were all very happy for us." While other couples are given the benefit of the doubt, and any problems they might face are assumed to be the cause of extenuating circumstances, if you're in a relationship with an age gap that courtesy isn't extended to you.When out in public, Carpenter says she proudly flaunts their one-year relationship, holding hands and kissing her handsome beau, despite often being mistaken for his mother.Carpenter, who runs an animal sanctuary, first started speaking to her future boyfriend online and says she was immediately drawn to his mature profile, which stated he was looking for 'the one - not a sugar momma.'After meeting, she was quickly swept off her feet - and loved how romantic Eric is.Star of the "Underworld" movie series, Kate Beckinsale has started dating actor-comedian Matt Rife, as reported by Entertainment Tonight (ET).The English actress was spotted kissing Rife, who is 22 years younger to her, in Los Angeles, California, U.
Not as you being a 30 year old and a 50 year old." "When we were together of course I thought about what would happen as he got older," says Amelia, "I think we both tended to ignore it and pretend it wasn't going to happen.They are one of several Hollywood romances that features an age gap spanning generations and the difference in maturity has sparked enormous interest from the British public.But why do age gap romances continue to be such a source of fascination, given that they have been happening for centuries?Friends and family ask a lot of questions about our sex life and I'm keen to dispel the rumours, me and Jill are very sexually active.'I wish the stigma would end around that.'The couple say they have mixed responses from the public; some people mistake them as mother and son, others congratulate their age-gap relationship. "People seemed to feel they had the right to comment on our relationship simply because of the age gap." On the other hand, Sarah Bannister, who has been married for 11 years, has never felt the age gap in her relationship - 15 years - has been an issue: "I'd always liked older men, and there was a 17 year age gap between my parents so it was normal to me.