Mickey Rourke: It’s “not easy” to be faithful to 24-year-old girlfriend

Mickey Rourke and Anastassija Makarenko attend the Iron Man 2 premiere in Los Angeles

I saw this story floating around a few days ago, but this is the first time I actually sat down and read Mickey Rouke’s quotes. My God, this man… I want to like him. And I do like him, sort of. But his attitude is starting to grate on me a little. At times he comes across as the wise truth-teller, the former bad-boy who has learned a lot throughout the years. And then sometimes he just seems like the same old douche. Mickey was asked about his relationship with his girlfriend, who is constantly identified by the wrong name. This Indy Posted piece calls her “Anastasia Makarenko” but her name is actually spelled “Anastassija Malarenko”. Small difference. One is a 40-something artist, and one is a 24-year-old model boning 57-year-old Mickey Rourke. Where Mickey has previously referred to her as “a gift from heaven” he is now lamenting being in a monogamous relationship for the first time in 23 years:

Mickey Rourke is finding it difficult to stay faithful to his young girlfriend.

The 57-year-old actor has been dating Russian model-and-artist Anastasia Makarenko for 10 months. He is completely infatuated with her, but admits it is “not easy” to ignore the temptation of other beautiful women.

Despite his roving eye, Mickey insists he has not cheated on Anastasia, and doesn’t plan to.

“I haven’t f**ked around on her, I haven’t been that way in 23 years so this is new for me and it’s not easy,” Mickey explained. “Sure, I could do something on the side but I’ve got to live with myself. That’s something new for me – being honest in a relationship.”

Mickey was rumoured to have proposed to Anastasia earlier in the year, but he has denied popping the question. He says engagement rumours are “embarrassing” for his young lover because she is such a private person.

“I haven’t asked her to marry me,” he said. “I haven’t thought about it. There was stuff in the paper about me being engaged but that’s just embarrassing for Anna because she is very low-key.

“People that you think are friends can be very cruel, and I don’t have the best reputation in the world so it’s easy for people to say sh*t.”

While marriage is still a long way off, Mickey revealed he would consider having children with Anastasia. He has always vowed not to start a family because he had such a bad childhood, but says things are “different” now.

“I’ve never thought about it. I had a really horrific childhood so I’d never do to a child what happened to me,” he explained to the British edition of OK! magazine. “I would never let another man raise my kid. I’d end up killing a guy if he laid a hand on my kids because I don’t believe in continuing what happened to me. The kid thing has never come into my thoughts because of that fear, but things are different now.”

[From Indy Posted]

At the age of 57, don’t you think Mickey would be able to keep it in his pants with little effort? At some point, for a guy like Mickey, doesn’t it all become “Been there, nailed that”? And she’s 24 years old! It’s not like she thinks Mickey’s 57-year-old d-ck is the end-all, be-all. If he cheated on her, she’d be like “Really? Guess I’ll just hop on someone younger, someone who doesn’t look like roast beef.”

A lighthearted Mickey Rourke jokes around outside BOA in Beverly Hills

Mickey Rourke And His Girlfriend Out With A New Puppy On Robertson Blvd On April 28, 2010 In Los Angeles

Mickey Rourke and Anastassija Makarenko attend the Iron Man 2 premiere in Los Angeles

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  1. canadianchick says:

    Eww, maybe she’s angling for a green card? She kinda looks like Dakota Fanning from some angles. Mickey cheats on Dakota Fanning in 5..4..3..2..1..

    • InsideR says:

      I hope she is getting a monthly allowance! Anastasia, from experience, when you meet a man who u take seriously- btw 30 and 45 that u want to settle down and have kids with- you will be glad u made some money off this old bag. U think he loves u? What if u were 40? He’s got a loooot of insecurities man

  2. JulieNewmar says:

    LOL.. “dick in the end”… Freudian slip Kaiser … hehehe

  3. Team Bethenny says:

    “…someone who doesn’t look like roast beef.”

    Ha! My thoughts exactly, about the cold cuts and the notion that her life would be over if he cheated on her.

    Sorry, but I’m filing this under “No Fool Like an Old Fool.”

  4. gg says:

    “It’s not easy” … when you’re a disgusting old hatchet-faced entitled pig, Mickey. Dumbass.

  5. Shawna says:

    Sounds like he’s just trying to be honest? Not being faithful isn’t necessarily a celebrity thing; I think if any random person who’s not used to monogamy got monogamous, it might be hard.

  6. rraven says:

    At least he’s being honest, and for that I believe him when he says he doesn’t plan on doing it. Just because he is dating a young person it doesn’t change what sounds like many decades of bad habits and a messed up self esteem. He is actually saying, in my opinion, that, “I have been a jerk to women my whole dating life, now I am with someone I really love and I hope to have the maturity to discontinue my jerky tendencies henceforth” which is not bad, yeah 57 is a bit old to be realising this but better late than never right?

  7. AC says:

    There’s nothing wrong with admiting that monogamy isn’t easy… it’s not.

  8. LindyLou says:

    Ugh, he should just be grateful for what he has….his revised career and a smoking hot young girlfriend. Old man douchebaggery at its absolute worst!!

  9. zen says:

    hey, at least he’s honest about it and doesnt talk a bunch of BS like some celebs do.

  10. Shazza says:

    Just remembering what he used to look like…WTF did he do to his face? I saw ‘Iron Man 2′ the other night and I just looked at his face in disbelief. I wonder if she’s seen any of his earlier work before and imagines that face when he leans in for a kiss?

  11. HaphazardStudiousity says:

    This girl looks EXACTLY like (I think)Dakota Fanning will in 8 years…Same nose and forehead and eyes…mind=blown

  12. 1 qt of 1 % says:

    He couldn’t even get a date up until a short time ago when he made his comeback. When he won his awards he only had his dogs to thank and now he had a hard time being faithful? Give me a break!
    Of course this girlfriend wouldn’t have given him the time of day that short time ago when he was down and out either! I guess they are mutually using each other. So . . . . . . you reap what you sew.

  13. ViktoryGin says:

    “…someone who doesn’t look like roastbeef” CTFU, Kaiser!

    I actually don’t have qualms with this interview at all. In fact, it’s actually quite refreshing that he’s being honest with himself and to those around him rather than trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes. It can be hard to hear, but I genuinely respect his candidness. Really would you prefer Tiger Woods or Jesse James? Give me the douchebag who tells the truth, really. At least you know where you stand. Plus, I’m not f*cking him, so…..

  14. Ann says:

    There must be a lot of women with low self esteem out there.

    There’s no way I would go near that creep. AND he’s not good looking.

  15. anonymous says:

    she’s 28 years old not 24

  16. I should be working says:

    Wow, I was going to say she looks a bit long in the tooth to be 24… she’s a cutie though…

  17. Dawn says:

    Kaiser! You’re wrong for the roast beef joke!

    Ewwww! That 24 year old woman must have a strong stomach to do Mickey.

  18. Scout says:

    @ AC, simply and well-stated! It is not always easy for everyone and harder on some than others – but in my opinion, the pay offs to stay true are huge!

  19. MsTriste says:

    It seems men fall into two categories – cheaters or monogamists. Cheaters will always cheat and can’t change. He’s 57 and never been monogamous, and *Wow* he hasn’t cheated in 10 whole months. Let’s see how long that lasts.

  20. Bee says:

    Mickey Rourke was such a sexy beast in 9 1/2 weeks. It’s so sad to see what a couple of rounds in the ring and on the operating table can do to someone. He should be thanking his lucky stars that a sighted person would have anything to do with him now. Wake up Mickey, your days of seducing women with cough syrup are over.

  21. Linda says:

    I’m going with douche

  22. Kevin says:

    As Chris Rock once said, “You are only as faithful as your options.”

  23. Sns02215 says:

    Man, this dude got FUGLY! He should be thanking his lucky stars that SHE is not cheating on HIM, not the other way around!

    Seriously. Dude’s a f*n tool!

  24. Persistent Cat says:

    I’m not applauding his honesty. You’re not supposed to cheat. If it’s hard not to, don’t be in a relationship.

    And to have a child at 57 is just extremely selfish.

  25. Eden says:

    If a person makes the choice for monogamy there has to be the desire to be faithful not based on how beautiful and wonderful and attentive the partner is but because someone wants to explore what it means to be honest on that level to oneself and to another person.
    It does take deep work I agree with AC…
    Mickey saying that he couldn’t live with himself if he cheated seems to point in that direction.
    He deserves some peace in his life, he’s been through a lot.

  26. cara says:

    this guy is a douche bag plain and simple..he need so go back under his rock and die

  27. Gaga for Gaga says:

    Ms. Triste: “It seems men fall into two categories – cheaters or monogamists.”

    Um, duh? Aside from a vow of celibacy, everybody falls in either one or the other.

    No, actually, there is a 3rd, people who are dating and aren’t committed, therefore, they are neither monogamous nor cheating.

    Anyway, I like roast beef, and it looks a helluva lot better than Mickey. Ewww. Actually, I wonder how long SHE’LL stick around. She’s just as likely to step out on him as he is on her. Whatever, it’s their thang, not mine.

  28. glowkey says:

    Kaiser, that roast beef comment has me in tears. Funniest thing I’ve read in months!!

  29. Patricia says:

    I love how people make judgments about people they have no knowledge of. And if people aren’t given credit for changing, then I guess there is no reason for anyone, of any age, to ever make any changes in their lives.

  30. freckles says:

    “Really? Guess I’ll just hop on someone younger, someone who doesn’t look like roast beef”

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! This situation creeps me out just about as much as the one with the British director and her 19 year old son.. err fiance. But at least this chick is 28 and presumably knows what she’s doing.

  31. Alexis says:

    Ain’t it sad that it IS easy for somebody like that to find some tail?

  32. Aussie Mama says:

    hot, hot, hot, hot, love dirty mickey rourke, he rocks!

  33. Tania says:

    Mickey …

    She’s gorgeous! Don’t blow it! Make babies with her …

    Love, Tania

    ps. U were GREAT in IRON MAN 2! xoxox

  34. Dannii says:

    whether or not people are giving his credit for being honest what a lot of people are annoyed about is that hes making out shes lucky to be with him when its the other way round. believe me the world is strange, there are a lot of guys who think they are gods gift and look like ugly stumps and there are georgeous women who have terrible self esteem (not surprising seeing the pressure we’re put under), i mean take model Naomi Lenoir (i think its spelt?) who tried to kill herself over her ex (allegedly) who was scum. world is totally not fair

  35. Mistral says:

    Pretty girl with bad style. She looks best more “natural”. That said, she is the stereotypical Russian/Eastern European girl—fame/gold-digging.

  36. Slymm27 says:

    What is so nice about being faithfull? Boring! Boring! Boring!. If i were him i wouldn’t be.

  37. coucou says:

    Slymm27 – don’t worry babe, with a comment like that, no one’s gonna be beggin’ you to be faithful to them. I’m sure you don’t have babes like her banging your door down demanding fidelity, or banging you for that matter.

    Anyway, when you’re in love, cheating ceases to lose interest. If you’re not in love, there’s always the promise of the next great boink around the corner. Both can be fun. It’s not really an either/or.

    It depends on where you think your sexiest organ is, between your legs, or between your ears.

    Myself, I like a man with a nice, big brain, who knows how to use it. Size does matter. You guys who think with your other head? Well, you better be good in bed at least, cuz that’s all you apparently have to offer. And aint NOTHING more boring, boring, boring than that my friend.

  38. kimberly mohar says:

    Micky needs an older woeman one respcts him and be good to him

  39. kimberly says:

    Whoops my spelling