Amber Tamblyn (29) married David Cross (48) over the weekend

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross got together in 2008, by most accounts. At the time, Amber was 24 years old and David was 44. Now she’s 29 years old and he’s 48. And they just got married. This is surprisingly NOT sudden. They announced their engagement back in August of last year, and less than a year ago, CB wrote about David and Amber claiming that their wedding was going to happen “soon”. So… they actually did this the old-fashioned way. They dated for about three years, they were engaged for a little more than a year, and they had a nice wedding. So why does it not feel very traditional? Why does it feel slightly weird? Oh, right. The age difference.

Another Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star is off the market! Actress Amber Tamblyn, 29, married actor David Cross, 48, on Saturday, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. Filmmaker/director Lance Bangs shared an Instagram photo of the newlyweds dancing at their ceremony on Saturday.

“Yo La Tengo playing Superchunk, Mission of Burma, and Pixies covers at David and Amber’s wedding,” Bangs, 40, captioned his shot. In the photo, Tamblyn wraps her arms around her husband while slow dancing.

The longtime couple confirmed their engagement to Us in August 2011. This is the first marriage for both Tamblyn and the Arrested Development actor.

Tambyln recently celebrated Blake Lively’s wedding with Sisterhood costars America Ferrera, 28 and Alexis Bledel, 30.

The friends traveled to Boone Hall Plantation & Garden in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina on Sept. 9 to watch Lively, 25, tie the knot to Ryan Reynolds, 35.

[From Us Weekly]

When they first announced their engagement, my first reaction was “…Him?” I always thought David Cross was gay, and I thought his relationship with Amber was some kind of hipster thing where he was, like, too avant-garde to actually, like, be in a relationship with, like, a dude. But apparently it was the real thing all along. And now they are happily wed. Congrats!

PS… I hope David doesn’t get a huge storyline in the return of Arrested Development. Tobias Funke was my least favorite character. Actually, I loved everybody BUT Tobias.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Happy B'day Matt Damon says:

    This has given middle aged men everywhere a lot of hope.

    • Sharon says:

      Why is it always SO WEIRD? (the age difference). I get the whole Courtney Stodden child-molester thing but what’s wrong with a grown ass man marrying a grown as woman? I’m 30 and my partner of 4 years is 50. Big freaking deal. We deal with the age thing just fine so why can’t everyone else?

  2. SaftD says:

    I love Tobias!

  3. Hubbahun says:

    She’s gorgeous and he’s cute (and I wish they’d bring back The Unusuals cos I freaking loved that show! Mucho Renner too) 😀 Congratulations to the happy couple!

  4. Sarah says:

    but – but – he’s an analyst and a therapist! That makes him one of the world’s first anal – rapists!

  5. Lady_Luck says:

    Ok, I do admit, this sort of age difference freaks me out a bit. It smacks of ‘absent daddy’ issues on amber’s part. His beard is gross.

    • DEPO says:

      Except that Amber’s father (Russ Tamblyn of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and West Side Story) has always been very present in her life — they are very close.

    • MaiGirl says:

      Agree, and I think it’s kind of telling that all the music at the wedding was from his generation, not hers.

    • Gracie says:

      That is bull! Not every girl who falls in love with an older man has “daddy issues”. Just stop with your armchair psychiatry, it’s dated, and you clearly aren’t qualified to speak on someone else’s mental state.

      • Miss Bennett says:

        Thank you Gracie. Completely ridiculous. Next they’ll be saying that he forced her to marry him because an older man can pressure and manipulate a younger woman into doing things she doesn’t want to do. Poor dear she needs to go to the authorities! Amber is an adult who has married another adult. Age is just a number my dears.

    • zenb!tch says:

      One of my friends married “daddy”. The old dude looked so much like her dad that her younger sister was repulsed. It didn’t end well.

      There is more than one kind of daddy issues. I would never marry an older man due to mine.

  6. Shitler says:

    Who are they again?

    • V4Real says:

      She started on a soap and was in the movie Sisterhood of the Traveling pants and I know him from the Alvin and the chipmunk movies. I had no clue they were dating.

      Anyways congrats to them.

  7. Brown says:

    Isn’t he the one who admitted to snorting coke at the White House a few seats down from Obama? I’m trying to remember the details. I think it was him. Classy dude

    • Birdie says:

      Yes, it was him and he is quite proud of it, too. He said he was only sorry for Amber, because it was embarrassing for her and they wouldn’t invite her again. Disgusting.

    • j.eyre says:

      oh… I was OK with this story up until this comment. Really? Rats…

  8. Emma says:

    So I was a bit surprised she is 29…
    Then I looked up the ages of the other Travelling pants girls.. one is 28 and the other is 31. Oh.. plus Blake “I’m 25” Lively…

    Also… Lucy Hale who is 23 played the Gilmore Girls’ character’s little sister… but looked way younger than the main girls… Yet all the main girls looked the same age…. but Blake was supposedly 3-6 years younger than them all?

    This ain’t adding up!!!!!!!!

    • Duckie says:

      This isn’t exactly a post about Blake so why are you bringing her and her age up? It has nothing to do with Amber Tamblyn getting married.

      And also it kind of does add up, she’s only a few years younger than them, not a decade.

      • mercy says:

        Not to mention it’s very easy to verify where she went to school. She was active in student government, clubs, choir, etc. and her prom coincided with the opening of the Sisterhood movie so one of the entertainment shows covered it.

    • V4Real says:

      @Emma I really don’t have anymore to say but I just love it when my girls can sneak a Blake insult into any story. LOL

  9. SmokeyBlues says:

    I loooove Tobias!!!!!

  10. Michele says:

    Love his Tobias on Arrested Development. I didn’t even know these two were dating let alone married! That’s a huge age difference even for Hollywood standards.

  11. Lisa says:

    I loved Tobias the Nevernude, the analrapist, the wannabee blue man. Yes, there is a big age difference but so what? They’ve obviously had a few years to think about this. Good for them!

  12. Jayna says:

    The age difference doesn’t freak me out. Kevin Costner at 48 was so hot. But this guy is so just middled-aged looking, like he could be her dad. I don’t get the attraction at her age. But they’ve been together long enough for it to be real love, so congrats.

    • Veruca says:

      (I’ve said this before, so sorry to repeat myself, but it applies.)

      Both of my parents re-married much younger people (age differences similar to David & Amber) and they’ve been with their spouses for 25 & 35 years. Not only did the relationships last, they’re still really healthy.

      I can’t see myself dating someone that much younger, but I’ve also seen that those numbers don’t mean shit if you really love each other.

      Good luck to them! Chicken Pot Pie!

  13. Cathy says:

    As long as they’re happy thats what matters. Hope they have a long and happy marriage.

  14. Seagulls says:

    Ick. Luckily for them, Courtney Stodden and that X-Files monster she married almost give these two an aura of comparative respectability.

    Tobias as a character was fine, but I find David Cross so disgusting that he kind of ruined Tobias (“You blowhard!”).

  15. serena says:

    Eew, gross. He could be her father. This is just so not right in many ways..

    • Emma says:

      Honestly, the argument “he could be her father” is the crappiest argument in the history of crappy arguments. He’s not her father and unless he spent time with her mom ages ago, he literally couldn’t be her father. I hate when people say relationships with a large age difference are gross, because they’re not. Fine if you wouldn’t be in a relationship with someone that much older than you, but you really have no reason to judge them and say their relationship is “gross” and “not right” on the only basis that he’s older. If they’re both of legal age, then there’s nothing wrong with it.

      • Ashley says:

        Except for the fact that he looks almost exactly like her father. That, coupled with the age difference, is more than a little creepy.

    • Miss Bennett says:

      No. It is not gross. He is not her father. She is almost 30 years old, mature enough to know her own mind. He is funny, intelligent, talented and for all you know, fantastic in bed. Just because you don’t find him attractive doesn’t mean that someone else won’t. Be happy for them, they have found love. Only shallow people judge others by their age or appearance.

  16. francesca1 says:

    Todd Margaret!

  17. lucy2 says:

    They should have had Dr. Funke’s 100 Percent Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution play the wedding instead. “There’s no I in Teamocil…at least not where you’d think…”

    That is a big age difference, but they’ve been together a long time and are happy, so it’s working for them.

    How could anyone not love Tobias?!

  18. carrie says:

    congrats! i hope the kids will be as beautiful as her

  19. Ruby Red Lips says:

    They look really suited’ i.e. similar features like many married couples.

    I just cant quite believe Amber is 29!! How did that happen?!?!?

  20. Hakura says:

    Man, did this guy hit the Jackpot, or what? He should be thanking his lucky stars such a gorgeous woman gave him a chance. But funny guys do tend to get the girls, no matter how old. Their ages don’t bother me, & I wish them the best!

    It’s great to see people marrying that took their time dating before jumping into it. It lessens the chance they’ll have to be like other celebrities, & play ‘musical marriages’.

  21. jzhz says:

    I am so confused. When an older woman is with a younger man, it seems as though she’s accused of “stealing his youth,” or it is called inappropriate and unfair. This guy, who does not now nor has he ever looked as good as a Sharon Stone, is pat on the back for marrying a woman who was 24 to his 44 when they met?!? I don’t understand. This age difference bothers me. He may have hit the jackpot, but she certainly does not seem to have done so.

    • Emma says:

      I partially agree but I think that the age difference between a couple, whether he is older or she is older, shouldn’t be something that people should be bothered by. It seems quite hypocritical of you to say that you’re bothered by the age difference between these two while (it seems) you’re trying to make a point that it shouldn’t bother people when the woman is older. Or maybe you’re trying to say that a large age difference is always icky?

      • Lady_Luck says:

        Emma why exactly are YOU so wound up by other people who get wound up about the age difference? Fact of the matter is, he IS old enough to be her father, and sure they might be happy, but alot of people cannot help get grossed out by that, because they associate with paedophiliac tendencies or some messed up parent/child relationship fuelled on by absent daddy issues.

      • Lady_Luck says:

        I don’t even know who she is, but she was obviously missing her daddy.

      • Veruca says:

        *** See above post. Thank you. ***

        And, as a witness to the events related to the above post, I assure you there were no ‘daddy issues’ going on. If anything, my father was the one who needed to grow up. She made him want to.

        He happily admits that today. (35 years later.)

    • zenb!tch says:

      Let’s get to the point. Someone said Kevin Costner was hot at 48. So was Clint Eastwood and so was Harrison Ford (the earring was for his 55th b-day) and while I am not his biggest fan, isn’t Brad Pitt 48? I’m 43 and I wouldn’t look twice at this guy… he looks like he could be *my* dad. He is not attractive and most importantly he is not making an effort to be. That beard looks dirty and unkept. He looks dirtier than Johnny Depp.

      To add insult to injury people who know who this person is seem to imply he is not a nice person and a bit of an ass. He also bears a resemblance to a less attractive version of Mr. Tamlyn.

      So pardon me if I find this kind of gross.

  22. Jenna says:

    Actually, the age difference isn’t what make me go ‘ick’ about this couple…I think that’s all him. Bleh.

  23. Blue says:

    He rubs me the wrong way. I feel like I would want to slug him if I were ever forced to be in the same room as him for more than a minute.

  24. Molly says:

    Anyone commenting on him being ugly is ridiculous. He is a comic genius, and his Tobias is perfection. At this point, anyone who has not watched Arrested Development I find downright irritating.

  25. Mira says:

    Love, love Tobias the Never Nude Blue Man.

  26. Amandahugandkiss says:

    Age difference? It isn’t astronomical or inappropriate.

    We forty-somethings don’t walk around with canes, gumming our food.

  27. jc126 says:

    I love David Cross; he’s a riot. Loved him ever since Mr. Show with Bob and David. Congrats to them.

  28. Boo says:

    Amber Funke!

  29. Lisa says:

    Bleh. I find this rather gross, and I don’t care for her or her acting. She was absolutely awful on House. I was so glad when they got rid of her character.

  30. Andrea says:

    I am not bothered by the age difference. I dated a 36 year old when I was 25. It was some of the best sex I ever had. He had issues though since his ex wife cheated on him that bothered me (he wanted me to be more like a tomboy so men wouldn’t be a threat to him) and thus we broke up. But I’d love to date an older guy again.

  31. Barbara says:

    Every time I see her face or even her name I think of her dad…apparently he made a big impression on me yrs ago. 🙂

  32. mercy says:

    It must be love? He’s a very lucky guy. I’ll try to forget the age diff (and his White House coke incident) long enough to say ‘Congrats!’ and wish them a long, happy life tothether.

  33. Ann says:

    That’s not gonna be fun when she’s 49 and he’s 69. But, they’re not gonna be married by then.

  34. normades says:

    Oddly, the age diff doesn’t bother me here. They seem to have the same sense of humur as evidenced by the Amber Rose joke…very funny:

  35. Amy says:

    I liked the character Tobias all right on AD, but I CANNOT STAND David Cross!

  36. kibbles says:

    I’m not freaked out about the age difference as much as his beard. The guy is weird. If she had married a handsome well-kept middle-aged man, I doubt most of us would have a problem with it.

  37. Peachy says:


  38. bigorexia says:

    I don’t see why the age difference should be a problem. I met my last boyfriend when I was 25 and he was 41 and it was the best relationship I ever had.

  39. Adrien says:

    David’s former non-showbiz gf was hot. I don’t really like David’s tv and movie characters. Tobias Funke was hit-miss for me, Mr. Show too but he’s a damn got stand-up comic. I can see the attraction, he’s a smart and funny stand-up guy.

  40. B says:

    Whatever, I love David Cross. He’s brilliantly hilarious from Mr. Show to Arrested Development and everything in between. Tobias is definitely my favorite character on AD and I’m hoping for lots of him in the new episodes.