Steven Bauer, 57, dating 18-year-old Tea Party Youth activist Lyda Loudon


Actor Steven Bauer used to be a big deal. He had a big part in Scarface and at one point (in the ‘80s), he seemed poised to break out in a big way. I actually asked my mom if she knew what happened to him and she said “Something about drugs, I think.” Mom-gossip! But, I have to admit, he really never disappeared. I’m looking through his IMDB page and he’s worked consistently in many, many film and TV projects for decades now. Anyway, he’s 57 years old. And his new girlfriend is 18 years old. Not only that, she’s a some kind of Tea Party activist or something. Oh… this is just bizarre.

Age ain’t nothing but a number! Ray Donovan star Steven Bauer, 57, is dating 18-year-old Lyda Loudon, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

The pair stepped out together at the Magic In The Moonlight premiere hosted by Sabra at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood on Monday, July 21. According to her Twitter, Loudon is an “art-time nightmare-inspirer, journalist, host of Sarcasm Overdose, ceo, full-time wildchild, [and an] unsalvageable degenerate film/music/cigar/espresso addict.”

“Magic in the Moonlight premiere one of the best I’ve ever seen,” the brunette teen tweeted from the event, “melted my nonexistent heart that’s how good it was. release date is july 25th & it’s good for the whole family go see it.”

The self-described “wildchild” has also had her hand in charity since the age of 14. According to, Loudon founded “Tea Party Youth, the only youth-founded, youth-owned and youth-controlled movement exclusively dedicated to the Tea Party’s future.”

Bauer, who is best known for his role as Manny Ribera in Scarface, was previously married to Melanie Griffith. The two divorced in 1987; together they have a 28-year-old son named Alexander.

[From Us Weekly]

We don’t have the photos of Lyda with Bauer at the premiere, but you can see one at Us Weekly. I did grab some photos of Lyda from Twitter, one of Lyda with a huge gun and one of Lyda with Louie Gohmert. Yes, THAT Louie Gohmert. So… nothing to see here? It’s just a 57-year-old actor with a teenaged, gun-toting wingnut, right? Absolutely nothing to get worked up over.



Photos courtesy of Twitter, WENN.

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  1. Frida_K says:

    Well, maybe the teenager and little Miss Duggar can become friends. They both love guns!

    And Steve Bauer is pathetic. Something is just WRONG with a 57-year-old man who could even think about fooling around with an teenager.

    I wonder what his son thinks? Twenty-eight himself . . . I wonder if he would date an eighteen year old.

    • Petee says:

      agreed.He is with a girl,not a woman.It is just not right.

    • Peanut says:

      His SON is too old for her. Let alone himself. Yuck.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      As a 57 year old, I find this just disgusting. Yuck.

      • Frida_K says:

        Good names, I’m in my forties and I find this disgusting too.

        I was out for a walk last week and a group of young 20-ish people were outside a house loading up the SUV for a trip to somewhere fun. One of the young guys looked at me, brightened, and said, “Hey, you look like you could use a jello shot!” I smiled and said no thank you and went along my way.

        My thought: “well, it’s nice that I can still catch the young guys’ eyes . . . it’s a nice compliment.” And that’s all. I would never have stopped for a jello shot and I most certainly would not have hung out and tried to act cool with the youngsters. I just see nothing of interest in some young man who is young enough to be my kid.

        I really do not understand the kind of man (or woman) who thinks it’s ok to rob the nursery in this fashion. Even if one can, it doesn’t mean one should.

        This is totally, utterly disgusting.

  2. Laura says:

    Eeeewwww. :-/ Ew. Ew. Ew.

  3. Petee says:

    I always wondered what happened to him.I heard it was drugs also.

  4. joy says:

    Again, as a responsible gun owner, I despise people who pose like this. It’s not a toy.

    • wolfpup says:


    • Kimble says:

      She thinks she’s cute and is appealing to her target demographic … teenage/early twenty rednecks who didn’t finish high school!

      I can’t be the only one who eyerolled at her self description – little girl trying SO HARD to be a grownup!

    • Ginger says:

      Precisely, thank you!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I also hate the kind of “sexy” pose that she and the Duggar girl attempt, as if girls with guns is super sexy. I would never have a gun, but there are many responsible gun owners. My father had hunting rifles in a locked cabinet that we were forbidden to go near for any reason on pain of death. We were not allowed to point even toy guns at another person. You’re right, joy, guns should never be treated this lightly, as if they are toys. Ugh.

    • SamiHami says:

      Completely agree!

      And Bauer is such a creeper. That’s just disgusting. I had no idea he was a perv.

  5. GeeMoney says:

    EW. That’s all.

  6. Ostone says:


  7. Anon33 says:

    This is beyond creepy. She doesn’t even…I mean not that it matters but she doesn’t even look very mature. At all. Like I would have guessed she was 15….and that’s just wrong.

    • bettyrose says:

      No it totally matters. You look at pictures of 19 year old Lauren Bacall when she married 45 year old Humphrey Bogart, and she looks like a sophisticated woman – she wasn’t, not yet, and I’m not saying that was okay, but there was an illusion of sophistication and worldliness about her, whereas this young woman looks like a little girl, meaning one’s natural inclination should be to protect her, not sleep with her. The degree of pervy-ness here is extreme.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Really good comment. I’ve never looked at it like that before, but you make a really interesting point with that comparison.

    • Becky1 says:

      I know. She looks like a kid. It’s disgusting. He couldn’t have dated someone who’s at least in their mid-twenties? He had to go for a teenager? Gross. He has some serious issues.

    • delorb says:

      I don’t know. She looks like she’s been around the block a few times. And if she’s spending any time in Washington, she’s probably spent a lot of time around Washington, if you know what I mean.

  8. Kiddo says:

    Never heard of him, wish I never did. I don’t remember him in any old films.

    • Mike says:

      You have got to see Scarface at least once. It was EPIC!!!! 80s excess and cocain exposed in one movie

      • Tippy says:

        Much of which was predicated on the Cuban Mariel Boatlift when Castro emptied out their prisons and insane asylums and sent them all to Florida.

      • Godwina says:

        I’ve seen Scarface and love it, but I can’t for the life of me remember this guy in it. He may have been eaten by the HOO-ahhh.

      • Kiddo says:

        @Godwina, Now that is hilarious.

  9. blue marie says:

    57 & 18? That is beyond gross.

    • Lori says:

      Doug and Courtney 2.0

      • JWQ says:

        Well, no… this girl doesn’ t need her parents to give permission to get married! Stodden did!

        Still creepy as all Hell, though!

      • blissy says:

        At least stodden looked 45…

      • Brittney B says:

        Yes! When I saw “57-year-old actor”, that’s all I could think. I even searched the page for Courtney’s name because I was SURE someone else agreed… surprised that you’re the only one so far! This seems like a PR move, but then again… people are horrible.

  10. snowflake says:

    eww so creepy, even more so because she looks younger than 18. but no worries, i’m sure he’s with her for her brain and personality, they prob have lots in common. *sarcasm*

  11. MG says:

    My step-dad’s niece dated him around the time he did Traffic. She’s 20 years younger than him. I don’t know much about their relationship but I know that she had a major drug problem during and after their relationship.

    • Petee says:

      I guess he has a pattern.Sorry about your niece.I heard he was a big addict.After all he was married to Melanie Griffith at her worst.

  12. Bess says:

    Absolutely repulsive. Hopefully, this will cause him to be blackballed by the film industry..

  13. als says:

    Considering that they attended the premiere of Magic in the Moonlight, I’d say this couple sounds about right and I bet they actually inspired Woody Allen to write a new love story.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Yah the raves for Woody Allen seem rather contrived. Why on earth would they “step out” at MOONLIGHT? Yet ANOTHER movie about an old man and a young chick. Woody is a sick puppy and so is this guy. The girl seems extremely young – juvenile, even – and only too happy to have old men put her in the spotlight. She can either grow a brain or be someone’s toy forever. Ugh.

  14. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Oh man, this will ruin his Ray Donovan character for me.

  15. Ellie66 says:

    He was in a episode of Law & Order SVU (who hasnt been on that show) and he played a guy who was trying to date a really young girl online, he used a pic from the 80s to meet her and got all weepie about him being old. Great episode! He was really cute when he was young.

  16. Lilacflowers says:

    Ah, family values!

  17. Jordan says:

    Yuck! He could be her GRANDFATHER!

    • wolfpup says:

      My first thought was that he looked old enough to be her grandfather – oh, wait – he could be her grandfather, and neither of them are able to maintain appropriate boundaries. Wildchild girls are acting out at some point. And there is only “dirty old man” left to tag him with – real men are able to handle women their own age, and have seen enough naked women, that they don’t need little girls to peep on. They prosecute teachers for these kind of relationships, and she is just a year older than that. He makes me laugh with scorn.

  18. cr says:

    I normally try to not get worked up over age differences, but he is literally old enough to be her grandfather. That’s way into gross-out territory.

    • Faith says:

      Love is love and I like to think age doesn’t matter, I am in an age gap relationship but yeahhh no this is wrong.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Love is love is the excuse people always use, loving someone does not make everything okay or acceptable. Sure the heart wants what the heart wants but the old brain must also have some say in the matter.

  19. JessSaysNo says:

    What a nasty creep.

  20. Skins says:

    She must be a big Scarface fan

  21. Talie says:

    Yeah, he had the look to be a big, big star — something happened! He looks bloated now.

  22. JudyK says:


  23. Meow Mix says:

    I think the most offensive thing about all this is that she is wearing ‘crocs’ in one of the photos.

  24. Mike says:

    I have nothing nice to say about either of these two so I will just keep my mouth shut.

  25. kri says:

    Another bloated, greasy gag-inducing actor (hi, Leo banging a barely legal crazy teen. They seem well-matched. SO grossed out today.

  26. Ag says:

    Where are this girl’s parents and friends to slap her upside the head? And what is this gross old man doing? Not enough bleach in the world.

    • FingerBinger says:

      She’s an adult she can do what she wants. If her parents and/or friends oppose the relationship all it will do is push them closer together. Hopefully it’s just a fling and the relationship will run it’s course.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        She’s quite obviously an adult in years only, her comments and behavior are childish and immature.

  27. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Born after Jessa, this is the duggar who managed to escape – her name used to be Jane.

    • ichabod crane says:

      The Louden family is from the same piece of cloth as the Duggars….but not as nice. They are Tea Party Evangelicals. If you look up Wife Swap….you will find an episode where this girls’ mom (Gina Louden) get’s switched with a normal liberal mom. The Louden father…total control freak…is horrible. He says that their house has been invaded by dark forces. What a loser freak.

  28. Palermo says:

    Men who have to be with children have never grown up.

  29. Legal Annie says:

    I guess when your mom is Dr. Gina Loudon (tea party loon), it makes perfect sense to date your father.

  30. lucy2 says:

    Wow, that is just GROSS. She looks about 14. There is something seriously wrong with both of them, and her family if they think this is OK.
    And how exactly is founding a political youth group considered “charity”?

  31. Allie says:

    I loved him in Breaking Bad. He was so good.

  32. OhDear says:

    O_o Even his son is too old for her. It’s not the age difference per se, it’s the fact that she’s barely an adult.

    In the picture of her with the gun, someone should have told the photographer about the mirror (where you can see him taking her picture).

  33. bettyrose says:

    I realize no actual laws are being broken here – other than the societal codes that dictate human decency – but doesn’t the Tea Party promote some mythical sense of the “normal family” that they expect us all to magically conform to? Where there hell are her outraged parents?

  34. Dame Snarkweek says:

    This gives me a soul headache.when I was 18 I agreed to “date” my journalism mentor over the phone. Mind you, I was 18 going on 12 (strict, uber religious upbringing) and he was 39 and living with his parents. He was a giant in the CCM world and gave me advice and invaluable contacts/inroads so I thought he was some kind of god. After a week I “broke up” with him because hiding the whole thing from my mother was making me literally, physically ill. For years afterwards I felt complete disgust at what I was too naive/awestruck to realize at the time – that guy was a pig of a human being. I am so thankful that we lived thousands of miles apart and I stood little chance of actually meeting him in person.

    A 20 year age difference is workable in many circumstances but not when the younger partner is not mature enough to know what he/she is really doing. Or not when the younger partner still lovingly arranges her Strawberry Shortcake mini on her handmade quilt every night before bed *cough*

    • wolfpup says:

      Agree wholeheartedly Dame – she’s not mature enough to know what she’s doing. I would sock a man who attempted to date my young daughter! I would lay (figuratively) into a man my age, and I would humiliate him, for trying to seduce a (newly) young woman, *because I could*. Where are her parents?! He has nothing to offer her, except a life insurance policy. Someone nearer her age, could offer a lifetime.

      • bettyrose says:

        This kind of man cannot be humiliated. They feel entitled to an easily controlled woman.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Absolutely. If I get that tingly, pre-barf feeling in my throat just reading this then how in seven hells could actual parents condone this in real time?and I know teens can be headstrong but what lead to this?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Agree. I imagine she is not on her own financially. My parents would have absolutely forbidden it, 18 or not. Where are hers? And man his age who wants to be with a girl her age is a complete creep.

  35. OriginallyBlue says:

    Gross. She doesn’t even look 18.

  36. Kemper says:

    Well, I guess we know where she stands on premarital sex. What else would a grown man want with this future crazy ex girlfriend.

  37. I’m sorry…did someone just say “the future of the Tea Party”!?


    *wipes eyes*

    Keep on stepping out in public you two. You can only help the ongoing efforts of right wing nut jobs everywhere to expedite the marginalisation of the party. On you go!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, there’s a group of future think tank members for you. They become less important with every day that passes. Thank God.

  38. Jenny12 says:

    His SON should not even be dating her; WTF? And what does she want with HIM? I don’t get this at all; the gross factor is through the roof.

  39. Deedee says:

    There is nothing nice i can say.

  40. jane says:

    This girl Lyda was on wife swap with her family.

  41. moo says:


  42. melain says:

    She’s pretty young to have such staunch views and to be attracted to a man who is almost 60. There’s bound to be a story there.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I was politically crazed at 18 myself, youthful enthusiasm, but I was not attracted to any 67 year old actors. When you’re 18, people in their sixties seem practically dead, honestly this girl has serious problems.

  43. Godwina says:

    WHY!? WHY would an 18-year-old want to–or even bear to–get naked with that? I’m 43 and wouldn’t even get naked with that.

  44. tarheel says:

    Her mother is wingnut “Doctor Gina,” a WORLD NET DAILY (lolololol) regular, Fox regular and fake political “analyst.” She os a Teabagger founding member. She has some radio show and has written books about honor, how St. Paul was a Teabagger, and what women REALLY want (the last with hasbeen actor Morgan Brittany).

    I have no idea why she is called “doctor” btw.

    So, she is nuts and probably pleased as Punch about this.

    Lyda looks like she’s 14-15. She doesn’t even look like an older 18-year-old. FORTY YEARS DIFFERENCE?


    And, as a gun owner, people who brandish weapons to look “cool” or “badass” make me sick. It’s a weapon, not a parasol.

  45. Mltpsych says:

    “Dr. Gina” has a Ph.D from an online California Uni in behavioral health. She has never been board licensed or certified as a psychologist. She probably just wanted an easy doctorate so she could use the title Dr. If you read about this family they gave a long history of controversy including a lot of lies that Dr. Gina tells including that they helped found the Tea Party. They have 5 kids, one with special needs. Lyda has probably been lost in all the kids and her parents famewh$&ing and is dying for some attention.

  46. TheOriginalPuppy says:

    She should cross out the word fuels on that t-shirt.

  47. Mich says:

    “I love fossil fuels”?

    What a winner she is. And by ‘winner’, I of course mean ‘moron/moran’.


    • doofus says:

      “I of course mean ‘moron/moran’”

      I prefer the Bugs Bunny pronunciation: “ma-roon”.

  48. Neelyo says:

    What the fuck did he do to his face? I remember Steven Bauer and that ain’t him.

  49. Melanie says:

    Gross. Both of them. Him and her.