Eli Roth, 42, married Lorenza Izzo, 22, in Chile over the weekend

Eli Roth

We hardly ever talk about Eli Roth for gossip purposes. He has been keeping a low profile since the days of scandalous Blueberries and tragic Peaches. The last time Eli popped up here was when he was avoiding Gene Simmons’ tongue at the Rock of Ages premiere. That was bizarre.

Now there’s something to talk about. On Saturday, Eli got married to actress Lorenzo Izzo in Chile. They quietly dated for about two years, and no one even knew they were engaged. I guess they have a pretty good working relationship too — he directed her in the first episode of Hemlock Grove and The Green Inferno. Surprise, they’re married now! Chilean news entertainment site Glamorama posted photos of the beachfront wedding. US Weekly has an official wedding portrait. Lorenza’s dress is Vera Wang, and she also took to her Instagram page to spread the news.

Lorenza Izzo

She’s pretty, right? I like the flower crown. Lorenza looks so young in this photo. Google says her age is 22, and Eli is 42. Is that a big deal? They dated for 2 years and seem in sync, but yeah. Eli Instagrammed some fireworks from the ceremony. Mazel tov, kids!

Eli Roth

Photos courtesy of Lorenza Izzo on Instagram & WENN

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  1. Felice says:

    He looks like he’s still in his 20s. I liked the first Hostel even though it was kind of gory.

    • FingerBinger says:

      He does not look like he’s still in his 20’s. He looks like a guy in his 40’s married to a 20 something. The first Hostel was gory ,but the sequel had even more gore.

    • LoveLee85 says:

      Umm, am I the only one who thinks she looks older than 22? If I had to guess if say 30’s. She’s beautiful, yes. But she doesn’t look like she has a baby face or anything like that. They both look 30’s to me. I’ll be 30 in the Spring and when I say I’m a Sr., I get asked which high school I attend?! 🙁 LOL Then I say I’m ’29 and in college’. Lots of blank looks, and I get asked for identification!!! Why woul I lie and say I’m almost 30?! Hahaha nobody does that. They look happy, CHEERS!!!!!

    • Valois says:

      I’m turning 22 in december and I think she looks much older than me or any of my friends.

  2. epiphany says:

    …and will divorce her in LA County in 2015.

  3. Etheldreda says:

    ”Google says her age is 22, and Eli is 42. Is that a big deal? ”

    I don’t know who either of them is, but yes, I’d say a 2O year age difference is rather a big deal.

    • OhDear says:

      Especially when she’s so young, too. He’s nearly twice her age.

      • Tapioca says:

        But given his movie output, I’m guessing she’s emotionally and mentally his senior! And she reminds me of Amber Le Bon.

        That they’ve kept it quiet so far is a pretty good sign, but good luck guys anyway!

    • Brittaki says:

      I don’t understand why on this site some celebrities get a pass for have an unsettling age difference in their relationships and others are hung out to dry. Just because he’s well-liked on this site and happens to look kind of youthful he’s not subjected to the major side-eye that other celebs with younger partners get. Not fair.

  4. Layla says:

    I don’t know who these people are, but I know I don’t like them. And yeah – my husband is 40; I have a hard time thinking of someone of his age with a 20 year old.

  5. Jegede says:

    Considering this guy’s reputation/past, his bride is older than I would have expected

  6. SpookySpooks says:

    Yes, it’s a frickin big deal.
    More like Mazel tov, kid and middle aged man.

  7. B says:

    I went to school with Lorenza and I know that she is actually 24.

  8. shizwhat says:


  9. doofus says:

    he creeps me out.

  10. Rena says:

    Like him and very happy for them. Not surprised at the age difference, he has a history of liking them young and she is actually older than he usually dated. Best of luck to them.

  11. Ellie66 says:

    I don’t like him, he is like a big frat boy I did like the first Hostel. Didnt he date Cheryl Ladds (former Charlie’s Angel) daughter for a minute.

  12. Aye says:

    For those who might be wondering yes, she is the equivalent of posh in Chile; yes, she is more famous from association (daughter and niece of famous models); no, she is still Chilean A-list, but think more of a Chilean Blake Lively.

  13. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Whoa, he’s 42? I thought he was in his early thirties. He comes off as a creeper to me, though. Don’t know why, just the vibe I get.

  14. Frida_K says:

    Yes, but surely she is a true old soul!

    It’s a meeting of the minds, also. A true equal connection. The fruit of destiny and the forces of real love that no one can rein in or shut down.

    • QQ says:

      I HEAR you audibly eyerolling from here, do you hear me?

      • Izzy says:

        LOL. My eyeballs just rolled out of my head from rolling so hard. ‘Scuse me while I run after them…

      • Frida_K says:

        Yes indeed I do!

        OMG, I think my eyeballs are going to gyrate right out of their sockets and I know you are sharing the experience with me.

        True love between an old soul and her true mate is just so… it’s so…

        Well, yes. Bless their hearts.

  15. PeaBea says:

    Ah maybe they will be ok but I would absolutely question the 42 year old marrying the 22 year old…

  16. Gwen says:

    Closing in on 40 myself I would sideeye the shit out of any of my friends hooking up with a 20 year old. It seems totally normal in Hollywood circles though. I don’t get it and I doubt I ever will.

  17. Kiki says:

    She doesn’t look young, just extremely immature. I think they both look early thirties.

  18. scout says:

    20 yrs gap is too much, IMO but they look happy. My first thought was when she was 12, he was 32!! Yikes!

  19. lisa2 says:

    He looks younger than his age.

    I don’t know about the age difference. I think a lot of men that want families/children tend to marry women that much younger. I think he said something in the past about wanting a family. I could be thinking of someone else though.

    They look happy, but most people do on their wedding day. It is the marriage part that requires the work.

  20. Dani says:

    As someone only two years older than her – if you’re in the ‘right’ mindset, 42 isn’t that big of a deal. Like, I’ve dated guys who had 15+ years on me, it all depends on who you are.

  21. Jennifer says:

    Every time I read about him he grosses me out more. So he started seeing her when she wasn’t old enough to drink, in this country anyway. She scores zero points for sticking her tongue out in a pic.

  22. Jess says:

    Whoa, how did I miss the blueberry thing?!? That’s crazy as hell, and awesome, lol.

  23. kimbers says:

    They’re cute but she def looks like she’s been 22 for about 7 years, and I say go for it. Why not?

  24. Migdalia says:

    I love how with this couple it isn’t such a big deal with the age gap, but when it comes to Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse the age gap comes up every time…*rolls eyes*

  25. Georganna says:

    I thought he was gay? is he the one that played spock?

    • Kim1 says:

      No you are blinded by the eyebrows
      That’s Zachary Quinto who is dating a twenty something male model.

  26. Cupcake says:

    Honestly it really doesn’t matter how old either of them look, it matters how old they actually are. 20 years is a big age difference. I would be sad if I was her mother.

  27. RobN says:

    While I find him kind of creepy, I think she’s adorable enough that it reduces his creep factor just enough.

    I’m happily married to a guy 18 years older than me, so the age thing doesn’t really matter to me. Lots of things out there that define a relationship more than when you were born.

  28. Chris says:

    I guess he’ll make a good first husband.

  29. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I don’t like this guy. He might be an actor and director but I mostly know him for dating young girls, misogynistic and hateful quotes and being a creeper. As a Polish person I must add that he is also an uneducated ahole and he is highly disliked here after during the Inglorious Basterds promotion he said that Polish people owe him an apology because Poland was co-responsible for holocaust and we try to put all the blame on Germans. That statement is both dumb and untrue, since the Nazis invaded Poland, forcefully built concentration camps on our territory and murdered millions of Jewish but also Christian Poles as well as people from other nations there but he thinks that we shouldn’t say those were Nazi concentration camps but the Polish ones. Members of my family died in Auschwitz and Majdanek, they were Polish Christians. Poland was at no point during the WWII allied with Germany and Hitler thought that Slavic people are useless worms who need to be either enslaved or killed, depending on their strength which is of course a level higher than what he thought of Jewish people. Roth would know that if he read a history book but he prefers spilling hate and generalizations about the entire nations (he followed with some offensive remarks about modern day Poles). Sorry about the rant but it’s a touchy subject and apparently lots of people think that way, even the newspapers in the USA and other countries write about “Polish” camps and it needs to be clarified.

    • Valois says:

      I have a vague memory he said some stupid stuff about Germany as well. But what misogynistic thigs did he say?

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        There were many misogynistic things he said. I remember reading more than one article about the horror movies he was involved in as either a producer or director all of which involved very graphic scenes of many women getting tortured, killed and dismembered and the authors commented on the pattern in which the stronger, less feminine, less attractive and more sexual the female character was, the more horrifying death was written for her as if the makers, incl. him, tried to make a point of punishing the female characters for not being pretty and innocent virgin flowers. He got all offended and defended his point by talking about men dying in Guantanamo and wars which are the real tragedies and that showing those murders (of women) on screen is a form of escapism because that’s what people want to watch to relax. And in his opinion, showing one woman (obviously the hot, delicate, quite one) getting her revenge at the end is empowering for women and we should forget about the dozen others who got murdered during the gratuitous sex scenes, raped, tortured and degraded in the worst ways while the men were shown as brave survivors. In a movie he directed, there was a scene when the woman was hanging naked from a hook, bound, gagged and in agony and he took his time to make close-ups of her breasts and ass for a very long time before showing the actual murder. The actress who played the part was not young and attractive, therefore she was spat on, tortured, mocked and gang raped before that. If she was young and hot like his wife, she would get the victory at the end together with her male companions.

  30. Blythe says:

    I’ll say it if no one will: Eli Roth does it for me.

  31. aquarius74 says:

    Age gap is not always such a big thing. I have longer and better relationships with olders partners. What I cannot stand with younger mates is their competitive nature, it’s hard not to fight everyday with them because how good you can be at your job or personal life they want to show the world they can be better. I will not surrender to a man who is the same age as I am, he is no better than me. I will respect more someone older. That’s why I can get along better with older partners, they’re more interested by my mind and brains than younger men, while still very interested by my body 🙂 (ould souls like sex too). I find it very complementary. Can I add I’ve never been interested in being a mother, so starting a family life with someone my age or whatever has never been a goal ; it’s far more comfortable to date a man who has lost interest in those things because they’re no longer relevant.

    • Ange says:

      It depends more on the maturity of man you’re with rather than their age. My husband is younger than me but has no interest in competing with me because he’s mature. He realises we need to work together to conquer the world lol. Older men may finally have hit that point more often than younger men but it’s all about the person ultimately.