Maria Bello, 48, has a 29 year-old boyfriend with an esoteric job

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Maria Bello, 48, penned an essay for the NY Times in late 2013 in which she announced that she was bisexual and dating a female friend. It sounded like she’d been with men up until that point but it was hard to tell as she has a kind of strange writing style. Maria explained how she broke the news to her then 12 year-old son that she was dating a friend. Fast forward a couple of years and Maria is dating a guy again and he’s almost twenty years younger than she is. US Magazine has the news along with some photos of them together. Apparently they’ve been together since August.

Maria Bello has split from her girlfriend, Clare Munn, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm — and is now dating a hunky younger man.

The Lights Out star, 48, is romancing Elijah Allan-Blitz, 29, a close pal of Bello tells Us. Bello and Allan-Blitz, a virtual reality director for mindfulness teaching, were friends before becoming an item in August last year…

Bello made headlines in November 2013 when she wrote in a frank New York Times essay that she was in a relationship with a woman. She titled the story “Coming Out as a Modern Family…”

Previously, Bello was in a long-term relationship with TV executive Dan McDermott from 1999 to 2006; the exes share 15-year-old son, Jackson. A day after her NYT column, the Coyote Ugly star posted a sweet photo with McDermott, Jackson and Munn on Thanksgiving Day. She captioned the Twitter pic: “Giving thanks for my modern family.”

Up next, Bello is set to start filming Trial, the new David E. Kelley series from Amazon.

[From US Weekly]

When I read this story my first reaction was “wow he’s pretty young,” but then after that all I could focus on was this guy’s job. He’s described as “a virtual reality director for mindfulness teaching.” What does that entail exactly? Does he use Oculus to help people meditate? This fascinates me. On his Instagram he has videos of him filming relaxing stuff in Haiti and on the beach. So he gets to travel around and film stuff for virtual reality relaxation games. That’s an actual job. (Says the gossip blogger.)

So was there overlap between the end of Bello’s relationship with that woman she wrote about and her hookup with this much younger guy? (He barely passes the half her age plus six rule at least.) US Weekly says that they were “friends first,” which is like code for cheating. In her NY Times essay she explained that she’s fallen deeply in love with men she worked with. She seems like the kind of person who thinks her relationships are fated somehow, although to be fair to her that’s just a hunch. Those are the type of people who seem like they would cheat, like they get flirty with someone, it’s mutual and so they think it’s meant to be.

He’s hot I’ll give her that:

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  1. EM says:

    I don’t know. She may try hard to be in the news, but she isn’t a standout actress.

  2. Alix says:

    Esoteric? Sounds more like nonexistent.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Never heard of her. I can’t believe a professional woman her age would make those duck lips in the MAC picture, though. Have you ever had your picture taken before? I’ll give this relationship 10 minutes, 5 if she makes that face again.

    • I Choose Me says:

      She was in A History of Violence with Viggo Mortensen and the last, The Mummy movie with Brendan Frasier and Jet Li. As an actress, I’d rate her a solid B.

      Yeah, I’m with you in thinking that this relationship won’t last.

      • Harryg says:

        I feel like every time I see she’s in a movie I know the movie itself is going to be a solid B.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I know who she is but I get her confused with another actress Mary McCormack.

    • holly hobby says:

      She also had the thankless role as Kevin Costner’s wife in MacFarland USA. It’s a pretty good movie but her role was minimal.

  4. Magnoliarose says:

    Sounds like a short term hookup for kicks. I guess with all these guys doing it she figured she may as do it too.

  5. D says:

    They look alike, if I saw them together I would probably think that he was her son.

  6. Esmom says:

    I used to think she was so beautiful and kinda badass, now she seems — and looks — a bit like a cliche.

    The headline of this post cracked me up. Definitely got me to click.

    • lucy2 says:

      I always liked her too and thought her beautiful. I also was one of the few who enjoyed her version of Prime Suspect. But something right now does seem a bit off.

      I really admire all the work she’s done in Haiti though, I know she’s spent a lot of time there helping.

      • Esmom says:

        I didn’t know about her work in Haiti, that’s great to hear. I honestly haven’t been following her at all. I think the last thing I saw her in was ER with George Clooney, lol.

      • Nike says:

        I loved her in A History of Violence…

        She was good in ER, too. Her personal life is her business… I mean, whatever, man. I’m more jealous of the dude’s job, or whatever situation has enabled him to have this “no job” job. **laughs**

        Whoa. Just imagined all the soul-sucking situations that “situation” could turn out to be, and was very thankful for my greasy spoonage.

      • Nike says:

        Er, position. Position at the greasy spoonagle.

        Sorry, tired.

    • lowercaselois says:

      Looks like she had some work done.

      • lucy2 says:

        I was just thinking I don’t think she’s had any work done, lol. She looks the same as she always has to me, and is aging naturally.

    • Bobo says:

      Why would her dating a younger man make her any less beautiful or badass? I don’t get it.

  7. Margo S. says:

    Good for them. He’s hot, she’s hot. They should enjoy each other!

  8. Jen says:

    29 is pretty young? I know that there is an almost 20 year age gap, but I barely blink at it when one is almost 30. I don’t think it necessary to bring forward.

    That stupid “job” however, ….

    • fiona says:

      Are you serious? 29 is young when people are living up to 90-100 these days.

      I mean, most of my friends are nearly 25 with a couple years out of uni. We still haven’t got our first “real jobs” yet. Even the kids that got a perfect score and studied at the most prestigious universities. YES 29 is young in this day and age.

      If 29 is old, then I’m heading downhill at 23. I’ve hardly lived my life at all, traveled or been able to afford to move out because of a crappy economy. I have been studying for so long. For millennials, we’re having our adulthood held back because we can’t afford the lifestyle our parents had at the same age. It’s considered a privilege to have a minimum wage job that can’t pay for rent.

      To me, you’re not really an ADULT until you’re around 25-30. We aren’t growing up as fast these days because the majority can’t afford to, so we’re moving out of home later than any other generation. I can’t afford the privileges my parents could when they were 19 and could get married, afford a 5 bedroom house with little effort to get employment without a degree.

      Just saying.

      • Truthful says:

        @Fiona: say that to the 24 years old syrian father of 2 who crossed the mediterranean with his kids…

        I am 29 , I have my own business for 3 years now, I finished my studies , and I just bought my first home ( a one bedroom but still..). 29 is very much being an adult… as long as we will be willing to drag those “never-ending” teenage years far along into adulthood we will have a growing societal problem.

  9. Ellen Smith says:

    Her face is completely wonky and lopsided – and, my 81 year old mother has less lines on her neck. SPF, SPF, SPF.

  10. Greenieweenie says:

    She was on Fresh Air talking about her girlfriend and her son’s father like….I want to say within the past year? She was just kind of off to me in terms of how she talked about love. I didn’t get it. As a student, she was in love with like an 80 year old man but the relationship was platonic and I just didn’t get it. I mean, hello, say he was a father figure. But no, she talked about him like a lover.

  11. CoKatie says:

    Something sounds not quite right. I like her as an actress, but I don’t see this lasting too long. She’s almost 50, seems to be scrappy and victories hard fought for. He’s just breathing on 30 and seems airy, fairy, let the universe inspire you, type of guy. But hey, opposites attract, right?

  12. BunnyEaster says:

    He’s an actor – here’s his website. (His Instagram feed looked a bit too self-absorbed for a “virtual-reality” tech guy).

  13. o damn they had one good session of tantric sex and maria said I NEED TO LOCK THIS DOWN INTO A RELATIONSHIP

    he seems like that type…. these will be her best sensual years lol…. have fun maria

  14. Christina says:

    They are both smoking hot! That’s all I’ve got.

  15. barca4ever says:

    I think she is beautiful and sexy and so is he. He is 29 not 19, that is very much a man. Good for her.