Marc Anthony, 48, has a new girlfriend and she’s a 21 year-old model

Whenever I think of Marc Anthony, I remember how his first wife, Dayanara Torres, had to fight him for child support for their two boys, who were then in middle school. Anthony married Torres in 2000 and divorced her in 2004 when J.Lo finally gave him a chance. Then, after splitting with Lopez, he married another model, Shannon de Lima, 26, in 2014. Anthony and de Lima split up last year amid rumors that he was trying to win Lopez back. Well that didn’t work out so and now he has a 21 year-old girlfriend, a model, whom he met at a party. This isn’t the first 21 year-old Anthony has dated, he was seeing a 21 year-old British heiress in 2013, in between Lopez and de Lima. What’s that saying from Dazed and Confused? “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.” I mean at least 21 is no longer a teenager, but barely.

The 48-year-old singer is reportedly dating 21-year-old Mariana Downing — and the news comes just days after his divorce was finalized from model Shannon De Lima.

Anthony and Downing have been linked for the past few months, according to TMZ. Anthony and De Lima separated in November.

He met the Wilhelmina Miami model at a dinner party and was “immediately smitten,” the gossip site reported.

Things seem to be heating up between the pair as they vacationed together in the Caribbean — and Downing has also traveled with him to at least one of his shows, TMZ reports.

[From NY Daily News]

At least adhere to the “half your age plus six” rule, which in Anthony’s case would be 30, which is still plenty young. I guess it’s not young enough to drop everything and be available 24/7, which seems to be Anthony’s priority for his girlfriends. Also being incredibly beautiful and young. I wish these dudes would just date women around their age, but in Anthony’s case I think being able to control his partner factors into it. Lopez has hinted as much in interviews.


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  1. Trixie says:

    I mean, if young women want to date old rich men in order to be taken care of financially, then I guess that’s their choice.

    • WTW says:

      She is absolutely gorgeous, and I love her hair! I don’t think young women who date older men always do so to be taken care of financially. In fact, I have a friend whose husband is about 15 years older, and she is the breadwinner. I know because MA is a celebrity that may be true in this case, but I don’t think it is necessarily for ordinary May-December couples. Some young women just like the “thrill” of being with an older, “experienced” man. That said, I think it’s generally a bad idea to date someone twice your age. I’ve heard from a psychological standpoint that most people should stick to partners within a ten year age span in either direction. Any more and you start to have some notable lifestyle differences.

  2. Marley says:

    Sadly it’s fairly typical. Most men, regardless of their age, prefer women in their early twenties:

    • Detritus says:

      From the article linked,
      “Another way to put this focus on youth is that males’ expectations never grow up. A 50-year-old man’s idea of what’s hot is roughly the same as a college kid’s”

      It may be common, but it’s not a good look. Sexual expectations and attraction are influenced by culture as strongly as biology, when we glamorize youth and the desirable feminine traits are soft and submissive this is the outcome.

      I would say it’s our cultural values being reflected by a class that is not forced to examine their attraction/preferences, and as such acts as a mirror for the most basic cultural obsessions.

      When someone is always willing to please and your buddies all feel the same, why be introspective? They’d rather see you bring home a ‘trophy’ and continue to value women only as pliable objects.

    • Adrien says:

      That is why I like Chris Evans,

    • ell says:

      it’s not just straight men. straight women find younger men more appealing as well, my mum and her friends all in her late 50s to early 60s are always commenting on strapping young lads in their 20s. and tbf they are physically more attractive. it’s just that for men is socially acceptable to hook up with younger women, while women get called all names under the sun because misogyny.

      • Lalu says:

        I must be broken. I like my men with some miles on them. Give me David Duchovny or Jeffrey Dean Morgan over a guy in their 20’s anyday!
        But yeh, my mom has always liked the young ‘uns.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        The weird thing is that whenever it’s a heterosexual May/December relationship women get misogynistic name-calling and sexist stereotyping both when they’re the older woman with the younger man and when they’re the younger woman with the older man. When the woman is older, she’s a bad parent and has to be desperate to prove how beautiful she still is to everyone. The ‘sexual being acting on attraction’ pass doesn’t seem to exist for women, it has to go back to some stereotype about women being pathetic, self-absorbed, vain creatures who only care about proving how beautiful they are. It can’t just be a case of a woman in her late 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s preferring how physically attractive her guy in his 20’s is. If it happens more than once, she may be slut-shamed as a trashy woman. And when the woman is younger, she’s infantilized, she ‘s a skank, she’s a bimbo, she’s a terrible user/golddigger, she’s a victim with no sexual agency, she has daddy issues, she lacks self-respect, she’s submissive, or she’s ‘damaging’ herself. (Again, we can’t give young women the ‘acting on curiosity, rebelliousness, and sexual desire pass we give young men).

  3. Kristen says:

    Ugh. He’s so gross.

  4. ZAN says:

    Ewww, she’s soo young! Come on Marc! She could be the older sister of his kids

  5. Jess says:

    Gross, that’s way too young for him, and it says more about his maturity level than anything. His face always reminds me of skeletor.

  6. Mke says:

    Doesn’t Jennifer Lopez and Madonna also prefer dating men in their young twenties (even younger in Madonna’s case) Is it also gross when they do it? Just wondering

  7. Zuzus Girl says:

    Well, she’s got her picture plastered all over the celebrity sites now so mission accomplished.

    I feel bad for her. Poor girl can’t close her lips.

  8. Donna says:

    I’m 60. EVERY single man I know, in my age range, want to date a much younger woman. They’re quite vocal about deeming women their own age as “too old.” As for Marc, well, no surprise he’s picked another young one.

  9. Loo says:

    I’m not going to infantilize this girl, she knows how old he is and is fine with his age. As long as they don’t do something stupid like get married then I don’t care.

  10. ell says:

    she’s gorgeous, and this is sad. like i don’t even care for age gaps, but for a 48 yo man i draw a line at 28 yo, anything younger is too young.

    that said, i have this theory he would happily get back with jennifer if he could, so his girlfriends are just basically for sex.

  11. serena says:

    Another gross pervert.

  12. Sayrah says:

    Yep gross, but at least wooderson in Dazed and Confused was only in his 20s.

  13. Ann says:

    the “half your age plus six” rule is still creepy AF. Let me guess, a middle-aged man came up with this bs?

  14. Joni says:

    How vile.

  15. QQ says:

    We GOTTA start calling these Thirsty, Cant be Alone one second without getting some young tender pregnant only to abandon her a few years later (or when they find out they impregnanted her) Old Fugly Hoes Around, Sorry but we Do, Otherwise what are they modeling for their Fellow Men.. I see you all Dusty D*cks Out here, Marc Anthony, The entire Rolling Stones, Hugh Grant and his adjacents.. Anthony Kiedis, The Creepy one from Scarface… Ya’ll look RIDICULOUS

  16. Stella says:

    What do they talk about? Other than how fabulous he is, obviously.

  17. Lalu says:

    She is gorgeous. That hair!!

  18. Penelope says:

    She is absolutely stunning. Wow.

  19. Pandy says:

    Gag. Needed publicity to get to next career level I guess. She’ll earn every penny.

  20. manta says:

    Don’t go an check pictures of Vincent Cassel and Tina Kunakey (his 19 year old gf ) if these two already creep you out. You risk a heart attack.

    • delorb says:

      I did it and well…she could do better. Way better. Even if he’s just a sugar daddy (which I’m not saying is the case), she could do better. Tina is stunning.

  21. Redgrl says:

    I wish I could remember the name of the serial killer he looks like. Very creepy looking dude.