Surprise: Gavin Rossdale, 51, made out with a 27-year-old German model

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When Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale split, Gwen made no secret of the fact that she could no longer turn a blind eye to Gavin’s wandering eye. Gavin was allegedly engaged in a long-standing affair with their nanny, plus… who knows? There were probably others. Gwen moved on with Blake Shelton very quickly and literally no one begrudged her for it. But in the time since their split, Gavin has been single. I would guess that he’s probably had a series of hookups or whatever, but no one serious. Until now! The Sun has photos of Gavin making out with a German model named Sophia Thomalla. He’s 51 years old. She’s 27 years old. Yeah… that sounds about right. Still, Gavin’s people insist that Gavin and Sophia are just friends.

Gavin Rossdale is stepping out with a new lady for the first time since splitting from wife Gwen Stefani in 2015. The rocker, 51, was spotted kissing and walking arm in arm with German model Sophia Thomalla in London this week.

Despite looking like a romantic moment, a source close to the Bush frontman tells PEOPLE “they’re friends.”

Thomalla, 27, is the first woman Rossdale’s been seen with since his divorce from Stefani, with whom he shares three children: Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 3. Stefani has been linked to fellow The Voice judge Blake Shelton since the fall of that year.

[From People]

Considering he was “seeing” other people while he was married (allegedly!), I doubt anyone expected him to close up shop and never date again post-divorce. But does he have to be such a cliche? A 27 year old German model??? She was like 6 years old when his fame was peaking. Truly. And as others have pointed out… his daughter Daisy Lowe is one year older than Sophia. Gross.

Here’s are some photos of Sophia. She IS beautiful. Certainly she could do better than Gavin Rossdale???

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  1. Maya says:

    Ewwww – 2017 and it’s still old men and young women…

    • Original T.C. says:

      Yes it’s 2017 and many women still refuse to accept when given the opportunity, wealth, and access, men in general (many exceptions) will go for a younger, more fertile appearing, less established woman. I understand being angry at predator old men going after teens or movies setting aside actresses over 30 (that’s a social ill), but I will never understand anger over the evolutionary instincts of older men naturally seeking younger adult women.

      It’s like being upset at gravity, or saying women should not find young physically fit men in their 20’s hot. You can’t change the laws of physics! For me it’s like being upset when Black men choice to date White women instead of Black women. Shaming them is not going to stop their penis from choosing what makes it happy. Better to focus on the men who are attracted to your age group and race. But again just my opinion.

      • Lolo86lf says:

        The evolutionary theories that attempt to explain why men like younger women or why young women like older are very simple. Men choose younger women because they are fertile and can have healthy babies. Young women choose older men because they can offer financial stability and maturity to her and their offspring. These theories are very cliched and need to be debunked.

      • mika says:

        He’s handsome, rich, famous, talented, I don’t get why this one is a problem, This is someone who is an adult 27 yr old working woman, almost 30, dating or hanging out someone older 51. If she or he wants to, so what. She’s 27, she’s not a teen.

        It doesn’t bother me really.

        27 is old in that modeling world if you aren’t household Supermodel name, she’s probably looking for her next move anyway. LOL
        I never heard of her, but her face looks familiar. But 27 is getting old in that modeling world for most models.

        Hollywood men will date younger women if they want to and vice versa, I don’t get why it upsets some women. It’s just what goes on. If they like each other so what.

      • Snowflake says:

        These evolutionary theories are crap, imo. Just used to justify men’s actions. Of course, young people can be gorgeous. But evolution does not make men choose younger or women older men. Men do it because they want some young thing they can show off to their buddies and feel a you g woman isnt going to pressure them for a relationship like woman their age would. Women choose older men for variety of reason, such as money or fame or feel older men are more settled and commitment minded (not true). Gavin is still decent looking but I don’t think woman would be with him if he wasn’t rich or famous. Evolution had nothing to do with it. Just like men are not programmed to spread their seed. Yes, he’s picking with his penis but evolution is not the reason.

      • WTW says:

        @T.C., as a black woman I find what you said about black men who date white women extremely offensive. It is not comparable to May/December romances. Racism, Western beauty standards, internalized racism, colorism and so much more play a role in black men who refuse to date black women. It is not nature. It is not about what makes their penis happy. Sexual attraction doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Society plays a role in who is deemed a suitable mate. To me anyone from any race who refuses to date people of their own background has some issues they need to deal with. And before anyone makes assumptions about me, I was raised by a black-white interracial couple, and I’m now married to a white man. I have had to analyze that choice in my own personal life as well. Why did I end up with a white man? It certainly wasn’t just about what makes my vadge happy. Socioeconomic and geographic factors played a role. I’m a highly educated black woman who grew in mostly white suburban areas, and I’m sure if I’d grown up elsewhere, my choice of mate would likely have been different, as I’ve attended schools and worked in places where there are few blacks. I live in a major city, but even there, blacks are in the minority, behind whites, Latinos and Asians in population.
        I also get sick of this stereotype about angry black women resentful of white women. Guess what? Plenty of white women resent the fact that I’m with a cute, kind, physically fit, educated white man, and that I have those same characteristics. A lot of us black women actually don’t want to be with black men who chase after white women because we know many of them are self-hating–not all, but many.

      • Fiorella says:

        Perhaps that is good advice for a single person having no luck but sociological trends are interesting to learn about and discuss. Maybeeeeee people should be less negative and more open but I think a lot of us have a visceral reaction to the fact that she’s near his daughters age and why not discuss that?

    • Annetommy says:

      I’m cynical and believe that many (most?) men would do this given the opportunity. It’s just that most don’t have the opportunity.

      • Mike says:

        Most men and a large percentage of women also. People do it because they can

      • Original T.C. says:


        My point exactly. When given the chance the average Joe next door will naturally choose this.

        There was a recent social study that showed the majority of men will always choose a younger woman whereas younger women are likely to go older or younger without fixed preferences. Older men usually have to have something extra (money, power, magnetism) for younger women to choose them. It is what it is.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I’ve had a couple of male colleagues around his age who were married but had absolutely no interests. They didn’t read or follow current events or enjoy art. They talked about hot younger women. That’s it. My point is that everyone has an eye for hotties, but only boring people are constantly looking for something newer and shinier.

      • Me says:

        So true. I am here to say I’m a guy. 10/10 would do this if I was as desirable as Gavin. Sorry not sorry (but sort of sorry). We’re horrible lol

      • Bettyrose says:

        ME, are you currently over 35 and in a relationship that fulfills you emotionally and physically, while also leaving room for you to grow and pursue your own professional goals and interests?

    • Matomeda says:

      Well I’m a lot younger than him,…..and I so would. He is super hot to me and always has been. So to me he isn’t a gross old man, and I’m basically her age. A fling? Yes lol I’m not speaking to his reputation or anything else. Just drunk at a bar type thing, which this seems to be

    • loveotterly says:

      Isn’t this the same site where we are cheering women on for dating a hot younger guy? Money= Power. Beauty= Power. This isn’t rocket science.

  2. Lora says:

    I’m from Germany and this chick has the worst taste in men!

    • Scarlett says:

      I was about to say the same. She used to be in a relationship with Till Lindemann, the frontman of Rammstein

      • Kosmos says:

        Okay, so Till Lindemann is now 54 years old, three years older than Gavin, so she seems to be okay with the older guy edgy musician type, but I’ll bet her relationships do not work out for long, only for the moment…..

    • Ivy says:

      Agreed! Gavin Rossdale is her best choice out of the men she has been associated with.
      She has been together with Till Lindemann from Rammstein and even has his face tattooed. It looks… funny.

    • greenmonster says:

      I also wouldn’t call her beautiful, but pretty. And even that disappears when she starts to speak.

      Why do we think that a so called beautiful woman can do better? Pretty on the outside does not equal pretty on the inside or smart. Maybe Gavin is just a good match for her.

    • hannah says:

      I’d say the men she has dated have also shown to lack taste by dating her . She’s pretty much a star fucker.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      What happened to her husband? I’m not up to date with her life but I remember reading a few months ago that she just got married to some sketchy looking musician from Norway.

      • Sarah says:

        They’re still married and no divorce is planned at the moment. She’s dating him, Till Lindemann from Rammstein and maybe now also Gavin.

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        Interesting. So, if she’s still with Lindemann and has been with him for years, long before she met her husband, does it mean that the husband is actually also her lover/sidepiece?

        Nevermind, compared to both of them, Gavin seems like a catch – at least he’s good looking (or – not gross looking) and doesn’t post “funny” memes about choking women and Hitler/Auschwitz on his Instagram (I just googled her husband).

      • Ange says:

        Gee that’s a lot of living by 27….

  3. Kaye says:

    In the second picture she looks like a pre-plastic-surgery Melania Trump. And younger, of course.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      You’re right, she does look like Melania Trump. Maybe Sophia is Melania’s German cousin. That would explain why both women choose older men. Although Gavin is much better looking than Trump.

    • Pandy says:

      Was just coming here to say she has that dead eyed MT look …

  4. littlemissnaughty says:

    Yeeaahhh she’s beautiful and young and an a**hole. She thinks feminists are only frustrated because nobody compliments them. That ist just one nugget of wisdom she’s spewed in public over the years. I’m sure she’s just his type. Lovely.

    • Annetommy says:

      Yes, like that feminist Natalie Portman on the other thread, obviously just compensating for her lack of looks. And don’t get me started on how plain Emma Watson is…

  5. Valois says:

    One of my best friends said that this woman is the German celebrity she hates the most haha.
    According to her, she’s famous thanks to her mother and (ex?) step-father and her relationship with the frontman of Rammstein.
    She has a huge tattoo of his face that she got after a couple of months. They broke up last year and she married some unknown Scandinavian musician.

    She’s also pretty dumb and thinks that feminism is stupid and that the only women who want gender equality and fight sexism are the ones that are so ugly they’ve never received a compliment in their life (I’m almost quoting her here).

    So I can see why Gavin would be interested in her 😀

    • kaiC says:

      Coincidentally, her mother is the same age as Gavin. Blergh.

      • Valois says:

        And her mother’s boyfriend is almost the same age as Sophia (probably a few years older), isn’t he? This family 😀

      • Beth says:

        I can’t imagine dating a guy who’s the same age as my dad. Yikes

    • kri says:

      who is her mother?

      • sarri says:

        Her parents are actors – Simone Thomalla and André Vetters. Her mother was dating Rudi Assauer, a football player.

      • hannah says:

        a woman pretending to be an actress but only having one expression .

      • Pretzl says:

        Her mother left Rudi Assauer after 8 years when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer.

    • Claudia says:

      I totally agree with your friend there. This girl annoys me to no end. So arrogant… she thinks she’s god’s gift.
      Is she even a model? She’s famous for being an actress’ daughter. And she not only has a tattoo of the Rammstein guy’s face but also of her mother’s face…

  6. MunichGirl says:

    She’s so annoying. She has an on off relationship with the lead singer of Rammstein (Till Lindemann), then she suddenly married Andy LaPlegua and now she’s making out with Gavin. So she is dating three men at the moment.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      Lindemann is 54, so she seems to have a type.
      Fun fact: when I was a student I worked backstage at concerts (catering) and I meet some of the guys from Rammstein (they were opening for Clawfinger, anyone remembers them?). No-one was allowed to talk to Lindemann directly. Back then Rammstein was not famous yet so his behavior was quite bizarre.

      • MunichGirl says:

        He has always been like that. He seems to be a nice guy, doesn’t really want any attention and never talks about his private life etc. He also doesn’t like to give interviews, other members of Rammstein have to do that.

    • Esmom says:

      You mean she’s married to one and dating two others? Yikes.

      • MunichGirl says:

        Yeah, she is/was dating Till and Andy at the same time, married then Andy (surprise wedding). She’s still seeing both of them.

      • Andrea says:

        This is dating these days—I am on okcupid and most of the men 30’s and 40’s are in open relationships, practice polyamory, or looking for casual stuff.

  7. kri says:

    G-ROSS. ugh. I wouldn’t touch that raddled, dingy piece of goods for anything.

  8. Christina says:

    She ist not a model. She is nothing. Her mother is an actress. That is it.

  9. Laura says:

    Wait, fresh faced sunny Daisy Lowe is OLDER than this chick???

    • Susi says:

      Well Daisy is on the same Page, doing nothing than calling the paps, she is calling herself what Model, Musician, Actress ?
      She is as annoying as this chick, only she is no Celebrity-hooker….

      And her Dad is more famous, the mother of the german chick is a b-celebrity at most.

  10. nemera77 says:

    Truth is he is divorced. He is an attractive man for his or any age. He maybe be a douche and a horrible person. That being said these women are not saying no. She is pretty; she just looks older than her age. And people say it is because of his wealth. NOT necessarily. Just regular guys are attracting younger women.

    It’s life..

    • Susi says:

      ….she is known for celebrity-chasing…she has no job, no talent, but she loves the limelight and would do anything for public attention, she is well known for that, nothing more…..

  11. Shambles says:

    Danke sehr, German Celebitches, for bringing all of us enlightenment on this thread

    Edit: I creeped on her Instagram. She has well-done tattoos, some good outfit choices, nice hair, is mildly thirsty, and has a weird obsession with Justin Bieber?

    • Susi says:

      “mildly thirsty”? Bwahahaha she is thirsty like hell, a wannabe and celebrity chaser, nothing more.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      We really do not like her. Aside from her questionable views, she also has no manners and has been rude as hell on political talk shows. WHY she was invited I’ll never know.

  12. lost american says:

    He’s ridiculous and his mid life crisis is escalating.

  13. Nina says:

    I am German and yup, she is the worst.don’t think that Gavin is much of a catch either, though..

  14. Amanda DG says:

    I’m surprised it took him this long to do a pap stroll with a new young lady. The age difference doesn’t surprise me. Wasn’t the nanny in her 20’s too? He’s a douche, but he’s attractive and has some money and fame, so of course this is his type.

  15. Patty says:

    He’s single. His ex-wife moved on before the divorce was even final. This is a non-story to me.

  16. yep says:

    Her newest gig is announcing the lotto numbers for a private gambling site (Lottoland):

  17. Andrea says:

    This is a fling—why are we getting all lathered up about this??

  18. Andrea says:

    When I was 25, I dated a 36 year old man divorcee.. I got so much flack about it from my friends about how “old” he was. The reason I broke up with him is he had major insecurity issues from his divorce (she cheated on him), otherwise I’d have married him. Now at 36, I want to date men 40-50 and my older female friends get in a lather about that since they are 44 and 53 because they act like I am taking away their pool. My last boyfriend was 40 and immature. I am also inherently attracted to older men, I can’t help it.

  19. Erinn says:

    Non issue. Gwen moved on ages ago and has been pimping her sketchy new “wonderful” relationship out at every turn. She’s an adult. She’s not some 18 year old for eyed freshman in college. Hell- a full year ago Gwen was doing her tasteless April Fools pregnancy joke so Gavin just BEING in a relationship is a drop in the bucket compared to her show.

  20. Anitas says:

    27? She looks like a well maintained 42 year old. And from what I can read in the comments, she sounds like a 17 year old ‘Cool Girl’.

    He’s kind of a creep anyway so they seem like a good match.

  21. Sigh says:

    So she’s a groupie basically and trolling for band members with her Instagram account. I guess it’s sad for Gavin she seems to have settled for him when she really wants the Biebs…

  22. Lena horne says:

    He is. bisexual. According to blind vices he is really dating a man.

  23. TryingToThink says:

    Sophia Thomalla is the daughter of Simone Thomalla who is the daughter of Alfred Thomalla.
    Her mother and her father and her grandfather are/were all quite successfull actors/actresses / in the acting business.

  24. deevia says:

    Is that a German last name? It sounds African to my untrained ears for some reason.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      It is an old German and Polish last name. It’s most likely derived from the name Thomas and in Poland it’s spelled Tomala. People in Poland often add the ending “la” to names to show endearment and apparently, people named Tomasz (Thomas) used to be called Tomala or Tomula by friends and family. This one is no longer common, but generally the ending “la” is very Polish – we shorten the name Aleksandra to Ola, Urs(z)ula to Ula, Helena to Hela, Felicja to Fela and many more.

      • lol says:

        I couldn’t find the meaning of this surname. I knew it wasn’t a German surname. Her grandfather was born in Poland, but her mother doesn’t look Polish. Her mother looks Italian.

  25. Mylene says:

    She look 35

  26. Dani says:

    She’s so pretty but 26? More like 36.