Don McLean, 72, is dating a 24-year-old wannabe Instagram model

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Don McLean is 72 years old, and considered a living legend, one of the last living American troubadours, a talented singer-songwriter who used to have an angelic voice. I know a lot of men and women who are still extremely sharp and self-sufficient well into their 70s, and even into their 80s. But I don’t know many 72-year-olds who really want to take on a Millennial as a girlfriend. That’s what McLean has done – his new girlfriend is basically a self-styled Instagram model, and she’s only 24 years old.

Less than a year after Don McLean‘s domestic assault charge was dropped after the singer pleaded guilty in July 2017, the 72-year-old has found love with a 24-year-old aspiring model. The “American Pie” singer is romancing the vivacious Paris Dylan, who was at the center of one of MTV’s “Catfish’s” most elaborate episodes involving NBA star Chris “Birdman” Andersen.

It’s unclear how Dylan met her new beau, but she and McLean have been posting photos together on social media since November 2016. In October 2017, Dylan captioned a photo of the pair, “Happy birthday to the love of my entire life.” The duo appear to be serious as they spent Christmas together.

McLean was married to his first wife, Carol, from 1969 to 1972. He married Patrisha Shnier in 1987 and they divorced in 2016. He was charged with domestic assault during an incident with Shnier in January 2016. He pleaded guilty under a “deferred disposition” process in which the charge would be wiped away if he met certain conditions, which he did in July 2017. Despite the guilty plea, his lawyer, Walter McKee, insisted McLean never physically assaulted his ex-wife.

[From Page Six]

On a scale of 1 to Shady AF, how shady is this? I don’t know which one to feel sorry for – the 24-year-old who is trying to become a famous model by dating a 72-year-old who was recently accused of assaulting his former wife? Or do I have sympathy for the old man who might be the victim of a very shady grifter with big boobs? Hm…

McLean and Paris Dylan were together on St. Patrick’s Day, in Dublin.

Mark Hamill and Don McLean arrive at 'The Late Late Show'

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  1. Ickythump says:

    Ew

  2. Who ARE these people? says:

    OMG, Don, the levee is dry.

    Thought I would prime the pump here.

    • Maria F. says:

      nice one.

    • manda says:

      thank you! I couldn’t remember if that song was him or not and I was too lazy to double check. But now it’s in my head!

      • Nancy says:

        And the three men I admire most, the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast the day the music died…..Buddy Holly. Anyway, this guy looks like Mickey Rourke.

  3. Tate says:

    🙄🙄🙄

  4. perplexed says:

    “But I don’t know many 72-year-olds who really want to take on a Millennial as a girlfriend.”

    I don’t know ANY 24 year olds who really want to take on a 72 year old as a boyfriend.

    • Una says:

      He is rich so his age doesn’t matter. I don’t really care for this. Both of them know what the other wants from the relationship. He wants to bang pretty young women and she wants expensive trips and gifts. Let’s face it at that age he is not supporting boners every damn day. So her job is kind of easier on her than many others. Meh…

      • lilophyllo says:

        I kinda thought that way, too. They probably have a contract? She gets expensive gifts, $$, an apartment and he gets the occasional bj? It seems as if they’ve been together since 2016, so the situation must be beneficial to them both.

      • ichsi says:

        Gonna be an interesting BJ with those braces…
        I didn’t like my lunch anyway.

      • Stella Alpina says:

        Una, don’t underestimate the powers of Viagra. Those little blue pills mean elderly men can still perform and their girlfriends/mistresses won’t be exempt from carrying out their duties.

        He was 48 when she was born. Yuck.

        Also, I’m disappointed to hear about his questionable past. His song, Vincent (“Starry starry night…”), makes me teary-eyed every time I hear it.

      • fubar says:

        @ Stella Alpina – Viagra may help with ED. But an old man still has old man knees and old man back and old man breathing problems and an old man heart with old man stamina and energy. Viagra jut gives the old man a hard on . Still old man sex – ewww

    • Lela says:

      I am 28 and married to a 30 year old. I only have 2 friends who are with a partner in their age category, all the girls we went to high school/college with married very wealthy old (55+) men. It seems to be a growing trend, instead of trying to make a career for yourself you marry rich and old and hope they die out and leave you something.

      • thaliasghost says:

        Hopefully they’ll help the dying out along.

        Only ever knew two songs by him but now no desire to ever listen to them again.

      • Andrea says:

        Did these girls have big white weddings? Did you have to give a wedding gift? I personally don’t know anyone in a marriage with a significant age difference so I’m curious!

      • maitai says:

        Is this another consequence of there being such a lack of financial stability for millennials? Women feeling like they have to date the last generation to actually be able to afford to own their own homes as a means of survival?
        That’s really sad. Live in shared rental apartments forever or live with an old man. What a choice…

        A better option would to at least find a wealthy middle aged gay woman to depend on. Wealthy older women are usually significantly less gross than their male counterparts.

  5. LaraK says:

    She seems so desperate on her Instagram photos…
    He’s just getting his freak on.
    Frankly they are both gross in their own way, but I feel more sorry for her. Sooooo thirsty…. and so dumb.

  6. Mrs. WelenMelon says:

    I bet his family and longtime friends are worried about him.

  7. Millennial says:

    Maybe they have a mutual arrangement – he gets attractive “company” in his old age, and he gives her an ample allowance and leaves her a house in his will. Who knows. I find it sketchy but they are adults. I’m feeling generous this morning, I say live and let live.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    Gross. No fool like an old fool, they say.

    But I guess if you’re willing to put out for a paunchy wife beater old enough to be your grandfather in order to raise your profile, go for it?

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, I have to agree grabby. I don’t know which of them is grosser.
      PS: instagram will be the pinnacle of her “modelling” career. Might as well put out for a geezer.

  9. Ughhhhhhhhhhh says:

    Ohh she’s just so thirsty! I feel embarrassed for her. She’s bought most of her Instagram followers

  10. Belle Epoch says:

    “Happy birthday to the love of my entire life.” All 24 years of it. This girl seems pretty basic – does she actually DO anything? If she keeps this up she’ll be measuring out all his medications while he sings “this’ll be the day that I die”!

  11. Beth says:

    Yuck. She’s desperately thirsty for attention

  12. Anna says:

    24 x 3 = 72

  13. RBC says:

    Just once I would like to hear the reaction of the parents to the news their daughter is dating a man old enough to be her grandfather.

  14. Belacqua says:

    This is the same girl who got scammed by a catfish while going around banging basketball star Chris Anderson. Here is the story http://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/canadian-woman-catfished-nba-star-aspiring-model-ruining/story?id=46778331

    She got scammed yes but she also actively went after and slept with who knows how many stars at 17 while lying about her age. She is clearly pursuing gold digging as a career.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      IIRC she nearly ruined Birdman’s life as initially police thought he was involved in child sex trafficking. Eventually they figured out the scam involving the Canadian catfisher, but I do not believe his career or reputation ever fully recovered.

    • Léna says:

      Oh, that sounds like a recent episode of SUV Law and Order! They are really inspired by reality.

    • Snowflake says:

      Yeah. I saw that episode of Catfish. At 17, she flew out to see him. Lied to her parents. She had full makeup and just looked older than 17.

    • Llamas in pajamas says:

      Aaaah, that’s why she looks familiar. Well, in that case congrats to her for banging this old rich dude, I guess 🎈🎊🤷 I hope she takes self-defense classes tho.

  15. Severin88 says:

    They deserve eachother.

  16. Rumi says:

    Gross just so gross. I feel sick just looking at the pics.

  17. Lizzie says:

    i’d rather sew my vagina shut than have to listen to some old dude warble american pie at me before we had sex.

  18. magnoliarose says:

    IG “modeling” has become a place to advertise for escorts and gold diggers. I am not surprised by the cliche or that she has hitched her life to a senior man with money. A younger man with money would be out of her league. Much harder to get the gold from them and she’s not bringing much to the table other than her youth.

  19. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    So gross on so many levels… of the both of them.
    Ew.

  20. Mabelle says:

    SHE LOOKS LIKE JAMES CHARLES !!!!

  21. Yeahright says:

    This chick was on Dateline talking about being catfished with basketball player Chris Anderson.
    She’s an attention whore and I doubt this is real.

  22. Elaine says:

    I clicked through her Instagram and this girl had braces all of 3 months ago. Too funny

  23. Lisa says:

    Hello, Miss American Second Life Crisis.

  24. PauKay says:

    This reminds me of the Horace sketch that just aired on SNL LOL

  25. Michelle says:

    When I read this, I immediately did my Jimmy Fallon impression of Sara and went “Ew”!!!! So gross!

  26. Snazzy says:

    I read Don McLean and for some reason thought Ron Maclean from CBC’s hockey coverage and I was so upset (at him for being a gross douchebag)! Then I realised my mistake and suddenly all was right with the world again.Or as right as it could be considering the world we live in.

  27. BaBaDook says:

    Yeesh.

  28. ParlerBleu says:

    “Or do I have sympathy for the old man who might be the victim of a very shady grifter with big boobs? Hm…”

    Wow. Unbelievably sexist. She’s 24 years old. Her brain isn’t even fully developed yet. He is a 72-year-old adult man. But sure, men with power, money, and 72 years of life experience have no agency and women with “big boobs” can just swoop in and take advantage of their advanced age. 72 isn’t even that old.

    Dude is clearly making a choice here, and I doubt he’s oblivious to deal he is striking. My empathy is with the much younger party, who likely doesn’t have the same understanding of choice and consequences because she just hasn’t lived long enough, and that’s the way neurobiology works.

    • huckle says:

      She’s 24 not 17. She knows what’s up by now.

      • otaku fairy says:

        This. She may not have the maturity of a 30-year-old, but she’s an adult and at 24 there’s no way she doesn’t know what she’s doing. At 24 Tyga was considered old enough to be held accountable for pursuing a sexual relationship with a minor despite his brain not being fully developed, so it doesn’t make much sense to use the brain-not-developed argument when a 24-year-old woman pursues a sexual relationship with an older man. Plus 24 is considered old enough for a woman to answer for predatory acts of anyone she works with, so it makes little sense to act as if she’s too young to sleep with whoever she wants. She’s neither victim nor villain. The only problem I have with it all is the fact that the older guy is a wife-beater.

  29. ParlerBleu says:

    “Or do I have sympathy for the old man who might be the victim of a very shady grifter with big boobs? Hm…”

    Wow. Unbelievably sexist. She’s 24 years old. Her brain isn’t even fully developed yet. He is a 72-year-old adult man. But sure, men with power, money, and 72 years of life experience have no agency and women with “big boobs” can just swoop in and take advantage of their advanced age. 72 isn’t even that old.

    Dude is clearly making a choice here, and I doubt he’s oblivious to deal he is striking. My empathy is with the much younger party, who likely doesn’t have the same understanding of choice and consequences because she just hasn’t lived long enough, and that’s the way neurobiology works.

  30. Lady D says:

    1. Guess what song is going to be in my head all day?
    2. How exactly does one play at being produce? Wear burlap and pretend you’re a potato?

  31. Tough Cookie says:

    LOL I just spewed out my coffee reading her caption on the photo in the studio:

    “I was playing produce, of course”

  32. Reef says:

    lol, she has braces. Lawd. Women that can do this are survivors. I’d rather be broke then sleep with a septuagenarian in my 20′s. Secure the bag, I guess.

  33. Ladykeller says:

    The first pic looks like proud grandpa and slightly awkward granddaughter taking a family photo.

  34. Clairej says:

    She is pretty but in that Jordan/Kathy Price Essex way. Definitely has nabbed the Sugar Daddy she was after. Guess if it works for them both – not sure I would have the stomach for it. But Don please don’t sour ‘Starry Night’ for me.

    • Ksenia says:

      “American Pie” was already an “old” and classic album when I first heard it, It was some of the first U.S. A. music that I heard after moving here. I thought it was so poetic and beautiful, and nostalgic w/out being (except in a few songs) overly sentimental. I learned a long time ago to idealize no one, so I can’t say I’m disappointed by this story. People have many, many facets and dimensions to them, probably especially artists, and I never suspect anyone of being thoroughly moral—Nonetheless, it’s a little sad to me to think if how old men try to ward their imminent deaths away through all the materialist symbols that their money can buy, but which can’t buy them either time or youth. Young women help them to distort time, maybe, to make them able to believe, if only fleetingly, occasionally, that youth can be brought back simply by being in its gaze and its proximity.

    • Bonbon says:

      “Vincent”. It’s called “Vincent”.

  35. Blackbetty says:

    This is so gross.

  36. Sara says:

    Looking at them reminds me of when my husband and I were playing the guessing game “Daughter or Escort?” while people watching in Vegas.

    This chick knows exactly what she is and he knows what he’s doing and they are both fine with it. Ew.

  37. bikki says:

    I’m not going to judge her in her pursuit to make sugar babying her career, but omg I don’t know how she does it. he’s so gross-looking :S I don’t think I could fake it during sex if I was in her position.

  38. leidub311 says:

    Ew. But I want her glitter shoes!!