Dane Cook, 46, met his 19-year-old girlfriend at a ‘game night’ at his house, ugh

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Clearly this isn’t working out for us.

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In January of this year, we learned that Dane Cook is dating a teenager. He was 45 years old at the time, and now he’s 46. His girlfriend Kelsi Taylor is 19. It’s a 26-year age difference, and an absolutely enormous gap in life experience. It’s gross and I feel sorry for Kelsi – not only is she dating a guy who is so much older, she’s dating… Dane Cook. Poor Kelsi. Anyway, Dane and Kelsi are still together and Dane did a Q&A with fans on Instagram Stories this week. He ended up answering some questions about his relationship:

When one follower asked to share his advice for those in age gap relationships, Dane joked, “The only thing you have to do is plan that your deaths will be somewhat far apart.”

As for how these two met? It all started with a friendship at an unexpected place. “We met at a game night I host at my place,” he revealed. “We were friends for a while and soon after, fell in like with each and then upgraded to love.”

In their free time, the couple enjoys watching The Handmaid’s Tale. Kelsi is also more than happy to travel with Dane when he is on tour. And when the singer hits the road to perform songs from her EP, Dane promises he will be there to support.

“Kelsi is smart, kind, creative, loyal & honest,” Dane shared during the Q&A. “As for me, I think Kelsi would says I’m tolerable. LOL.”

And for those wondering what the couple’s family thinks of the romance, they are totally on board.

“I love her family and we are pretty close and do dinner and hang,” Dane revealed. “My family pretty much all died years ago but @_CourtneyCook_ my sister like Kelsi a lot.”

[From E! News]

So… he invited a teenage girl to his Game Night and then they were “friends for a while.” Sounds like he met her when she was, like, 16 or 17 years old. Was he grooming her? Ew, I just dry-heaved a little bit. And why was a teenage girl at a 40-something man’s Game Night?

Also: Kelsi is drop-dead gorgeous. Um, she could definitely do better. I’ll just leave it at that. No, I’ll say this: when I was 18-19, I probably wouldn’t have seen it as a big deal to date someone that much older than me, but that’s because when you’re that age, you aren’t thinking about forever or “will I still be with this person in ten years?” You make terrible dating mistakes at that age. And that’s what this is. Kelsi’s terrible dating mistake at 19.

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My man by my side + some good food inside. #bothyummy

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  1. hnmmom says:

    My first thought was she was the babysitter someone brought along for their kids.

  2. LG says:

    Lotta ughh here, but I was caught by that bit about his family being mostly dead? I know his parents are gone and he has drama with his half-brother, but Wiki tells me he has five sisters…so what’s up with the rest of them?

    • susiecue says:

      Yeah, the “pretty much” makes me think there’s some estrangement in addition to death

      This…isn’t kind, but that last picture. Is horrifying. He looks like Beelzebub trying to disguise himself as a regular dude.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I agree with your assessment of how he looks in that pic.


        plus he looks like one of those guys who never does a leg-day at the gym. the upper body looks out of proportion.

      • GigiC says:

        I’m dying at everything in this comment, it’s so perfect. 😂😂😂

      • Frida_K says:

        It looks like Botox, I think. The outer edges of his eyebrows are high up and the mid-brow aspect is frozen and, indeed, smooth as the proverbial baby’s behind.

        Between his clothes (generic bro, like he’s in an advertisement for Sears or Walmart) + the Beelzebub Brow, yes, he is definitely swinging and missing when it comes to his “I’m one o’ the kidz” vibe.

      • MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

        @susiecue, He looks that way in the top pic too…just add some horns!

  3. Starkiller says:

    Fat old pervert. She looks like she’s trying to get away from him in both of the pictures.

  4. Really says:

    Where are her parents?

    He’s gross.

  5. Mc says:

    His eyebrows look evil. He’s gross.

  6. Laura says:

    I used to think he was hot, but that was 15 years ago. Now I think he seems gross and creepy.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      He is starting to look like Bryan Singer, and you know acting like him too.

      • Justjj says:

        ^I agree! It’s that leering, predatory, look. So easy to spot. This man has always seemed very unstable to me. He doesn’t seem like a well adjusted or even safe indivual, age difference notwithstanding.

        Where are her parents?????

  7. Kaz says:

    She’s an adult, her parents can’t control who she dates.

  8. KNy says:

    I have a weird take on this. She’s 19 and thinks being with him is better than working. It’s not like he’s Leonardo DiCaprio who is a mega-superstar and has Titanic and Romeo & Juliet on his resume. I could see how a young woman would be momentarily dazzled by DiCaprio. But Dane Cook is a crappy comedian who was popular 10 years ago – when she was in the third grade. He’s a loser. I don’t know why, but I have a feeling this Kelsi girl knows this and is just like, “Whatevs. He’s got money.” She is legit leaning away from him in the photos.

    • Crumbs says:

      Yeah, I think she’s aware he’s not at his peak. She probably enjoys traveling with him for free, and hopes what little connections he has can get her music career started. Then she’ll dump him. I mean, we know more about her now than we would have if she wasn’t dating him. For Dane, it’s so disturbing that he was befriending her so young. So gross.

      • KNy says:

        Oh, ITA. It’s totally gross. But Dane Cook has been such a joke for so long that weirdly I feel like she’s going into this eyes open. At least, I hope she is.

    • Alisha says:

      @KNY It is not that weird at all. Throughout my late teens and early twenties, I knew a few girls that were really into well off older men. I remember being very secretly jealous at the time of one girl who was a friend at school who did not have to worry about the cost of books or tuition and even got a new car, as mine was always breaking down so she often gave me rides and did not have to work. I believe some of them were truly dazzled by the men and it was not hard to see why, they were often charming, successful and established. But I worked with another girl who was very open about having a “Sugar daddy” and he took her to fabulous places. Most of them grew out of it, I think.

      • mltpsych says:

        This. My niece told me when she was in college a few years ago that her and her friends would go on dating apps and decide if there were older men who could take them on trips and pay for luxury items etc in exchange for being their girlfriend. I couldn’t believe how cold they were about the whole exchange

  9. Missy says:

    Holy Botox!

  10. damejudi says:

    Dudes with short legs should skip the skinny jeans.

    That’s all I’ve got.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Ew ew ew ew ew.
    Yeah I find the “it’s Dane Cook” thing grosser than the age thing. And the age thing is pretty bad.

  12. Vinyl Butterfly says:

    I like the way he slips in supporting her when she is singing songs off her EP. She is an aspiring singer and he talks about it a lot.

    Could she be using him to jumpstart her singing career? Hmmmmmm…

  13. Lila says:

    I was just telling my husband that this is gross that Dan Cook is 46 and dating a 19 year old and it is gross. I asked why do men date such younger women? He said, “Because they can and it takes two to tango. She could walk away from the whole thing if she wanted.” I guess people stay in these relationships because both of their needs are being met right now, even if it maybe an unhealthy relationship.

    • Kitten says:

      I don’t know if the “because they can” thing is always true though. Like, I know Hugh Jackman is a unicorn in Hollywood but he could EASILY date younger and he doesn’t. There are plenty of examples of age-appropriate relationships in Hollywood: most of the famous couples have 5 years or less age-difference.

      I just can’t get away from the idea that there’s something *off* with men who date women who are 20-25 years younger than them and I will forever side-eye them.

      • Missy says:

        just because they can doesn’t mean they will though, I’m sure he didn’t mean every guy would. Hugh jackman seems like a good man, who adores and appreciates his wife. Dane seems like the kind of douche bro who will continue to go out with very young women to look cool or something. Not every guy is an asshole

      • Alisha says:

        @kitten I think it has to do with maturity level and life stage. Some men just want a trophy, others either have something to prove or the need to recapture their youth. Based on my experiences, the mid-life crisis is very real for some people. But I also know many men who want real relationships and companionship and they would not date very young girls, even though they could. I suppose it is more normal in the shallow world of Hollywood, where a lot of relationships also seem to be for PR or another goal in mind. But Dane has always seemed to have the maturity level of a young boy so his relationship does not surprise me.

      • Kitten says:

        @ Alisha-Yes that’s true. I think it’s more symptomatic of Dane Cook’s immature personality and less symptomatic of the *male condition* in general.

        And I don’t say that naively–over the years I have know many men that lust after younger women. That being said, those are men that I’ve never respected because of many reasons that have nothing to do with who they prefer to date. In other words, there were sketchy aspects to their personality that likely go hand-in-hand with the desire to date much younger women.

      • Nic919 says:

        When the 20 plus age difference involves a woman under the age of 25 I always side eye it. While technically you are an adult at 18, emotionally most are not actually mature (guys and girls) and older guys creep on them and they can’t see through it. Also I still side eye the Aaron Taylor Johnson thing because that seems like grooming too.

  14. Hazel says:

    Yuck. She looks even younger than 19 in that photo. Old rich dude and young pretty girl. Tale as old as time.

  15. Mrreow says:

    Holy Botox, Fatman.

    He looks so bloated, weirdly plastic and perverse. Hopefully that kid realizes soon that he’s a dead end for a career boost and goes on to find someone else a little less creepy. That’s going to be the ex she shudders over seeing naked.

  16. Honey bear says:

    New EP? Don’t act like this is an innocent child. She knows what she is doing and is probably using him for any publicity and star access she can get.

  17. Nicegirl says:

    This disgusts me. My eldest son is 20 and I’m pretty sure it would take all the weed for me to not flip my shiz if he were to take up with a washed up 46 year old. Of any gender.

    • Missy says:

      An ex of mine from high school recently started going out with a 45 year old woman who has three kids. 15 year difference and his family are not happy about it. It’s a really weird situation, I feel like he’s looking for a mommy to take care of him

      • Annie says:

        Man, if I was his mom, gloves would come off and I would not be having it. She would get an earful from me personally and I would blast her on all social media. I don’t care if my son is 18. He doesn’t know what he’s doing and predators can be female too. This stuff affects these kids psychologically forever. Your first sexual and romantic experiences shouldn’t be with people miles above you in life experience. You deserve normal experiences with people closer to your age. Someone who knows more than you and has more money than you automatically has control over you. Also, wtf, a single mom of three dating a teenager? Awesome life choices, lady. Now you got a fourth kid.

        The things people do to not accept their age and life stage. You won’t be young again by hooking up with young kids.

      • Kitten says:

        But he’s 30 right? 30 and 45 is so different than 18 and 33. It’s still kind of odd, but it’s not creepy to me.
        It probably sounds arbitrary to some but I honestly think that 30 years old is kind of like a threshold. At 30, you can make your own choices in terms of who you date.

      • La says:

        I know a guy that started dating a 40 year old woman at 22. They ended up married and have 2 kids, but she also had two almost grown children from a previous relationship. So now she’s a grandma with preteens and he’s technically a grandpa at 37. Their relationship seems decent but still has a very weird dynamic and it causes tension with his parents and some of the other extended family. I’m so curious about how the relationship started and what they initially saw in each other (money is not a factor and neither would be considered “hot”) but I’m not close enough to them to ask.

  18. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    I’ve always thought Dane Cook gave off bad vibes

  19. JeanGrey says:

    At 19 even I could have done better than Dane Cook. She’s shooting for a singing career and he has the money to finance it. I wouldn’t be surprised if she hooks up with someone younger and hotter or if she hasn’t already.

  20. Mo' Comments Mo' Problems says:

    I thought that was Kylie Jenner in that first pic. smh.

  21. Lala11_7 says:

    You damn near 50…and you’re dating a teen…that’s gross…and there ain’t now way to pretty that up….

  22. Tiffany says:

    You know, why is it every pic has the lady dresses upward or to the nines while the dude looks like he just rolled out of bed when heading out together.

    That alone would not want me to claim them in public because the dude sure as hell would not if it was reversed.

  23. holly hobby says:

    Ugh what’s with his forehead? His eyebrows too? Other than that he is gross. I feel sorry for her.

  24. Reef says:

    This is pretty much on brand for Dane Cook.

  25. Pamela says:

    Gross. So gross.

    I think all these older dudes think they look like winners when they can “score” the pretty young things. But it gets to a point where it just looks pathetic. When you are nearing 50 and dating a TEEN, that is *ridiculous*. And it is only their $ and connections. It isn’t like the rest of us are like “oooh…Dane has still got it, he is still pulling in the young babes.” Nope, you are rich and have connections. Period.

    Ironically, someone like Hugh Jackman could get ALL the girls because he IS that hot at 50, and he is happily married to a woman who is age appropriate.

    Also, these asshats all live in Hollywood where ALL the women are ridiculously gorgeous, can’t he find a 35 year old that looks like a trophy, but has her own life already.

    • Kitten says:

      “I think all these older dudes think they look like winners when they can “score” the pretty young things. But it gets to a point where it just looks pathetic.”

      Yes, he looks pathetic to US.
      But these men don’t care about what women think about their relationship, they just want the high-fives from other dudes. Which I think is really telling in and of itself…

      • anony says:

        Exactly–he looks pathetic to us. Words right out of my mouth, Kitten.

        To people with what I’ll call a “dude” mentality: he’s hit the jackpot.

  26. Happy21 says:

    Good lord! He’s giving some serious Carrot Top vibes with those eye brows/eye. Eeek.

  27. TheHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    That smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese for lunch is feeling like it was a terrible idea. I read this, I read the Trump posts… 🤢🤢🤢

  28. BaBaDook says:

    Honestly they’ll make the prettiest pair at the daddy daughter dance at whatever middle school she goes to.

  29. Molly says:

    He’s also PEAK pathetic on her instagram. The curated photos they post themselves are highly angled and botoxed enough to not be too gross, but he’s so disgusting in paparazzi photos they don’t control. He looks every bit like a 50 year old man at the beach. Kelsi, honey, he has OLD BALLS. Ew.

  30. Tw says:

    Nice brow lift, douche.

  31. Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

    To be fair, Dane Cook probably can’t find any woman in his own generation who could describe him as “tolerable”.

  32. vesper says:

    She needs to bounce on this…she will regret this one day. I dated someone 21 years older than me when I was 25. We had a great time, but ultimately the gap in maturity was too big. ( I was more mature) We have stayed friends. But one day it occured to me that he was the same age as my parents and I was weirded out by that. LOL

  33. Alice says:

    Kind of off-topic but are the embedded instagram photos not showing up for anyone else? I’ve noticed this for the past few weeks and it’s any post on CB with instagram photos, they just show up as blank with the caption underneath. Anyone?

  34. Bee says:

    I’m a 46 year old mom and my son is 19. Ick. If I were single, the last age group I’d want to date would be that of his [very nice] friends. 😝

  35. bears says:

    Way to basically admit that your teenage girlfriend was UNDER AGE when you met her & hooked up, you creepy, untalented pedophile.

  36. Jag says:

    His eyebrows are horrible.

    I think this is more of a sugardaddy kind of arrangement. If she has heard the rumors about him, then she knows that he’s allegedly not in it for the long haul and she won’t be the only one, either.

    I guess get it while she can? I wouldn’t touch him with a 10-foot pole, but to each their own.

  37. Logan says:

    Game night at his house? He was on Bumble for a while before dating her and unsurprisingly, was a huge douche. Yuck all around.

  38. trh says:

    That second photo is like a leaning tower of imbalance of power.

    And those… eyebrows…

  39. Blackbetty says:

    I like older men but this is gross. Major gross when the young person is still a teenager. My parents would have killed me, if I’d done that as a teenager!

  40. Blackbetty says:

    Where are her parents?

  41. Cupcake says:

    Just goes to show that money and “success” don’t cover up for gross.

  42. RuddyZooKeepee says:

    What sort of comedian actually LOLs themselves?

  43. Jezza says:

    It’s nice when kids want to hang out with their parents!