Dennis Quaid, 65, broke up with his 32-year-old girlfriend, is now dating a 26-year-old

Dennis Quaid and The Sharks

Two months after Dennis Quaid’s third divorce (to Kimberly Buffington), he began dating Santa Auzina. That was in 2016. They were still going strong in late 2018 and into 2019. There was even talk that Dennis might be ready to get hitched for a fourth time at the age of 64 (Santa Auzina was 32 at the time). But now that relationship is over, and Dennis Quaid, now 65 years old, is dating a 26-year-old PhD student. My goodness.

Moving on so fast? Dennis Quaid is currently dating Laura Savoie after splitting from his now ex-girlfriend, Santa Auzina. Savoie is a 26-year-old PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin’s Red McCombs School of Business. She also earned her master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame after attending an undergraduate program at Pepperdine University, where she graduated as valedictorian in 2015.

The graduate student’s Instagram, while private, features several pictures of her with the 65-year-old Parent Trap actor, whom she claimed to “love” in one post of the couple kissing. She also shared a picture to the secured account that showed the duo embracing each other, which she captioned: “Never been happier.”

Quaid isn’t the first celebrity Savoie has been romantically linked to. An insider told Us Weekly that she was also involved with Entourage alum Jeremy Piven, but it is unclear when they dated.

Prior to Quaid’s romance with Savoie, the A Dog’s Purpose star tied the knot three times. He was married to actress P. J. Soles from 1978 to 1983, Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 and Kimberly Quaid from 2004 to 2018.

[From Us Weekly]

Oh, this woman was with Jeremy Piven? Yikes! I mean, it’s fine. It’s not my choice to date The Piv and a 65-year-old former heartthrob with addiction issues, but everybody’s different. I guess I’m just always surprised by Dennis Quaid and his ability to just keep on attracting younger and younger women. By the time he’s 80, he’ll be dating 18-year-olds. Maybe he’s trying to be the new Jack Nicholson or something.

Dennis Quaid and The Sharks

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  1. ME says:

    Well he’s sure taking advantage of his fame and money isn’t he? Oh well, those women are willing adults so whatever.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I’ll say it.

    Laura’s resume does not match her dating history.

    What the what ????

    • whatWHAT? says:

      RIGHT? her educational credentials are impressive.

      her dating choices…not so much.

      and Quaid needs to quit with the face-tightening. I barely recognized him on those insurance ads. he looks like a creepy animatronic version of his younger self. twilight-zone vibes.

  3. TeddyPicker says:

    What sort of sensible woman getting a doctorate in accounting is messing around with Dennis Quaid AND formerly the Pivster?!?!?!?

  4. JennyJenny says:

    To be so clearly booksmart, her choice in men is certainly questionable!
    Maybe she’s just seeking “famous men”…

  5. Incredulous says:

    Sorry, which Quaid brother is the sensible one again?

  6. bonobochick says:

    The angle of those photos makes him look like a munchkin

  7. Snazzy says:

    Somebody please explain those pants to me …

  8. Whatnow says:

    Had a chance encounter with Dennis and let me tell you; oozed charisma and charm

    • CL says:

      I can totally see that. His smile alone would work on me. I’m not proud.

    • SamC says:

      My experience was the mostly opposite. Would see him frequently when I lived in Austin; he was usually sweaty and always seemed borderline wasted and the charm was more smarm. However the few times I saw him sober (or so it seemed) you’re right in that he was completely charming and charismatic.

    • babco says:

      Saw him at a UK airport last Novermber. He had just landed, and had some luggage missing (and a mountain it was), he was visibly not happy about it but that s understandable.
      He was with a young blonde lady, who looked exhausted and trying to stay out of his way.

      He is very short and Trump orange irl, total disappointment.

    • BuddyJack says:

      When he was filming in Dallas, I lived there very near to where he stayed and filmed. So there were lots of rumors of various sightings and shenanigans. The biggest rumor involved him hitting on every woman he could and how very many of them were receptive and willing. I’m PG-13ing the rumors but yeah….lots and lots of sexual conquests.

  9. Jb says:

    Ewwww. So this gal has brains but no doubt Is using her looks to secure a nice future. Girl, you’re gonna earn every penny is all I’m gonna say….

    • Starkiller says:

      Not sure about the “brains” part. None of the universities she attended are anything to write home about. Also intelligence, is often inversely proportional to common sense.

      • SamC says:

        UTexas at Austin is a very good school and the McCombs school is highly ranked, especially its graduate programs. Sure, it’s not Harvard or Stamford but not easy admittance.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Notre Dame ain’t nothing to sneeze at, either.

    • 2lazy4username says:

      One can be smart but not educated, and one can be educated but not smart.

  10. Justwastingtime says:

    interesting that each successive marriage is a longer duration… maybe number four will outlive him.

  11. Jegede says:

    His girlfriends legit look like facsimiles of each other.🤔🤔

    So, he must be chasing the youth factor.

  12. Erinn says:

    He looks like the kind of guy who’d be like “I’m not a regular dad – I’m a COOL dad”.

    Or like he shoots you finger guns and says “Ready to rock and roll?” just before leaving the house.

  13. buensenso says:

    there is no way that’s healthy.
    I have always fancied older men from when I was a teen and not even I understand this. he may be rich and famous and certainly used to be hot and attractive, but this is too much.

  14. Raina says:

    Somebody aged out 😉

    Meh. They’re grownups. They can handle whatever scenario by either age. Some men just marture a few decades later.

  15. VeronicaLodge says:

    I had an interaction with Dennis Quaid when I lived in San Francisco. His band performed at Bimbo’s (locally well known music venue). Our bar was across the street and they all came over. He was very charming and nice, I was at the juke box and awkwardly had the sleepless in Seattle soundtrack pulled up when he came by to check out what was available….um, sorry? He just said it was a great sound track, I think I scrolled over to Billy Joel. He bought shots for the entire bar and then proceeded to almost get himself kicked out for smoking in the bar. We ended up outside smoking and he was so charming and seemed so interested in us. Of course I was about 25 at the time. Still, nice guy. He did try to buy coke off a couple of my friends, even though they were like, dude, we don’t sell coke or do it.

    • Andrea says:

      I love stories like these to get a glimpse of the real person. Yikes, hasn’t he always had drug/alcohol issues??

  16. Andrea says:

    I wish this could happen with me and Jerome Flynn! I am 38 though.

  17. L84Tea says:

    Dennis, between your hair plugs and eye job, you are killing me….

  18. Lucy2 says:

    That’s just kind of sad. He seems desperate to cling to youth.
    And WTF is wrong with this woman that she’s dating someone his age, and PIVEN?! I actually think Piven is worse than the 65 year old.

  19. Frida_K says:

    I clicked on the link for US Magazine and was startled to read that his son with Meg Ryan is 27 years old.


    I have nothing nice to say so I’ll just see myself out at this point.

  20. Christin says:

    Who knew that channeling Porter Waggoner (those pants!) would result in attracting 20-somethings.

    Maybe she was “bedazzled”.

    • KidV says:

      OMG! Porter Waggoner it is! I wonder why he wouldn’t lend him the matching jacket?

  21. Charchar says:

    He’s so gross. He has a massive alcohol problem, he even showed up drunk to a recent gig with his band. Has always been a massive cheater, esp when he was married to Meg Ryan. At least she’s getting married to someone her own age and unlike wannabe rocker Quaid, he’s real rock royalty.. Quaid cheated on ex wife Kimberly too. No doubt he cheated on Auzina woth this latest chick. Two years from now he’ll be dating an 18 y old. Tragic.

    I feel sad for his kids, this must be so humiliating for them. The oldest is younger than this latest golddigger and what about his 11 y old twins? Does he tell them she’s the nanny?!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I recall when he and Meg Ryan broke up because she had cheated with Russell Crowe.

      and I remember how big of a hypocrite he came off as since he had cheated on her throughout their marriage, but one slip for her and BOOM YOU’RE GONE. total double standard. to boot, Crowe apparently had a bet with the crew that he could bed Ryan and then dump her.

      nice guys, huh?

      • Naddie says:

        I didn’t know Meg cheated on him. I hope she doesn’t regret it.

      • Janet says:

        That story about Crowe having a bet is 100% nonsense. She broke up with him, as both have told in interviews and they only said nice things about eachother afterwards

        As for Quaid, he is a douche for not admitting cheating on her for years. He let her tale the fall. He is a massive sexist next to being a cheater. But at the end of the day he is now dating girls who could be his granddaughter, super pathetic.

  22. Abby says:

    OK, so his current girlfriend is younger than Lindsay Lohan, who played his daughter, right? Literally younger than his real-life children. It’s just yuck to me. He was a handsome guy in his day, but this is such a big age gap.

    I mean, she sounds smart… those are not fluff academic programs. But… yikes. Also, I would not date Jeremy Piven. Dennis is better looking, but so old for her!

  23. Naddie says:

    She has an old soul.

  24. Ange says:

    I met him in person and spent some time with him about 17 years ago( I worked with a charity group in Central America and he does alot of work down there) and what I can say is he was extremely charming, smelled very nice, was taller than I expected and was very flirtatious to 17 year old me.

  25. Whatnow says:

    I would also bet the girlfriend doesn’t have to take out any student loans so tit for tat here

    She’ll have her education paid for and can just walk away before humiliates her and they say the best revenge is a life well-lived. Without student loans and with that sort of education she will do well I imagine.

  26. 2lazy4username says:

    Oh, how to caption that second photo….
    Pure gold.