Dennis Quaid, 65, is engaged to a 26-year-old he’s only dated for about five months

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In June of this year, we discussed how Dennis Quaid, 65, had broken up with his 32-year-old girlfriend and was dating a 26-year-old PhD student named Laura Savoie. By my count, they’ve been dating for six months, TOPS. Which is apparently the perfect amount of time to propose. Laura walked the Hawaii red carpet of Midway (Quaid’s new war movie) with Quaid and she was wearing an engagement ring. Apparently, Quaid proposed to her in Hawaii… while she was taking a selfie.

Actor Dennis Quaid is engaged!“Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers caught up with Quaid, just hours after he asked his girlfriend, Laura Savoie, to marry him. While promoting his new movie “Midway” in Hawaii alongside his co-stars Woody Harrelson and Patrick Wilson, Quaid confirmed that he is engaged. He shared, “It happened on the very northernmost point of Oahu, at Turtle Bay. It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise.”

“I had the ring in my pocket… It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan… I wanted it to be private,” Dennis added of the “sunset” proposal. She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, ‘Will you marry me?’ — and then she fell down,” Dennis dished.

The 65-year-old and the 26-year-old PhD student at the University of Texas have been dating since this summer.

On a professional note, Quaid is playing Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey in “Midway,” which is based on the real events of the 1942 Battle of Midway between the American forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy, the battle after Pearl Harbor.

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I am a great deal younger than Dennis Quaid and I would not want to have anything to do with a 26-year-old. Even at my age, I wouldn’t want anything to do a 65-year-old man!! If Dennis and Laura make it down the aisle, this will be his fourth wedding, his fourth wife. And the age difference just keeps getting bigger too – his third wife, Kimberly Buffington, was twenty years younger than him. Now Laura is nearly FORTY years younger than him. The fifth wife will probably be sixty years younger.

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  1. cherry says:


    • jbyrdku says:


    • Christo says:

      He is gross. He always looks like a flustered, disheveled pig …..snorting and grunting…and whose only purpose is to make it to the trough of slop filled with young women. All the while, the residual cocaine from the 80’s that no doubt still lingers within him along the prescription testosterone and “other stuff” give him that red-faced, flop sweat look of amazement as the only emotion that he can possible muster.

      • escondista says:

        tell us how you really feel, Christo 😉

      • schmootc says:

        He’s not quite gone full Sean Penn with the ham-on-neck look, but it’s very close.

      • DragonWise says:

        Preach it, Christo! I can smell the HGH from here. He looks pickled and melt-y, just like Stallone.

        That pretty boy curl on his forehead is almost insulting!

      • Nikki says:

        Christo, yours was one of the funniest and apt comments I’ve ever read! We Celebitchies should have some kind of award nominations for these!

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        And he claims that this was a spontaneous proposal but had been thinking about it for 6 weeks and had the ring? She’s a fool and he is disgusting!

      • mva says:

        I came to say – do you think he’s recently had plastic surgery? I feel like he’s looking a little “stretched” in his face. Perhaps needs to feel younger next to his new younger fiancee? But the above comments sum it up quite well – maybe I’m wrong.

      • Coco says:

        This response Christo is Celebitchy perfection! I laughed out loud so suddenly I scared my dog.

    • dota says:

      Thank God for Viagra and Ritalin!

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


    • Moe says:

      Embarrassing. I like him as an actor but what a cliche

    • What. . .now? says:

      I came here to say the exact same thing: Gross.

  2. Jenns says:

    Remember that SNL sketch with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler called “Meet Your Second Wife”? This reminds me perfectly of that.

  3. M says:

    Well the good news is she looks way older than 26, so maybe no one will ask if she’s his daughter?

  4. Erinn says:

    Ha, I hope she takes him for a ride, tbh.

    The thing is – she could, every single young woman dating an old rich dude could take them for a ride, and these dudes would keep following the same pattern. Because they’d rather feed their ego with a wife that could be their child than to admit they’re old and sad.

  5. Corrine says:

    I don’t even kind of believe she’s 26. Maybe 36.

  6. JoanCallamezzo says:

    She’s younger than his son Jack (with Meg Ryan). Gross.

  7. S says:

    She should have a lot in common with his kids…Some of whom she’s younger than.

  8. MOT says:

    I really wonder why…I get why she is dating him…money, access to fame…but for the men? Maybe men are very insecure about their virility…and someone young makes them feel like a stud…we can convince ourselves of a lot of things when we are insecure and in denial. Just trying to understand what the pathology is for a man to date a woman 40 years younger 🤮

    • Eliza says:

      But couldn’t they date without marriage? I mean I think they just want to tie someone down whos young to show off, but also to take care of them. Because in 2 years when they divorce he’s just going to call her a golddigger who lied to him. He’s all cliche.

    • Tiffany says:

      Guaranteed caregiver.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Why would a man marry a woman 40 years younger than him??? Hmm, let me see-perhaps daily access to a nubile young body that he doesn’t have wine and dine each time he wants sex? Less baggage, possibility of children? Men have been doing this since Adam traded in Eve for a younger model! It’s not a mystery. The libido rules men of every age. Women look for someone to talk to, share things with.

  9. mellie says:

    So they were in a local town visiting her sister (who goes to college around here) and there are some candid pics of him online and he looks ridiculous and old. I believe she used to date Jeremy Piven, that is what I read somewhere (I could be wrong about that, they might have her mixed up with someone else), if so though, she knows what she’s doing.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “he looks ridiculous and old”

      this is what I think every time I see one of those (whichever company) car insurance commercials. he looks pulled SO TIGHT. and the dyed hair is so obvious.

    • schmootc says:

      I saw the Jeremy Piven bit somewhere else too.

  10. HK9 says:

    Well this is gonna end well….

  11. Mia4s says:

    With everything we know about Dennis Quaid? Of course he is…of COURSE he is. 🙄

  12. Bex says:

    Ship those brats off to Switzerland, Laura.

    • S says:

      It would be funnier and more lighthearted if Quaid didn’t have actual, almost-teenage twins from one of his previous marriages.

  13. Lucy says:

    Has anyone seen what Elaine Hendrix (Meredith in The Parent Trap) tweeted about this? It was good-hearted, but still…LMAO.

    • Sarah says:

      I was coming here to say the same thing! It made me laugh so hard.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      OMG, that movie! The Meredith character was 26 years old (same age as this Savoie woman) — and even back then, the joke was she was too young for Quaid (the joke about “adopting” Meredith). And that that 21 effing years ago!

      I know these older guys think having a younger hot babe is an ego boost, but aren’t they basically announcing to the world “I had to buy a wife”? How is that an ego boost? Unless the message is, “I am rich enough to buy a wife”?

  14. Esmom says:

    Ugh. He looks like he’s getting skin “care” tips from Sean Penn.

  15. Sam says:

    Is that woman his nurse? Is that what the PhD is for?

  16. Lizzie says:

    he looks like the other side of sean penn’s ham hock. turns out the most evidient side effect to using hgh past 55 is looking like an overdone roast.

  17. Mel says:


  18. smee says:

    Why does he marry these girls? Wouldn’t it make financial sense to Catch & Release?

  19. Justhereforthecomments says:

    Guy took a page from the Sylvester Stallone Book of Aging.

    Yikes. 65 can look so distinguished on a person. Quail is starting to look like “Madame” (darling grand-dame of a puppet) with those cheekbones.

    I can’t imagine that face for 2 hours on a movie screen.

    • Michelle says:

      Can you imagine waking up to that face in the morning? Nope. I don’t care how much money he has…

  20. J ferber says:

    Later he’ll complain, like Sean penn did, that all these women are “transactional.” 1) like he’s not? 2) sure, women should love you for your old, wrinkled, craggy ass alone (and maybe your “genius”). 3) these men are delusional and full of shit.

  21. Bella Bella says:

    When did he do that to his face? The hairplugs. The dyed hair. And he’s pulled so tight. I wouldn’t have recognized him if you hadn’t said his name.

  22. Dragonlady sakura says:

    Be nice ladies, by the time he divorces this one, his next wife will be finishing high school. 😑

  23. Mignionette says:


  24. Siul says:

    She’s in it for the money and fame. I doubt it’s because of his “fabulous” body. When you’re 65, I don’t care how much you diet and exercise, it’s still a 65 year old body. But if they’re happy and marriage will make both of them happy, go for it. Still, let’s all make bets to see how long this will last. Do they even have anything in common? She’s a PhD student for goodness sake!

  25. nina7 says:

    Get that money!

  26. 2lazy4username says:

    Why is everyone dumping on him and not calling out her obvious motives? It’s a mutual scam, guys. They each get what they want, the end.

  27. Sorella says:

    PHDumb, she needs to realize she is getting him at the tail-end and twilight of his earning potential haha! Mix that in with her sleeping with a grandpa and I’m like hahahah.

    He is not super A-list anymore -for his sake I hope his acting jobs don’t dry up as this is unlikely to last and once again, he will be dinged for support at a time when his job offers are dwindling – his best acting years are behind him. Cue to her getting pregnant soon after – girl is going to make sure she has a lifetime meal ticket you know! No doubt she ain’t marrying her grandpa without the promise of a payment later!!

  28. Beech says:

    Or as someone told me “Nurse or the purse.”

  29. holly hobby says:

    She is most likely younger than his son with Meg Ryan. She’s probably watched him on Parent Trap when she was a kid! Gross on so many levels.

  30. Lurker says:

    My brother sat behind him at a concert two weeks ago and said he was an Asssshole.

  31. CatJ says:

    She looks like Sandra Locke.

  32. VeronicaLodge says:

    I met him at a bar in San Francisco. He had performed at Bimbo’s with his band and came over to our dive bar. Nice enough. I felt bad b/c I was scrolling through the juke box and was on the “sleepless in Seattle” soundtrack, when he approached. A little awkward. He sent our group shots but almost got kicked out for lighting up in the bar. He was polite about it and just seemed to want to hang out. It was a 20 year age difference between our group and Dennis.

  33. Riley says:

    My Mom is in her mid 50’s and she said he was too gross to date! How does a 26 year old sleep with that??

  34. anon says:

    So let’s see here:

    Dennis may wanna have a chat with his plastic surgeon. Those cheek implants and botox are decidedly not working out for him.

    Apart from that, the clock is now ticking on this “relationship.” I mean. She’s every Eagles song ever written about cheatin’ women married to old dudes.


  35. Jana says:

    Is Dennis Quaid trying to look like The Joker? He needs to stop with the fillers, as well as diddling women young enough to be his granddaughter.

  36. Granger says:

    All the news sites are reporting she’s working on a “PhD in Philosophy” but I looked her up and she’s doing a PhD in accounting. It’s kind of amazing to me that nobody’s fact checked that, but are simply assuming that because PhD means “Doctor of Philosophy,” she’s studying philosophy.

    Why do I care? I don’t, really. I just wondered what a young woman who’s brilliant enough to do a PhD would see in an old guy like Dennis Quaid. I know, I’m naive — clearly it’s a money and fame thing. I would imagine her next step (if not acting) is film producer.

  37. SassyCat says:

    Dennis & Laura are our neighbors in we downtown Austin. While both are perfectly nice, they just look so ridiculous together. She seems oblivious to the looks but everyone stares at him bc he is looking very much like green eggs Abe ham or however the reader earlier in the day described him. My husband always tells me “you’re making that face again” when we see them bc I just cannot get over how mismatched they are. We see her quite often in scrubs so I’m guessing she’s a psychology Ph. D student since they have to make rounds as well. Who know but on her own she is very good pretty and cheery whereas together he just cast a shade over her and it seems to be all about him. It’s gross. One nice thing I’ll say: him being back in Austin means he is hopefully seeing his twins (with Buffington) more. For a while I think he was a bit of a Disney Dad, based on what we were hearing from Buffington so hopefully he’s playing dad again.

  38. SassyCat says:

    Pas sorry for all my typos. Missing my coffee and glasses thus AM

  39. JanetFerber says:

    He needs to get some Fenty foundation (it’s the best) to lighten up all that red. For me, the red is the worst aspect of his face.