Dolph Lundgren, 62, has a 24 year-old fiance

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Pinch me❤️

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I shudder to think how many of you read this headline and asked yourself, “who?” Dolph Lundgren is an actor who registered on mainstream’s radar for his role as a baddie in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill. However, he is probably best known for his role as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, aka the SOB who killed Apollo Creed. Dolph was convinced to try acting by his then-girlfriend, Grace Jones. So what has ol’ Dolph been up to since dating the coolest chick on the planet and battling James Bond and Rocky? Well, Dolph found himself a “20-something” Norwegian personal trainer named Emma Krokdal and after “several months” of dating, the two crazy kids have gotten engaged with a very large and very pink diamond to seal the deal.

Actor Dolph Lundgren and his girlfriend Emma Krokdal are taking their relationship to the next level.

A week ago, Dolph, 62, popped the question to the 20-something personal trainer in Stockholm. He shared a pic after the proposal, writing on Instagram, “Something very special happened here in Sweden. D❤️E.”

Emma shared more photos, including a close-up of her hot-pink engagement ring. She wrote on Instagram, “Pinch me❤️.”

After hearing the news, Dolph’s “Rocky” co-star Sylvester Stallone wrote, “Congratulations my good friend. You’re the best. Sly.”

The pair are now back in Los Angeles. Just days ago, they were seen enjoying a lunch date at La Petit Four in West Hollywood. Emma was seen wearing her ring.

[From Extra via DListed]

My first reaction is always to write Dolph off as a lunkhead but that’s not fair because the man holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering and had just received a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT when his Grace redirected him to acting. He was married to a jewelry designer who was only nine years his junior for almost 20 years and they had two daughters, one of whom might be older than his current fiancée, I won’t know until I get some clarification on the “something” part of Emma’s 20-something age. Dolph may not be the best actor but from what I’ve seen, he’s a decent guy. Plus, he’s still huge in the martial arts world and Emma works at Equinox, it’s possible they have enough in common to make this work, at least until she gets her learners permit – I KID! Looking at Emma’s Instagram, I’m having a hard time figuring out what they talk about when their guests have gone home but congratulations to the happy couple, I guess?

Even though Dolph is wearing his 62 years well, check out this photo below and tell me you don’t hear the jingle One of These Things is Not Like the as you look at it.


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I mean, congrats – but still, look at these two

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  1. Biff says:

    Wouldn’t it be more newsworthy if a middleaged man got engaged with an age-appropriat woman at this point? I’m so tired of men.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Ha. true. Well, here’s a nice little tidbit. The lovely actor Sam Neill, has a more “age-appropriate” Partner in the wonderful and highly respected political journalist Laura Tingle.
      Le siiiigh.

    • meloroast says:

      its just hollywood. i actively date (am 46yo woman) and most guys are age appropriate if not a bit younger! i’m sure there are those who want a younger woman, but this kind of age difference is kinda rare in real life. at least where i live!

  2. Léna says:

    I’m 23 years old and the idea to look at men the age of my grand pa (or even father) in a sexualized / romantized way is beyond me… Just big nope.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Damn straight. I remember being young and dating someone more than say seven? years older than me made me gag. And now that I’m middle-aged, having a 70-year-old spouse? still makes me gag lol.

  3. Penguin says:

    If they’re both adult and consenting it’s no body’s business. Some people are attracted to people much older/younger than them. He doesn’t owe it to society to date someone his own age any more than a woman his age does.

    • Cidee says:

      And, not for nothin’, I think he is wildly attractive. Now more than ever. I’ll take him over Pete Davidson types any day.

  4. Peanutbuttr says:

    Dolph had a bit of resurgence recently with Creed 2 (playing a bitter, washed up Drago), the expendables, and Aquaman.

  5. Pixie says:

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug..

  6. M says:

    Yea that’s gross. Hope he gets a prenup!

    Also, there is no way that is a pink diamond. It’s more likely a sapphire or topaz. Pink diamonds are much lighter (think JLo’s ring from Affleck).

    • AnnaKist says:

      If she’s gonna have him on top of her for any length of time, she should be well-remunerated. I’m not saying that this is a gold digger-gold diggee relationship, but *if it is*, he can’t be so thick as to not know it. So, they’re both getting what they want.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      could be a “lab-created” diamond. but yeah, a natural pink diamond is much lighter, usually.

      also, could be a ruby…sometimes rubies are much more pink in color than red, but one that big and that clear?…my guess is that WHATEVER it is, it’s “lab-created”.

      it’s funny…I don’t think they look that mismatched because he looks younger than 62 and she looks MUCH older than 24.

      • Nina says:

        I have an heirloom pink sapphire ring that is just about that color and it is so beautiful. Couple of tiny chips in the edges but filigree gold setting and I took it to a jeweler who said told me to never even think about changing it out. My great-grandmother’s.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        wow, Nina, I’ll bet it’s gorgeous!

  7. Zen says:

    My dad was 41 when I was born (his 4th child) and when I was in my 20′s he was in his 60′s. I never looked at a man my dad’s age as a romantic potential. In fact I never noticed men in their 60′s period. That is just how young people are. If a man that age, even as attractive as Dolph is, asked me out, I know I would be shocked and grossed out.

    • Léna says:

      I’m 23 and looking at men that appear to be more than 35/40 years old even sounds strange to me so…

      • Miss Grace Jones says:

        I’m 24 and it also annoys me how many old men seem to think women my age are attracted to them. What makes it worse is that men have been sold this outright lie that they age better than women, which is extremely far from the truth. All the women in my office look around my age, yet one of them has a 20 year old son. A man in my workgroup whom I thought was at least in his late 30s, early 40s(and a *rough* version) turned out to only be 27.

        Regular men don’t take care of their looks at all for them to be so arrogant.

      • DiegoInSF says:

        I agree, Miss Grace Jones, women age much better, regular men make no effort! I hate that women age like milk meme, it’s pure misogyny.

  8. Laalaa says:

    I mean..
    When I was in my early 20s, I dated an older man, 15 years older. I remember feeling more mature next to him, and that’s why I liked him. I wanted to be older and wiser.
    Took me years to realize I was seduced by him and manipulated. No matter how mature you are in your early 20s, you still don’t know a lot of things, and men can use that.
    Not all men, obviously, but it’s common.

    • Chaine says:

      I agree… when i was 17, I dated a 28-year-old. Not really that eyebrow raising but I felt as if I was so mature because I was dating this “older guy” that was a “real adult.” My friends (my age) were appalled and warned me off. Now I look back on it and realize it was kind of creepy. What did this professional man get out of dating someone that had barely finished high school and was not even old enough to get into bars or clubs?

    • MaryContrary says:

      Yes, when I was 22 I dated a few guys who were in their 40s. I definitely was beyond the typical college frat bro period. That said, I ended up marrying someone who’s 2 years older. Now that I have a daughter who’s 22-omg, SHUDDER at the thought of her bringing home a 40 year old. My poor parents had to act like it was all fine but they must have been dying at these older guys dating me. It is manipulative and gross.

    • NatureLover says:

      When I was younger, I had a habit of dating older men but I think it had to do with interests. Though, I have to admit I had a big abandonment issue, which is the reason I dated older men. As I got older, I chose men closer to my age, and no more than 8 years older. Now that I am older, I shudder to think about those men that I dated that were so much older than me.
      As for marriages that have a greater age gap of 8-10+ years, it’s been scientifically proven that relationships don’t last. There is too much of a difference in their exposure and experiences/culture for the relationship to last.

  9. Jaxonmeh says:

    Ok. That pic of Grace and Dolph is hot.

    Is there any way we can get a special edition Hollywood history post on what happened to these two?

    • Godwina says:

      Yeah, he was creamy when he was younger–combo of physical and brains, and etc. AND the story a few years back that the guys who broke into his and his wife? Gf? home but hightailed it out of there when they saw DL’s photo in a frame…lol (not sure how verified it is, but it’s hilarious). He has always been one of the “nicer” martial-arts actors* imo, and this is reducing him for sure.

      *Not that that’s a very high bar…

  10. Aang says:

    When I was a teen I thought Harrison Ford was both old and very hot. Turns out he was only in his 40’s. I had no concept of old. Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson are both in their 60’s and are both still very sexy in my opinion. I wonder if I were 25 I’d still think that. And I wonder if Dolph ever regrets giving up engineering. From the other side of life does acting seem vapid compared to making a mark in science?

  11. Granger says:

    38 years is a huge, huge gap. And as with Dennis Quaid’s new wife, in 24 years, this young woman will find herself looking after an old man (86) when she is still in the prime of life (48). Having money will help but her experiences will be very different from that of her friends who are the same age.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I think it’s very optimistic to think that ANY marriage would last more than two decades.

      • molly says:

        That’s exactly what I was going to say. Ha. Neither Dennis or Dolph’s current wives are sticking around for more than five years.

  12. Mel says:

    I’m 42 and I’d have a hard time dating/marrying a 62 year old man. When I’m 62 and still living an active life he’ll be on his way out and I’ll be taking care of him. I know that sounds pretty crappy but that’s something you have to think about.

  13. Bex says:

    Slightly younger Dolph is who I picture Jack Reacher as being when I read the books.

    • Jenn says:


    • H says:

      Me too. Dolph would have been perfect in that role. But we got The Shrimp, TC.

      When Dolph was huge in the 80′s, I watched EVERY movie of his. The good (the one with Brandon Lee, Showdown in Little Tokyo), the bad (alien one, I’ve erased its name from my memory) and the ugly (most of his were straight to video). But what always attracted me to him was he was SMART! He’s also known in Hollywood as being a nice guy unlike Chuck Norris and some of the other martial arts actors.

      Good luck to them, I guess. A 40 year age gap is a hard sell to me. Maybe she’s got a 160 IQ like he does?

  14. DiegoInSF says:

    I mean, at least he’s in shape and hot and I’m in my 20s, he’s not the typical gross out of shape older man. I think they don’t look bad together.

  15. Bananas says:

    Imagine a world where men understood abuse of power.

    Side note: there is an awesomely fun podcast about Drago from Rocky, called Finding Drago!

  16. Elise says:

    He has held up nicely. Smart and supposedly nice , this 46 year old would take him for a bit of fun.
    But, seriously, how fun is it to hang out with people 30-40 years younger than you? That insta pic says a lot. We think he is a good looking, smart, nice guy but if all your doing is hanging out with 20 somethings, no thank you.

    • NatureLover says:

      Also, when you look at the expression on his face, it doesn’t scream happy to me. It looks like he would rather be somewhere else or is trying to hide the fact that he has nothing in common with this group.
      The subject of men aging, look at Michael Douglas. Now, he has had so many facelifts and tweets, he doesn’t look the same. And why on earth CZJ had her eyes set on him, my personal opinion, is that coming from Europe, she understood that marriage into a family dynasty would help her career, which it certainly did, as well as her status. I think there were reports that her FIL would behave inappropriately around her, but that could be gossip.

  17. Micky says:

    Has anyone else seen Dolph’s Ted Talk on healing and forgiveness? It was very emotional for me.

  18. Molly says:

    Jeweler here — the ring looks a bit like a pink sapphire.

  19. Mary says:

    I had a brief, chance encounter with him many moons ago in Asia and he was not only gorgeous but incredibly nice as well (with a very, very sexy, languid voice!). An acquaintance who worked with him for years also said that he is a really nice guy. The girl could do a lot worse.

  20. Tiffany says:

    She looks like his oldest daughter. That alone should have been a big ol NOPE !!!

    Damn it Dolph. Come on.

  21. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    This 30 year-old would and happily. And then he can teach me chemistry afterwards, tell me stories of Grace Jones as I cook him breakfast…

    Congratulations to her. I should throw shade at the ridiculous age difference but I’m just jelly.

  22. Annie says:

    I want better for my gender.

    But hey at least he doesn’t look decrepit and he’s somewhat attractive so I may believe she’s into him. I just wish she knew there’s a power imbalance here.

  23. Lunasf17 says:

    I’ve always found him attractive and he still looks good. I do wonder what they talk about though! My husband was a musician in his 30s when I met him and he tended to date younger women since they were usually the ones seeing his shows (he was open to his age and older but he said most 30s and older were married or in serious relationships or didn’t go out so less chance of meeting them) and some of his bad date stories are hilarious, girls on their phones the whole time, nothing to talk about or interests outside of Instagram, no knowledge of current events or politics. I know not all young women are like that but there is definitely a difference of life experience. They are both adults though so whatever works for now!

    • DiegoInSF says:

      That’s funny about your husband, my bf is actually in his early 40s and I’m almost 30 (Eeeek) and he’s usually the one on his phone when we’re out and it drives me nuts.

  24. Betsy says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for this guy (I don’t know why; I’ve never seen any of his movies), but this is disgusting. Sorry, nope.

    You know why? Because you never ever ever see normal happy healthy 20 something women with old geezers unless said old geezer is very rich, very powerful, or unless her religion is making her marry him.

  25. detritus says:

    So I guess Keanu’s one of the few good ones left, eh?

    Another man who Id hoped was better than he is.

  26. Grant says:

    He was delicious when he was younger and he is a sexy Daddy now. This, however, is not sexy. Why are men so typical (I say that as a man)?!

  27. Geeena says:

    I had a 20 yr age gap “relationship” in my 20s. It was terrible. I regret every second of it and I stayed way too long. I side eyed any of these big age gaps but reserve some judgement (I judge the guy tbh if it’s older man/younger woman). Some do last, though and seem happy.

  28. Candikat says:

    Imagine being in class your first day of grad school at MIT, bemoaning the paucity of attractive guys … and then Dolph walks in! I’d never miss class again.

  29. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I mean he’s still fine but…he’s only five years younger than my mother. That’s a giant YIKES for me and I am 40!

  30. rawiya says:

    I like him…so this disappoints me, especially since he could be with Grace. Also, and I’m just basing this off the three photos I’ve seen, but she does NOT look into it at all. Maybe it’s her ‘picture face’ but she’s just not that into him (but definitely his money???)

  31. teehee says:

    To be honest, he looks amazing for his age. I’m guessing he’s got the spirit to go with it.
    But whats with the showing off the ring stuff…. and she doesnt give me the greatest vibes.

  32. Barbiem says:

    When I was 20 to 23 I dated men in their 20s, 50s and 60s. I stayed away from 30 to 49. I rate the older men 100 percent better dating partners! They are established, have manners and could offer so much more wisdom and fun. Conversations were always interesting. Dates were well planned and thought out. All were agile. I didnt have sex with any, but made out. They BARELY asked or initiated sexual interest that way. A few hound dogs I had to beat off me, that’s all they wanted. 1 proposal! I said no for reasons I shouldnt type here lol! My point, celebitchy stans overall dont like the age gap and really see it through limited eyes. Wish I would have married one. I would have had a different life (sigh). I always think good for them

  33. Sharonk says:

    What is with these old goats? Gross!!

  34. Minorbird says:

    He still looks damn good eh??

    rather dashing, I had NO clue that he was a chemical engineer. He and Grace burned up the streets, LOL.

  35. theotherViv says:

    This broke my heart last week because my 47 yr old behind had him down as potential soulmate No. 3. I‘ve had a crush since I found out he had a Masters in Chemistry and The Expendables and his insta was delightful. DL obviously worshipped his daughters on social media but it seems weird to me he is marrying a clone that makes those three look like triplets.

  36. La Rhonda says:

    If you don’t know who Dolph is you need to learn more about your culture. He was in Rocky 4 FFS!

  37. SJR says:

    Goodness, that photo of Dolph and Grace is Stunning!!
    Gorgeous people.
    Can you imagine those 2 together? They must have had heads turn as they strolled by.

    IMO, if they are happy, more power to them. Also, it won’t last. How long can a smart, wealthy man be interested in sitting and drinking with her friends? Look at that photo, I give it 1-2 years at most.

  38. Meg says:

    Reminded me of a semi-recent picture of david duchovny with his undergrad girlfriend on the beach with her friends her age. He looked like their dad

  39. Summer says:

    This is such a weird subject. I think I need Grace Jones’s opinion on it. She is the Queen. And they seem to still be friends. From the comments, he seems like a nice, intelligent man. I only remember him vaguely from Rocky (the fact that I remember that, makes me old too). If he’s happy, I mean, I guess? All parties should just always go into this with open eyes.

  40. Velvet Elvis says:

    Ugh. I don’t care how well preserved he is, he’s still an old man in a relationship with a woman who looks like she’s young enough to be his granddaughter. Sorry but it’s gross.

  41. Ari says:

    Its funny but although he is an actor I still find it fascinating that he holds many scientific degrees and is very very smart. I think hes like literally a rocket scientist or chemical engineer or something. Its still gross that he is marrying someone 40 years younger though.

  42. mike128 says:

    I know it’s going to sound cynical but I’m just going to say it:

    Sounds like a better job than being a personal trainer.