The young girl seen on actor James Woods’ arm at the recent premiere of “White House Down” caused a stir this week, as she's clearly much younger than the 66-year-old entertainment veteran, famous for his roles in “Casino" and “The Virgin Suicides." Turns out the mystery brunette is 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess, not known in the entertainment business so much as in Georgia's crime logs. According to Radar Online, Woods' girlfriend was charged with two felonies and three misdemeanor charges earlier this month after authorities in Georgia arrested her for possession of marijuana and controlled substances, speeding and allegedly switching license tags on her vehicle.
The new couple, who only recently revealed their relationship to the public, have made their love for each other well known on social media. As of Friday, Bauguess’ Twitter account was peppered with interactions between the pair, the 20-year-old telling the actor he is a “genius” at his craft and complimenting her much older beau, saying, “No one is cuter than you.”
Woods' decision to date a younger woman might raise some eyebrows, but he isn't the only celebrity who has been flamed for a similar crime of the heart. Here are six other male stars known for having a younger better half.
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Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli drew headlines this month after photographs of his much younger girlfriend, model Lina Nilson, bathing him aboard a yacht in Sardinia surfaced online. In the graphic images the duo don’t seem to mind cameras capturing their intimate moment, the 72-year-old designer at one point appearing to check out his much younger girlfriend’s bikini body after stripping down and showing his bare bottom. While Nilson’s exact age isn't known, it has been reported that she is in her 20s.
Possibly the most highly publicized famous couple of late with a large age gap, 53-year-old “Green Mile” actor Doug Hutchison and aspiring singer Courtney Stodden, 18, created massive buzz when they married in 2011. With 35 years between them, the couple wed when Stodden was only 16, with the blessing of her parents. The duo went on to star in VH1’s reality series “Couples Therapy” in 2012.
Woody Allen, 77, the famous director and screenwriter, is also infamous for dating and then marrying his former wife Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. The controversial couple wed when the star was 62 and his better half was 27, in a ceremony in Venice.
Following his 2009 divorce from Baby Phat and Just Fab CEO Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons started to "look younger." The 55-year-old Def Jam record label pioneer has recently been spotted with girlfriend and German model Hana Nitsche, age 26.
While 45-year-old actor Jason Statham’s decision to shack up with 26-year-old Victoria’s Secret model and “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” actress Rosie Hungtington-Whitley isn’t widely flamed, the famous couple's age difference is noticeable. The “Expendables” star is 19 years older than his girlfriend.
A list of famous males known for dating younger woman wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, 87. The men's magazine’s former CEO, who previously shacked up with three girlfriends on E!’s “The Girls Next Door,” most recently settled down with his current wife, 27-year-old Playboy model Crystal Harris, in 2012.