Apparently, Tom Cruise has proposed to Katie Holmes.
He’s 42. She’s 26, making a 16-year age difference between them.
I don’t know why I feel so scandalized. The Guy is 14 years older than I am, and except for the few occasions on which I’ve gone off in tears (my own doing, naturally), screaming that I’m too young and naive and stupid for him (or the times when he tries to tell me about movies and celebrities and TV shows and music groups of which I’ve never heard), the age thing has never been a problem for us.
Then again, The Guy is a lot more attractive than Tom Cruise, who admittedly can be quite handsome, but only from certain angles, because I’ve definitely seen some shots of him where my first reaction is, "OH MY GOD! THERE’S SOMETHING ON HIS FACE AND IT’S EATING HIS– oh, wait, no, that’s just his nose."