After an eternity of bachelordom, David Schimmer is sealing the deal with photographer-girlfriend Zoe Buckman. He’s 43; she’s 24; they met in London while Schwimmer was directing the 2007 comedy Run Fatboy Run.
Entertainment Weekly first reported the news, and their website’s commenters are up in arms over the couple’s 19-year age difference. Here are some choice comments:
- “Sugardaddy alert! She was probably not even ten when Friends began, geesh!”
- “Long time girlfriend – she is barely over the drinking age and he is way to old for her.”
- “She was 21 and he was 40 when they met? Sounds like his character on Friends when he dated a student – but I hope it works. He always sounded like a level headed person, nothing like his character.”
- “Same thought I had. That kind of age difference gives me the creeps, especially when one partner is that young. It would be difference if she was 40 and he was 59. Maybe Schwimmer has always wanted children…”
Crushable is partly in agreement that the age difference is a bit much; but we also believe that age ain’t nuthin’ but a number, it’s what lies in your heart that counts. Awwwwwwww. In that case, Mazel Tov!