I Give Rashida Jones Mad Props For Dating A Younger Guy

Rashida Jones and Colin Jost in New York City September 2013As if you needed another reason to be obsessed with Rashida Jones other than the fact that she’s completely adorable and hilarious in Parks and Recreation, apparently she’s also dating Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost. Woooo!

As far as I’m concerned, that’s excellent for a variety of reasons. First of all, he’s a writer for SNL, which is muy muy attractive. Second of all, he went to Harvard just like Rashida did — she was on our list of Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Went To Ivy League Schools, as you may recall — so he’s pedigreed as well as smart and funny. Just like a puppy! And third of all and finally, he’s thirty-one to Rashida’s thirty-eight, making them seven years apart! In fact, they didn’t even overlap at Harvard, since she graduated 1997 and he graduated 2004.

They’ve known each other for a while, though, and spent time together at Seth Meyers‘ wedding because of course they did, because it sounds like a wonderful, magical time, and we here at Crushable will likely spend the rest of our lives regretting the fact that we weren’t invited.

But anyway, the age difference. I don’t know why I even care, but I find it so refreshing that for once it’s the woman who’s older than the man. It almost never happens in the movies, as we’ve pointed out, but it’s pretty rare in real life, too. So yeah, even though it has nothing to do with me, I just think it’s nice seeing two people hang out without worrying about an age difference. And now I’m realizing that I’ve just gone and written it up and made it a thing…but WHATEVER. I like Rashida, okay?!? And I’m glad she’s happy!

“She’s known him for a while. Rashida is into him. She likes that he’s funny.”

Alright, well let me know when and if the situation changes, so I can write a huge long post detailing exactly why I’m so glad that no one’s making a big deal about it. Jeepers, guys. I don’t even know who I am anymore.

(Image: Pacific Coast News)

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    • Olivia Wilson

      Who knew SNL’s head writer was such a looker?

    • Ria

      It’s really not that big of a deal. My husband is 15 years younger than me, I worked with a girl whose husband was 12 years younger than her and I used to work out with a 72 year old woman whose husband was 13 years younger than her. Another woman I know is engaged to man 15 years younger that she’s been seeing for 5 years. It only gets attention when celebs do it!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I do think it’s kind of rare, though, right? I’ve dated quite a few people, and only one of them was ever younger than me — and only by three years.