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Dane Cook Addressed The 27-Year Age Difference Between Him And His Fiancé Kelsi Taylor
Dane and Kelsi got engaged this summer after a five-year relationship that reportedly began when she was 18.by Chelsea Stewart
Dane Cook and his fiancé Kelsi Taylor might have one of the biggest age differences in Hollywood.
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And she's 23.
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That means there's 27 years between them, if you're doing the math, with the pair first getting together when she was 18 and he was 45.
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Dane has come under plenty of fire over the relationship, with many accusing him of grooming Kelsi from the time she was a teenager.
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But despite the backlash, Dane said that he and Kelsi actually joke about the age gap between them — which is why he intends to use it as material in his upcoming comedy special, Dane Cook: Above It All.
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"We have a bit of an age difference, so it's in the show, it's in the show," he told E! Online. "If we can't laugh at it, then nobody else is allowed."
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He's also started preparing jokes for when they get married. "I was just trying some material out on her the other day where I was like, ‘Hey, I think I have maybe my first what it's like to be married joke,'" he shared. "So, she got the exclusive. We tried it out and she said, ‘I approve of that. That's a good one.'"
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Dane has also joked about the age gap between him and Kelsi before, while telling Jimmy Fallon how people respond to them as a couple because of it. “My girlfriend and I, we get a lot of crap from people because we have an age difference," he said. "I’m 46, and she’s 20. I love her, she’s the kindest, sweetest. She’s my favorite, my best friend.”
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"Once in a while I'll say to myself: Where have you been all of my life? And then I realize she wasn't alive for the first 28 years of it," he joked.
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