A retrospective of love connections between older women and younger men.
We Belong Together
Chart-topper Mariah Carey got hitched to music executive Tommy Mottola, who was 2O years her senior and signed the Long Island, New York, vocal powerhouse when she was 18. In 1998, the two split and it was Carey’s turn to rob the cradle. One of her first young studs was New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, who was five years her junior. Despite the quick fizzle of their relationship, the pop singer’s affinity for younger men did not. Earlier this year, 39-year-old Carey shocked the world when she and actor–rapper Nick Cannon, 27, married after a whirlwind romance.
- Charreah Jackson