News of Ms Moore’s new relationship comes soon after Catherine Zeta-Jones’s split with veteran actor Michael Douglas after 13 years of marriage and two children.
News, however, that Moore and Henderson are just friends—and the romantic hike they reportedly took was a group outing with about a dozen other people.
The possibility these two lovers could relate of age and gender expectations is hardly considered.
Compounded with the “desperate cougar” stereotype that reached critical mass in the early aughts and prompted a rash of reality TV shows and sitcom plots, the idea of an older woman exploring her sexuality has been plagued by a double standard.
The 50-year-old actress is reported to be romancing Hard Rock Cafe founder Peter Morton, 66 – just months after breaking up with his son Harry, who’s 31.
Before Harry there was allegedly a dalliance with New Zealand actor Martin Henderson, 12 years her junior, and before that her ill-fated marriage to Ashton Kutcher, who was 16 years younger.Recently dipping her toe back in the dating pool, Stewart has found herself enjoying the company of younger men. According to the stunning septuagenarian, a previous dating incident with a man in his 30s convinced her she needed an age cap.