They say that age is just a number, but is that still the case when a 40 year old starts dating a teenager? What about when he marries her? Celebrities have the potential to make a lot of questionable life decisions, from embarrassing tattoos to public meltdowns. Embarking on underage relationships is one of those questionable decisions. Love may be blind but the media certainly is not, and when it comes to scandals, these possibly illegal situations are the juiciest out there. Here are 15 celebrity relationships that border underage status and have raised many eyebrows over the years.

Joaquin Phoenix and Allie Teilz

In 2013, the actor reportedly began dating Teilz, a then 19 year old DJ, raising countless eyebrows on the age difference. Phoenix was 38 at the time.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

This pop star couple first met when Simpson was 17 years old and Lachey wa 24. They went on to marry and eventually divorce.


Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn

Allen made headlines when he came forward with his love for ex wife Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Previn. At the time, Allen was 56 and Previn was 21.

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