Willow Smith is only 11 years old, but she’s already gaining a rebellious reputation. From her hair to her strangely emo tweets, the barely-tweenaged popstar is making it clear that she’s doing things her way. This also goes for her crushes.
Willow says that 21-year-old controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator “completes” her and is the love of her life. Umm, WTF? I know that Will has lived more than most kids her age — wise beyond her years, blah blah blah — but Tyler is 21. He’s literally twice as old!
I know most of you aren’t yet that incredibly ancient, but when you are, you won’t be hanging out with 11-year-olds, not unless you’re babysitting them. I guarantee it. I hope to goodness that Tyler doesn’t see Willow as anything but a cool little sister, but even so, he clearly knows she’s smitten and is hanging out with her anyway. Am I the only one who is super creeped out by this?! Check out the two together — even their height difference weirds me out!!
Now, full disclosure, I’ve never been particularly concerned about age gaps when it comes to the people I date. My very favorite boyfriend was 19 when I was 24. Even my friendships know no limit–one of my best galpals is seven years younger.
But, we’re all legal adults and more or less in similar places in our lives. Either this means I only hang with very mature people or I’m 10 years behind in emotional development–you be the judge!
I kid, I kid. But I do wonder what you think in terms of May-December relationships. What’s the oldest and youngest person you think you could relate to? Date? Be friends with? Tell me your thoughts—and what you think of Willow and Tyler- in the comments!