65-year-old Dennis Quaid is engaged to 26-year-old Laura Savoie which will be his fourth marriage and continue an interesting pattern
Dennis Quaid, a 65-year-old man who already looks like his own waxwork, yesterday announced his engagement to Laura Savoie. At 26, she already looks like every one of his three ex-wives if none of them ever aged. And while I do think we should all be able to date anyone we like as long as its consensual, I do worry about him a little bit.
In general, I worry about any man who chooses to date a woman 40 years younger mainly because she will always outperform him in sports, but also because its awkward when people cant tell if your companion is your daughter or your wife.
Quaids first wife, the actor PJ Soles, of Carrie fame, was three years older than him when they married and no one batted an eyelid. When Quaid married his second wife, also a blond actor Meg Ryan, heard of her? everyone wished them well. Ryan is eight years younger than Quaid.
If once is a chance, twice is a coincidence, and the third time is a pattern, perhaps we should have seen the next one coming a bit like a Russian doll.
At the tender age of 50, Quaid married his third wife, Kimberley Buffington, then 34, and the couple had twins. Could anyone have guessed what happened next?
Well, probably. Quaid is well-known for his starring role as the father of twins in the Parent Trap. As actor Elaine Hendrix, who played his 26-year-old fiancee in the Parent Trap pointed out, the real life script had already been written: in the movie, Quaids character, the father of twins, splits from his wife and gets engaged to a 26-year-old blond woman.