During an interview with Elle (via Henry Cavill News) to promote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the interviewer Mickey Rapkin brought up his 19-year-old British college student girlfriend Tara King and wondered what does he talk about with a youngin’ whose face probably contorts into a bold-faced question mark when he asks her what her favorite Ace of Base song is.
Mickey asked 32-year-old Henry what he and Tara talk about. Henry basically said that it’s amazing that they both have ears since they have practically talked each other’s off. (Tip: If you’re trying to make a point that there’s really nothing wrong with dating a 19-year-old when you’re 32, maybe it’s best not to quote a song that R. Kelly wrote while doing so.)
Everything. People say, “Age is just a number.” A lot of times it’s not just a number. It’s actually a real and true sign of someone’s maturity. But in this case, she’s fantastic.
Mickey then asked Henry if he knows that some people think it’s a little weird that he, a 32-year-old grown, is in a serious relationship with a 19-year-old. Henry knows and thinks it’s okay because he’s been on the other side before.
It’s a natural reaction. But when I was 19, I was going out with a 32-year-old.
And what did this 32-year-old teach a 19-year-old Henry Cavill?
Things I can’t mention in an article.
Okay, but well, we do know what that 32-year-old didn’t teach Henry. We know he or she didn’t teach him how to do his hair right which explains why his bangs look like a half-amputated spider begging for help.
Henry also talked about how he was completely intimidated when he first met Tara King.
If someone’s trying to intimidate me, male or female, I don’t respect them enough to be intimidated. But when I first met my girlfriend, I was super intimidated. I wanted to impress her. I was thinking, “Don’t mess this up, man. You’ve gotta play your cards exactly right.”
Dating a 19-year-old does sound stressful. I mean, when Tara went on and on about her favorite dude from 5 Seconds of Summer, Henry had to nod and pretend like he knows what a 5 Seconds of Summer is. And when Tara asked him what his SnapChat was, he had to pretend like he had to piss so he could run off to the bathroom to look up what SnapChat is and create an account real quick. Otherwise she’d think he’s a total loser. Speaking of, Henry was so embarrassed when he called her “bae” out loud and all of her friends laughed at him! Poor Superman. Dating a 19-year-old is hard!