Kate Moss might have a new boyfriend in her life, and when I say “boyfriend“, I mean he is literally two birthdays older than what the UK’s age of consent laws technically consider to be a “boy.”
According to The Daily Mail, 42-year-old Kate Moss is dating an 18-year-old named Jake Curtis. Kate apparently knows Jake through his daddy Richard Curtis, the director of Love Actually, and his late great-uncle Lucien Freud, who painted a picture of Kate. A friend of Kate’s says that she recently dumped her 28-year-old boyfriend Count Nikolai von Bismarck (that name!) and started seeing Jake while he’s on a gap year from school. In case you’re not familiar, a “gap year” is a break between high school and college. Well, at least he’s not still in high school? I guess?
“Yes, it is true that she and Nikolai are not currently together And it’s also true that she’s been enjoying spending time with Jake, who is clearly potty about her. She’s had a thing about younger men ever since she hit 30. It’s like a badge of honor to her that she’s with the hip young crowd and not turning into an old fogey.”
The Mail has HARD PROOF that they’re a thing now, aka a picture of Kate driving Jake around the countryside. Or maybe she’s just doing his parents a favor and driving him to his college prep tutor, I don’t know. If you ask Jake if he’s dating a 42-year-old model that smells like cigarettes, hair bleach, and the vodka-soaked carpeting of the Chiltern Firehouse, he’ll say “No comment.” His sister, however, will read him to filth about it. The Mail says that Jake’s 20-year-old sister Scarlett wrote this on Facebook:
“They say gap years are all about finding yourself, about discovering who you really are, and it appears Jake Curtis has finally found his true self…”
She followed that up by jokingly alleging that he’s Kate’s rebound: “Count Nikolai von Bismarck it’s a pleasure to welcome you to the family.”
Whatever is happening between Kate and Jake is awkward for more than just the obvious reason (ie. that he was born a year after Spice World was released). Kate is still technically married to her husband of five years, Jamie Hince. Kate and Jamie’s marriage bit the dust about a year ago, but they still haven’t divorced each other yet. The last update we have regarding their divorce is that Jamie was planning to sue Kate for adultery (you know, because she hooked up with a Count in his 20s). Well, at least when they do get around to that, Jake will have a great internship opportunity lined up if he takes an Introduction to Law class. “Professor, if you don’t mind, I think I’d like to shadow my girlfriend’s divorce proceedings. I have a feeling it might get pretty messy and I think I’d learn a lot.”