Forget about men who swap their wives for younger models – meet the models who swap for a younger man
Heard of the wealthy superstar swapping a partner for a much younger, more beautiful model? Of course you have.
And traditionally, it was always men who managed to move on to someone more decorative.
Well neither: the roles are turning and this week model Lara Stone, 37, married real estate developer David Grievson for the second time.
He’s almost a decade younger than her first husband, Britain’s Got Talent writer and judge David Walliams, 49, and arguably more than his equal in appearance.
Grievson, 40, is a successful London real estate developer who the model found on dating app Tinder.
Unlike Walliams, who was a star in his own right, Grievson seems very happy to be in his shadow and has described himself on Instagram as an “unknown bearded cuddle pillow”.
She’s not the first model to find a younger partner.
Here, ALISON BOSHOFF takes a look at models who have been successful in improving their age and sometimes their wealth.
Switch from flowering to rich flowering
(Left) Angel Miranda Kerr, 38, with ex Orlando Bloom, 44, while (right) with new man Evan Spiegel, 31
Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr, 38, ditched actor Orlando Bloom, 44, in 2013 after three years of marriage. They share their ten-year-old son Flynn.
There was talk of a flirtation with singer Justin Bieber and, extraordinarily, the two traded blows after crossing paths in Ibiza after the marriage ended.
In 2014, the Australian model evolved. She was sitting next to billionaire tech mogul Evan Spiegel, 31 – the CEO of Snapchat’s parent company and seven years his junior – at a fashion dinner.
Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton, said: “I thought to myself: ‘She is very beautiful; I’m sure he will have a good time. ‘
The couple stayed in touch and had their first date in 2015 at a yoga studio in Los Angeles.
There, Spiegel gave Kerr a gingerbread house he had made and iced with his and Flynn’s names on it. They married in 2017 and have children Myles and Hart.
Kerr not only improved his age, but also his wealth. Spiegel is worth more than £ 3.5bn, compared to £ 30m as estimated by Bloom.
Bye to Seal and Heidi hi to a rocker
(Left) Heidi Klum, 48, with singer’s seal, 58 while (right) with new man Tom Kaulitz, 31
Heidi Klum, 48, was married to singer Seal, 58, from 2005 to 2014. In 2019, she left with a 27-year-old Seal’s youngest when she married toyboy Tom Kaulitz, 31, a rock star, on a yacht.
German Klum was pregnant with a love affair with Formula One boss Flavio Briatore when she fell head over heels in love with British record star Seal.
He was by her side when she had her daughter Leni from Briatore. They then got married.
They had children Henry, Johan and Lou and renewed their vows on their birthday with close friends and family every year.
But the marriage broke up in 2012. Last year, the couple were in a legal dispute over Klum’s plan to take their children with her to Germany while filming a show.
Her new man – bearded, pierced and tattooed – is part of rock band Tokio Hotel and is 17 years younger.
She says, “He’s the nicest, sweetest, most caring, loving person. I don’t know the last time I was so happy. Maybe it’s because he’s German and we understand each other differently.
Swap David for David
(Left) Lara Stone with her fiance David Grievson while (right) with her ex-husband David Walliams
Lara Stone married David Walliams after a flash courtship show. He proposed by putting a £ 100,000 diamond ring in a burger in January 2010. They were married in May.
He was so blown away by his appearance that he performed the Disney song Beauty And The Beast for their first dances at Claridge’s – much to the amusement of their wedding guests.
As Walliams told an interviewer, “The thing with beauty is you feel like it’s very convincing, because you hope it rubs off on you somehow. “
They had a son Alfred in 2013, but announced their separation in 2015.
Some blamed the busy work schedules, others said Walliams was jealous and furious after his wife canoodler on camera with Justin Bieber for an ad campaign.
Stone met David Grievson via Tinder in 2018 and got engaged in February of last year.
This week she wrote: “I have to marry my love this weekend” and shared photos from the big day. A fashion source said: “Lara and David look crazy.”
Jamie is out for the account
Kate Moss, 47, with ex-husband Jamie Hunce, 52, while (right) with young Earl Nikolai von Bismarck, 34
Kat Moss, 47, has only been married once – to The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince. She dated him after researching rock stars on Google, telling Vanity Fair, “I was like, ‘Ooh, I like his look. ‘
She continued, “A friend set us up. He arrived and we spent the next four days together. And after we finally woke up I said, “Do you want a bacon sandwich” and he just laughed. I didn’t know he was vegan.
Moss, the schoolgirl from Croydon who became an eternally top model for partying, got bored with Hince.
With her fortune of £ 45million and huge public profile, some also say that Hince, 52, has been asked to play the second violin role in the relationship.
In 2015, Count Nikolai von Bismarck, whose mother is a friend of Kate’s, moved into the basement of his house in Highgate.
Later there were reports of a love affair – which is still flourishing today. Moss and Hince divorced in 2016
Photographer Von Bismarck, 34, with his youthful beauty, is credited with helping Moss achieve his current sobriety and happiness.
A man more handsome than Leo?
Gisele, 41, moved in with Leonardo DiCaprio, 46, in 2003, but is now with NFL star Tom Brady, 43.
Gisele, 41, is one of several models who have dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, 46.
After reuniting in 2000, she moved to LA to live with him in 2003, calling him the love of her life.
However, they broke up in 2005, with a source saying, “It’s just that Gisele was a little bored.”
The Brazilian model left with NFL star Tom Brady, 43, three years younger than DiCaprio, and they tied the knot in 2009.
Brady, even more stunningly handsome than DiCaprio and with an estimated fortune of £ 145million, paid tribute to him this week on his birthday, saying: “It’s hard to imagine loving you more today than ‘a year ago, but I do! You love our family like no one else can.
The couple have a son Ben, 11, and a daughter Vivian, eight.
Rob is the twilight of Suki’s life
Suki Waterhouse, 29, was with (left) Bradley Cooper, 46, before moving on to British star Robert Pattinson, 35
British model Suki Waterhouse, 29, spent two years with Hollywood idol Bradley Cooper, 46, who is estimated to be worth around £ 73million.
He’s 17 years older than her and has a long, never-engaging history of dating with beauties including actress Renee Zellweger.
After meeting at the Elle Style Awards in 2013, their romance fizzled out in 2015, and in 2018 Suki very quietly began dating British actor Robert Pattinson of Twilight.
At 35, he’s estimated to have a net worth similar to Cooper’s, so no upgrade there.
The couple were spotted in Paris, at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and isolated in London during the pandemic. He went to the UK to film Batman.
The magic of life with Matthew
(Left) Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield while (right) supermodel, 50, with director Matthew Vaughn, same age
Claudia Schiffer, now 50, was hired to appear at a celebrity gala in Berlin in 1993, where magician David Copperfield, 64, brought her on stage to participate in two illusions.
Cupid struck and they got engaged the following year, even though she was one of the most beautiful women in the world and was 14 years her senior with an unconvincing goal of making magic “sexy”.
However, the novelty faded by 1999 and they announced their breakup.
The German married director Matthew Vaughn, 50, and they live together in Suffolk.
They have three children: Caspar, Clémentine and Cosima. Vaughn is one of our most successful creators, producing the Rocketman, Kingsman and Kick-Ass movies.