Pop star Brooke Hogan's mom is dating a 19-year-old -- is that too young?
Lately on (and off) screen, there's been an emerging trend -- older women, aka cougars, in relationships with much younger men. "Sex and the City," "Desperate Housewives," Halle Berry and baby daddy Gabriel Aubry, Demi and Ashton are all examples of this phenomenon. But what's behind its popularity? Women are more financially independent, they want to have fun, they are more powerful than ever before and they are in their sexual prime at 40, says licensed marriage and family therapist Shannon Fox. Now, women want the same thing men want -- to have fun, baggage free.
OK, but what if there are KIDS involved, particularly the same age as the new young boyfriend? 48-year-old Linda Hogan, mom of pop star Brooke Hogan, is dating a 19-year-old boy, er, man -- 29 years her junior. Linda's boyfriend Charlie Hill went to high school with Brooke and was a year behind her.
How does this affect kids? Brooke talks candidly with Tyra today on this very topic -- here's a sneak peek.