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Antonio Banderas OK with 13-Year-Old Daughter Dating

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Are 13-year-olds old enough to date? Antonio Banderas says his is.

Stella and Antonio Banders

"My daughter, at 13 years old, is way more mature than me," he tells People. He says that daughter Stella is "very selective; she knows exactly what she wants," and adds, "I'm not going to jump [in] unless there is [something] that's going to damage her."

He continues, "Her heart is going to be broken sometimes, and she has to learn from those things, too. It's called 'life.' She has to live that herself."

Do YOU think 13-year-olds are ready to date?


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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
Melissa May 18, 2010, 2:53 AM

I think that depends on what you call “dating”. Full on going out alone? No. Going ice skating or to the movies with a group of friends? I have no problem as long as A) I know the friends B) There are other parents involved who also have no problem with it. C) The boy she is interested in.

Lily May 18, 2010, 12:07 PM

Let them date in full view because once they go “underground” and stop sharing information you have a really fight on your hands. Because when a relationship is that is done in secrecy it always feels more exciting and lustful. Let’s face it kids grow up and have sex, sometimes before we or they are ready for that to happen isn’t it best if we know and can steer them in the right direction. Don’t close doors open them!


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