Vote: The Top 10 Celebrity Cougars!
What defines a “cougar”? Typically it’s a middle-aged woman who seeks and dates significantly younger men.
Let’s run down the top 10 celebrity cougars, and you can let us know if you agree. Our list considers factors like how much “work” these beauties have been done to their bodies, their overall swag, and of course the most obvious of all factors – how smoking hot they are.
10. Courtney Cox Arquette
Beyond playing one on TV, Courtney Cox is a self-proclaimed cougar. “I am a cougar, I don’t take offence to the word – David’s much younger than me and he loves older women, I mean, why not date someone younger if you can?”, the 45 year-old told People magazine. Of course she’s referring to her husband, actor David Arquette, who is eight years younger than her. Get it girl. You can catch Courtney on ABC’s Cougar Town.
We’re not sure that this material girl has ever even dated a man her age. She went from a string of younger flings to ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, who is 10 years younger. After their split, the now 51 year-old Madonna proved she’s still got it by hooking up with baseball heart throb Alex Rodriguez. It gets better…she is now linked to Jesus Luz, a 22 year-old Brazilian model. We guess all that yoga does really do a body good!
8. Vivica A. Fox
Vivica Fox made gossip headlines when it was rumored that she was dating rappers 50 Cent and Flo Rida in recent years. Like Courtney Cox, she is also involved with a show that has the title “cougar” in it – the 45 year-old star is the host of TV Land’s reality series, simply called The Cougar, where a single successful mother of four seeks her young lad. How appropriate.
7. Kim Cattrell
Kim Cattrall’s role as Sex & The City vixen, Samantha, was ground breaking for single middle-aged women everywhere. Her cougar mentality translated into real life, with the saucy 53 year-old’s most recent boyfriend being 23 years younger than her. Cattrall is now reportedly ready to give up younger men in exchange for an older, mature gentleman. We’ll see about that.
6. Mariah Carey
This voluptuous 39 year-old songstress went from a man 20 years her senior (first husband Tommy Mottola), to her current hubby Nick Cannon, who is 10 years her junior. It doesn’t seem like Mariah Carey is slowing down hanging up those clingy dresses and proactive music videos anytime soon. With a baby face and killer curves like that, we don’t blame her.
5. Demi Moore
Demi Moore made women everywhere envious when she wed cutie Ashton Kutcher, 15 years her junior. The now 47 year-old told the UK Daily Mail that she doesn’t understand how she became the poster girl for cougars. “I don’t know why that is. But I just kind of step back sometimes and say ‘there is some reason, and what is it that I have to share in a positive way?’”. Well we can see a few reasons in that picture alone.
4. Jennifer Aniston
With her super tight body and youthful glow, this 41 year-old actress does not shy from showing skin in photo shoots and on red carpets. She also doesn’t shy from sexy younger men like John Mayer, Bradley Cooper and more. “I think it’s great. Twenty-one is pushing it, though”, the star told The Insider. Well she’s reportedly still single guys! Maybe you can help her out so she can slow down with the serial dating.
3. Vanessa Williams
With those bright blue eyes and fit bod, this former Miss America has still got it. She split from former NBA player Rick Fox back in 2005, and was soon after linked to her South Beach co-star Rob Mack, who is 13 years her junior. On the recently canceled Ugly Betty show, Vanessa consistently dazzled us with killer high fashion ensembles and that fierce diva attitude. After expressing her sadness at the show being cut, we wonder what this beauty’s next move will be…
2. LisaRaye McCoy
The steamy shot you see above is in this month’s Black Men magazine. At the age of 42, LisaRaye is still managing to make jaws drops. She was recently rumored to be dating 35 year-old Nelly, but interestingly enough she probably disagrees with our choice to put her on this list. “ I ain’t no Vivica (Fox) either, honey. I ain’t with the cougar sh*t!”, LisaRaye said to Sandra Rose in an interview. She apparently wasn’t a fan of Vivica Fox’s PDA with a younger man during a party. A little catty for someone who claims she’s not a cougar!
1. Halle Berry
Halle Berry’s radiant natural beauty is the key factor that landed her at #1 on the cougar countdown. At 43 years-old, she looks fresh dressed up or down, and it doesn’t hurt her image when she’s walking next to her 33 year-old supermodel sweetheart, Gabriel Aubry, along with their adorable daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry. Esquire magazine was onto something when they named this sultry actress the “Sexiest Woman Alive”, only six months after she gave birth. Bravo, Halle.