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Jane Fonda, 85, says she prefers dating a 20-year-old guy: 'I don't like old skin'

By NICK GARCIA Published Dec 04, 2023 7:23 pm

American veteran actress Jane Fonda, at the ripe old age of 85, prefers to date a 20-year-old guy.

“I'm ashamed to say this, but if I were to take a lover, he'd have to be 20,” Fonda said during a guesting over the Absolutely Not podcast of comedian Heather McMahan. A bewildered McMahan asked her, “Really,” to which Fonda replied, “Oh yeah.”

McMahan then asked Fonda why specifically 20 and with conviction, Fonda said, “Because I don’t like old skin.”

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McMahan and other podcast staff burst into laughter, but Fonda kept a straight face and repeated, “I don’t.”

Dear Media, which produces Absolutely Not, shared a TikTok video of the exchange. The clip has over 53,000 likes, 1,700 comments, 2,700 bookmarks, and 4,700 shares.

Fonda rose to fame as an actress in the early ‘60s.

She’s known for her roles in Period of Adjustment, Sunday in New York, Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, and Barbarella, and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?.

She won several accolades from the Academy Awards, the British Academy Film Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards, including an honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, and an honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival.

Fonda got married thrice. Her exes include filmmaker Roger Vadim, political activist Tom Hayden, and entrepreneur Ted Turner. She last dated producer Richard Perry from 2009 to 2017.