AceShowbiz - Brittany Renner doesn't think something is wrong with older women dating younger men. During her appearance on "Tonight's Conversation" podcast, the social media personality discussed age gap between couples when she brought up Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles.
Brittany, who shares a son with PJ Washington, defended herself for dating and having a child with the NBA player when he was in his early 20s. She noted that Jay-Z is 12 years older than Beyonce and that they started dating when the "Renaissance" artist was 18.
"There's a 12-year age gap, is what we're talking about," she said in a clip from the episode. "So, if I'm 30 years old and I'm talking to your son that's 12 years younger than me, what's the problem?"
Author Randi Rossario Maples later told her that she wouldn't want a 30-year-old woman dating her teenage son. She added that she wouldn't advise her sons to date a woman 12 years younger than them, either.
In response, Brittany once again used the Carters to further back her opinion. She claimed that there's often a double standard about men dating younger women compared to women dating young men. Randi responded, "Immediately the conversation went to comparison, I hold both parties accountable."
People on the Internet were leaning toward Randi in this case. "At 30… I wouldn't want someone who just Graduated high school.. we are NOT on the same level at all. He can't even buy a drink for you if y'all went out," an Instagram user commented. Echoing the sentiment, someone else questioned, "Why would you think any teenage boy or girl is mentally, spiritually emotionally, or financially prepared to date a 30 year old? Keyword teenager!"
Another person similarly wrote, "No… the 18yo has no life experiences and is often naive. It is as if the 30yo wants a person that young in an effort to groom them and or take advantage of them. What do you want with a person so young!? Fresh out of high school!? They don't know any better… Now if they're 30 and the other person is 42, that's ok. They both have life experiences at that point."
Meanwhile, some others loved how they managed to have a respectful conversation. "Now THIS is how you have a conversation with disagreements without being condescending or disrespectful!!! Love to see it…," a fan raved.
Over the years, Brittany has faced criticism for dating 18-year-old PJ when she was 27 and later having a child with him. Back in 2021, the Instagram model, who met PJ when he was a college student at the University of Kentucky, responded to a tweet by a hater, saying, "Yeah imagine someone 18 or older wanting to f**k me and me wanting to f**k them so we f**k... very outrageous! Call Chris Hansen NOW!!!"