The age debate in romantic relationships has reopened, this time on the American small screen. Whoopi Goldberg has opened up about her own love life – at 65 – in The View, the talk show that presents. During the episode aired this Wednesday, the actress who swept movies 30 years ago Ghost and Sister Act He has commented on his preferences regarding age differences in relationships with the program’s collaborators: comedian and presenter Joy Behar, journalists Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines, and businesswoman and philanthropist Cindy McCain, all of whom are married to younger men. “Dating young men can sometimes be exhausting,” Goldberg assured during the talk.
Faced with one of Haines’ questions during the conversation – “Whoopi, are you going for the youngest or the oldest?” -, the winner of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards has joked: “It depends on my state of cheer up”. Goldberg has defended that it is not a completely rational decision, but that the logic in love is based on the needs of the moment and “depends on the person” with whom one goes out. “Sometimes you meet someone who is younger than you and … look, it would be perfect if they were all mature and educated, but they are not. And wherever you find it, the relationship may or may not last a long time ”.
After his explanation, Goldberg has shared one of his anecdotes; a specific case that took place at a time when she was dating a younger man. “Let me tell you why I stopped dating younger people. I was with a guy younger than me who said, ‘I can’t believe this.’ I asked him, ‘What do you mean?’ And he said, ‘I didn’t know that Paul McCartney had another band.’ I was left thinking, ‘The Beatles? Have you never heard of the Beatles? ”, Said the actress.
The actress of Ghost He has continued to state his reasons: “You have to know that when you are with someone younger there is a lot of information that you have to teach the person. And sometimes it is tiring. But then there’s the other part where you say, ‘You’re younger! How well you look! Yes, you are very well. ‘ So you never know. “
There are several relationships in which Goldberg has been involved, who has been married three times. In 1973 she married the former English footballer Alvin Martin, with whom she was until 1979. As a result of that relationship, Alexandra was born, who has already given the American actress three grandchildren. In 1986 she married filmmaker David Claessen, from whom she separated two years later. In 1994 she finally married actor Lyle Trachtenberg, but they divorced the following year. Her last known stable partner has been the actor Frank Langella, with whom she spent five years. Later, he revealed his opinion about relationships in the same program that he currently presents: “Sometimes in a relationship with a couple, people do not find what they need. And if you have someone else to turn to to get what you really need, I say go for it. It is much better than being frustrated and angry with the person you love, “said the actress, who has previously had other open relationships.
In an interview with The New York Times in 2016, Goldberg claimed that he was no longer looking to re-invest in a relationship or, in his own words, “get back to having a roommate.” The actress said that she is “much happier” on her own: “I can spend as much time with someone as I want, but I’m not looking to be with someone forever or live with someone. I don’t want anyone in my house ”. Goldberg stated that that had always been his way of thinking. “I am a round peg, and marriage is a square hole. You can’t have a square hole, can you? ”He said.