Whoopi Goldberg Says She’s Stopped Dating Younger Men Because “It’s Tiring” – Vanity Fair
Whoopi Goldberg might be raising the age limit on who she’s willing to go out with, confessing on The View that dating younger men can be “tiring.”
On Wednesday’s episode of the daytime talk show, the actress discussed age gaps in relationships with her co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, and guest co-host Cindy McCain. At one point during the conversation, Haines asked, “Whoopi, do you go younger or older?” Goldberg replied, “It depends on my mood. Because it’s about the person. Sometimes you meet somebody who is younger than you and…look, it would be perfect if everybody was well matched and well put together, but they’re not. And you find it where you find it, and it may last a long time or it may not.”
The EGOT winner then went on to recall a particular incident that made her realize she might not be on exactly the same page as the men from these younger generations. “Let me tell you why I stopped doing lots of things with younger folks,” she began. “I went out with a younger dude and he said, ‘I can’t believe this.’ I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ He said, ‘I did not know that Paul McCartney had another band.’ And you kind of go, ‘The Beatles? You’ve never heard of The Beatles?’ ‘No!’” Goldberg added, “So you have to know when you’re going younger, there’s a lot of information that you have to impart. And sometimes it’s tiring. But then there’s the other way where you’re like, ‘Yeah, you’re younger, but you look good! Yeah, you’re alright.’ So you never know.”
The Sister Act star has been married three times, first to Alvin Martin with whom she shares a 48-year-old daughter, Alexandrea. In 1986, nine years after her first divorce, she married cinematographer David Claessen, divorcing two years later. And her third marriage was in 1994 to actor Lyle Trachtenberg, whom she divorced the following year. But while Goldberg is currently very much on the dating scene, she told the New York Times in 2016 that the possibility of a fourth marriage is definitely off the table. “I’m much happier on my own,” she said. “I can spend as much time with somebody as I want to spend, but I’m not looking to be with somebody forever or live with someone. I …….