Alan Thicke and Tanya Callau, 28-Year Age Difference

Alan Thicke and Tanya Callau Age Difference

Alan Thicke and Tanya Callau Age DifferenceCana­dian actor Alan Thicke started his career in the spot­light in the late 70s, host­ing a Cana­dian game show called First Impres­sions. He also had his own suc­cess­ful talk show in the early 80s. But per­haps what he’s best known for is play­ing one of the most famous TV dads of the 90s, Mr. Seaver on the sit­com Grow­ing Pains.

Since the series ended in 1992, Alan Thicke has gone on to host sev­eral game shows, talk shows, and real­ity shows; com­pose var­i­ous pop­u­lar TV theme songs; and make count­less tele­vi­sion, film, and com­mer­cial appearances.

Thicke’s role as a devoted hus­band in Grow­ing Pains hardly trans­lated into real life. He first mar­ried Days of Our Lives actress Glo­ria Lor­ing in 1970 after meet­ing her at a sup­per club in Toronto. The celebrity cou­ple had two kids (one of whom is Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke) before their mar­riage ended in 1984.

Alan Thicke’s sec­ond mar­riage came 10 years later and his sec­ond wife was much younger than his first. In 1994, he mar­ried Gina Tolle­son, who was crowned Miss World in 1990; there was a 23-year age dif­fer­ence between them, mak­ing her only four years older than Thicke’s old­est child. The celebrity couple’s mar­riage only lasted five years, and they had one kid together.

Thicke had a taste of being with a younger women and he must have really enjoyed it, because in 1999, he met model Tanya Callau. Despite their 28-year age dif­fer­ence, the celebrity cou­ple mar­ried in May 2005. At 38, his third wife is actu­ally younger than Thicke’s old­est kid.

Nonethe­less, it seems Alan Thicke may finally be set­tling down. After all, he is almost 70 now. But his famous son, Robin Thicke, will still always remem­ber his father as being a ladies’ man. “My dad was sin­gle my whole pubes­cent period,” Thicke said in a recent inter­view with Elle mag­a­zine. “He had Ms. Alabama, Ms. Domini­can Republic—every week. I was like, Dang, Pops. He had an indoor Jacuzzi, and he fre­quented it,” adding that he once walked in on a naked woman one morn­ing went he went for a shower before school.

If you’re won­der­ing what Alan Thicke’s mar­riage to a much younger woman is like, you can see for your­self, because the celebrity cou­ple will be star­ring in their own reality/comedy show called Unusu­ally Thicke, which will focus on Thicke’s life with his “beau­ti­ful, spicy and much younger” wife. Accord­ing to Thicke, “view­ers will meet the lov­able, unpre­dictable, and often chal­leng­ing peo­ple who live with the real Jason Seaver.” The series debuts in April 2014.

Sources:

Aguil­era, L., “Alan Thicke Gets a New ‘Reality-ish’ Show—Robin Thicke, David Has­sel­hoff and More Stars to Appear,” E! News web site, March 12, 2014; http://goo.gl/gbjRCV.

Fisher, L., “Robin Thicke on Love Lessons From His Famous Father,” ABC News web site, Octo­ber 24, 2013; http://goo.gl/TEKUmG.

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  • Al Ly Cat

    What kind of site is this? 60% of you would date a man for money? Wow, way to set back the work of BRAVE women who fought for our right to vote. We still have work to do in the USA, there are more women than men so it can be done! Find a bet­ter way to get & ay for your edu­ca­tion. Dat­ing a man in trade for tuition just wrong — for you and him. Bring on the flames, Mil­lenials, you are the most clue­less gen­er­a­tion on Earth.

    • Real­ity

      Yes because dat­ing a man for noth­ing but a heart­break is so much better!