Another Age-Gap Celebrity Couple Calls It Quits: Peter Berg and Whitney Cummings

Age-Gap Celebrity Couple Peter Berg and Whitney CummingsAfter about a year together, come­dian Whit­ney Cum­mings, 31, and direc­tor Peter Berg, 51, have report­edly pulled the plug on their May-December rela­tion­ship. In true come­dian style, Cum­mings inad­ver­tently revealed the news dur­ing one of her recent stand-up per­for­mances. “It kind of sounded like a bad breakup—she talked about hat­ing guys,” one audi­ence mem­ber told Us Weekly. Accord­ing to an insider, the celebrity cou­ple broke up a cou­ple weeks ago, although nobody is really say­ing what went wrong.

This breakup is just another blow to an already rough year for Cum­mings. Her sit­com was dropped by NBC after two lack­lus­ter sea­sons and her attempt at a talk show was can­celled after only three months on air. Although the tele­vi­sion series she co-created, 2 Broke Girls, is doing rel­a­tively well so far, she’s been spend­ing most of her time doing stand-up.

We’d say her May-December rela­tion­ship with Berg might have been her key back into the spot­light, but his career hasn’t been look­ing so great either. His last film was Bat­tle­ship, which—excuse the pun—sank at the box office.

What do you think: Would you date a man who was 20 years older than you?


Web­ber, S., “Exclu­sive: Whit­ney Cum­mings, Peter Berg Split After a Year of Dat­ing,” Us Weekly web site, Octo­ber 17, 2013;

Photo Credit: s_bukley / (Whit­ney Cum­mings), Helga Esteb / (Peter Berg)

  • Eric Bradley

    Her show was hilar­i­ous. If peo­ple had paid atten­tion or ever watched it, they would have seen some­thing quite refresh­ing. It was a lovely modern-day look at rela­tion­ships and “real” peo­ple liv­ing with/through “real” issues/problems. We loved it and were very sad to see it end after only two sea­sons. Great cast and fan­tas­tic writing!