Why David Hasselhoff’s Younger Woman Won’t Marry Him

Sugar Daddy David HasselhoffDavid Has­sel­hoff, 61, first started dat­ing Hay­ley Roberts in 2010 after he picked her up at a bar. Three years later, the celebrity cou­ple is still hold­ing it together, despite the fact that Roberts is almost half Hasselhoff’s age.

Roberts, how­ever, admits that she’s turned down at least five or six mar­riage pro­pos­als from Has­sel­hoff because she didn’t feel like they were really gen­uine enough. And even if she did agree to get engaged, that doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean that she would walk down the aisle any­time soon. “If he really meant it, I prob­a­bly would say yes. I’d get engaged as a sign that we’re com­mit­ted to each other, but I don’t want to rush into mar­riage,” said Roberts. “We’ve got plenty of time, so if he does ask, I think we’d be engaged for a few years before we actu­ally married.”

Although Roberts sort of sug­ar­coats it, her mother tells it like it is when it comes to why her daugh­ter won’t marry the for­mer Bay­watch star, and it has a lot to do with their age dif­fer­ence. “She has told me that he keeps ask­ing her and she says she likes him a lot, but she’s still quite young and that’s what the prob­lem is,” her mother said back in 2011. Roberts’ mother also admits that, at first, it was hard for her to accept that her daugh­ter was dat­ing a much older man, but she even­tu­ally got used to the idea. “At first I found the age dif­fer­ence dif­fi­cult. He’s older than me but when you see them together they just get on really well so I don’t worry much now.”

The 27-year age dif­fer­ence doesn’t seem to be a prob­lem for Has­sel­hoff, although for­tu­nately, he now seems to be on the same page about mar­riage and has a bet­ter idea of why they should wait. “I think the pro­posal will hap­pen when we have a minute to take a breath. We’ve been going at 90 miles an hour since we met,” he told HELLO! mag­a­zine. “When I pro­posed before, we were just hav­ing fun with the romance of it all and hav­ing a laugh with the fans on Twitter.”

Mar­riage or not, the celebrity cou­ple says they’re still per­fectly con­tent in their May-December rela­tion­ship. “We’re very happy together and she’s really good for me,” said Hasselhoff.

What do you think: Should Hay­ley Roberts marry David Has­sel­hoff, or is she doing the smart thing by wait­ing it out?


Erik­son, A., “‘She’s too young’: Hay­ley Roberts’ mother on why she’s said no to David Hasselhoff’s five mar­riage pro­pos­als,” Daily Mail web site; http://goo.gl/sGmYjA, last accessed August 7, 2013.

“Hay­ley Roberts – Hay­ley Roberts is ready to com­mit to David Has­sel­hoff,” Contactmusic.com web site; http://goo.gl/BAORGv, last accessed August 7, 2013.

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