After five years of dating, comedian and actor Dane Cook, 50, announced on Instagram that he and partner Kelsi Taylor are officially engaged. In York Beach, Maine, Cook reportedly proposed to Taylor last month.
Taylor had accepted the ring, according to the caption of the Instagram video he previously suggested. Notable personalities such as YouTuber and model Amanda Cerny, TV personality and former Marine Cody Nickson and actor Matthew Espinosa have liked the post over 30,000 times to date.
However, the couple’s more than 26-year age difference didn’t sit well with many. Cook drew a lot of attention to claims the comedian was grooming his 23-year-old fiancée. The online debate has been particularly heated regarding Cook’s habit of inviting teenage girls to his “Gaming Night” parties.
What was Dane Cook accused of?
In April 2017, Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor made their relationship official on Instagram for the first time. Taylor was 18 at the time. However, there have been rumors that Cook and Taylor have been dating since Taylor was a teenager.
More rumors on Reddit suggested the two may have been romantically involved with Taylor when she was a minor. These rumors seem to stem from the fact that Taylor was first mentioned in the actor’s Instagram post on October 8, 2016. She was about 17 years old at the time.
Tracie Egan Morrissey, a writer, complained about the couple on her Instagram stories, which are the source of most of these public allegations. Back then, in one of her stories, she claimed:
“When they started hanging out, she was definitely underage.”
During the summer of 2016, Dane Cook hosted several “game nights” with his pals and invited a host of notable celebrities, most of whom were young adults. Those famous people who were teenagers at the time included the likes of Joey King, Kelsi Taylor, Isabelle Fuhrman, Bella Thorne, and Noah Centineo, according to the r/DeuxMoix subreddit.
The same Reddit post also hinted that Kelsi Taylor went to a game night party hosted by Dane Cook for the first time on March 19, 2017. The two apparently went to a concert two days later, albeit with a group.
Taylor was seen repeatedly visiting Cook’s home a month later. Taylor appears to have been at Cook’s home with two other people in April 2017. Cook played a character in American Gods, and it was apparently his character’s premiere party.
Redditor u/sendchickens collected all instances where Taylor has been spotted in a group situation with Cook in the actor and Instagram comedian’s pictures.
It seems that Morrissey’s “inquiry” is at the origin of all nursing claims. Therefore, it is important to stress that there is no evidence to support claims that Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor’s relationship began when she was a minor.
Netizens are slamming Dane Cook for his relationship with his future fiancee Kelsi Taylor
Cook, a 50-year-old comedian, has been mired in numerous problems after it was revealed that teenage superstars were performing at his game nights. When he went public with his relationship with Kelsi Taylor, that reaction was amplified.
Because they think it’s natural, they (heterosexuals) don’t think Dane Cook is a groomer. In capitalism, successful, wealthy men are supposed to be “rewarded” with young women. However, gay relationships are not normal, so someone needs to be twisted or changed in some way.
After the two publicly split, the comedian was dubbed a ped**hile in countless comments and Reddit threads. They also made unsubstantiated claims that he had coached Taylor since she was 17. Currently, it appears that most of these controversial rumors are not supported by concrete evidence.