Nick Jonas robbed the cradle old folks’ home, or so the headlines would have you think. Top 40 radio’s current sweetheart has been spotted hanging out with Kate Hudson, and because men and women can’t be friends, the media is assuming they’re banging.

But wait, ew, she’s old! Like really old – 36. By Hollywood terms she’s too old to be anyone’s love interest, never mind a 23-year-old’s. Don’t believe me? Earlier this year Maggie Gyllenhaal told The Wrap that she, at 37, was turned down to play the lover of a 55-year-old actor in an upcoming film.

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“I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55. It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”

At just 37 she has already reached her “last f*ckable day.” That’s what’s got the media in a tizzy with Hudson and Jonas.

“Is Kate Hudson Sleeping With This 23-Year-Old?”

“Kate Hudson’s younger man”

“Desperate Kate Hudson tricks young pop star into sleeping with her”

Okay, I made that last one up, but the message is clear: an older woman with a younger man is weird, but an older man and a younger woman is a-ok!

Examples include Mary-Kate Olsen, 29, and boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy, 46. Exes Bradley Cooper, 40, and Suki Waterhouse, 23. Oh and Hugh Hefner and all his girlfriends.

We dig it though. Like Drake digs Madonna.

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