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T.R. Knight Splits with Boyfriend Mark Cornelsen


Gatecrasher reports: "It's splitsville for T.R. Knight and his boyfriend of two years. Just weeks after he said he wanted to adopt a child, the former 'Grey's Anatomy' star, 36, reportedly asked 20-year-old Mark Cornelsen to move out of the apartment they shared. 'It just came to a natural end, no hard feelings,' says a friend. 'They still care about each other very much.'"

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  1. Mark turned 20. He had to go.

    Posted by: Lady Kiki Worthington | Oct 21, 2009 10:22:32 AM

  2. So they started dating when Mark was 18? Yikes...

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 21, 2009 10:46:14 AM

  3. They met at a high school scholarship banquet. Kind of creepy.

    Posted by: brian | Oct 21, 2009 10:49:52 AM

  4. Too bad. They were a cute couple.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Oct 21, 2009 10:59:39 AM

  5. What a bunch of viscious queens in here. They were a lovely couple. Sorry it didn't last.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 21, 2009 11:00:22 AM

  6. Denial from his publicist in 3... 2... 1...

    Posted by: crispy | Oct 21, 2009 11:01:28 AM

  7. What was lovely about them, David? They were attractive?

    How do you know what they were like in their real relationship? Maybe TR is a complete monster. Maybe TR insisted on Mark being perfect arm candy? You don't know anything about their relationship.

    Posted by: Greg | Oct 21, 2009 11:22:49 AM

  8. Re: Greg: ...or, maybe Mark was a monster who was interested in TR for his money. We don't know the truth of what brought them together or what caused their split.

    The idea promulgated by the ancient Greeks that what is superfically beautiful must also be good will remain as a prejudice long after homophobia has vanished.

    You want to see a beautiful couple, check out these two:

    Posted by: Hank | Oct 21, 2009 11:33:17 AM

  9. Hey T.R. - 20yrs old is too are 36.....and have what in common? Like Clooney - start dating people your age.

    Posted by: Disgusted Gay American | Oct 21, 2009 12:01:43 PM

  10. Good. This relationship creeped me out from the start. You don't use a scholarship ceremony as cruising grounds.

    Posted by: Jon B | Oct 21, 2009 12:35:06 PM

  11. Hey, I'm 42 and my bf is 20. Lighten up guys. If it works, don't hate other for it. Bitter queens.

    Posted by: Mark | Oct 21, 2009 12:58:34 PM

  12. Mark, which NAMBLA chapter do you attend?

    Posted by: crispy | Oct 21, 2009 1:00:46 PM

  13. There is something to be said for the "half your age plus seven" rule.

    Posted by: Hank | Oct 21, 2009 1:08:03 PM

  14. That comment is completely out of line, and, for that matter, not particularly clever. 20 year olds are adults.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 21, 2009 1:11:42 PM

  15. It's creepy when 42-year-old men date 20-year-old women, and it's creepy when 42-year-old men date 20-year-old men. No one's saying it's illegal.

    Posted by: BrianM | Oct 21, 2009 1:18:41 PM

  16. Ha ha .... you guys are so funny. I laugh EVERY TIME one of my friends ask me about why their relationships to younger guys don't last. There are no common interests. ZERO. Stop fooling yourselves. Oh and to Mark who's 42 and you BF is 20. How long has that been going on since he's ONLY 20. Must have been a long relationship...ha ha ha...and you don't think EVERY ONE of your friends is snickering behind your back. You guys are so funny...

    Posted by: Antny | Oct 21, 2009 1:21:06 PM

  17. I'm with Mark; what a bunch of judgmental queens haunt this place. Different things work for different people. If the kid was 18 when they met then he was age of majority and could make his own decisions about what creeped him out. What the rest of us think doesn't mean a fiddler's fuck. Remember how much of the world thinks any relationship between two men is creepy? If you're right about Knight and Cornelsen being creepy, then they're right about all of us. There were 30 years between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, yet they were together for 33 years. It's not my thing, but it worked for them. "Judge not lest ye be judged." (Matthew 7:1)

    Posted by: MikeMick | Oct 21, 2009 1:37:03 PM

  18. you guys are HILARIOUS, i can't stop laughing, MORE MORE MORE.

    i love the NAMBLA comment, funny LOL

    Posted by: johnosahon | Oct 21, 2009 1:39:18 PM

  19. A 16-year age difference isn't a big deal when one partner is say, 46, and the other is 30...but 36 and 20, or 34 and 18 when they first met...yes, that is creepy, very creepy. And it also says a lot about the maturity level of the older partner.

    Posted by: another matt | Oct 21, 2009 1:49:10 PM

  20. Aside from all the ignorant remarks about what's creepy and not - as you can't judge either man until you walk in their shoes. After all it was a two way relationship so if TR is creepy for dating Marc, than Marc is equally as creepy for dating TR - so there.

    Too bad their relationship came to an end, but at least it seems friendly and cordial.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Oct 21, 2009 1:55:27 PM

  21. 20 year olds are adults by law, but the life experience gap is overwhelming. I'm 31 and recently dated a great guy who was 21. Eventually the relationship becomes more paternal than partner - and unless that is what you like, it can't work. 20 year old guys don't have the maturity that one gains from life experience, no matter how mature he is for his age. I suspect that TR finally came to realize that. He got famous, finaly got a chance to date a hot young guy, and then ultimately realized it's not what he's looking for.

    Posted by: Dan B | Oct 21, 2009 2:00:09 PM

  22. When I was about 30, I was having dinner in a restaurant with my grandmother. We had a good looking young waiter, and after he brought our drinks, I mentioned to my grandmother (to whom I'd been out since age 17) that I thought our waiter was "cute".

    "Hmmpf. Callow youth," she sniffed as she took a sip of her vodka martini. "A man doesn't begin to become interesting until he's at least 35."

    It took until I was 40 to realize how right she was.


    As to the alleged breakup of TR and Mark, I wish them both well. But I would take TR over Mark any day.

    Posted by: Hank | Oct 21, 2009 2:21:19 PM

  23. MikeMick | Oct 21, 2009 1:37:03 PM


    don't bring gayness into the issue at hand "AGE", it is creepy with michael douglas and all the straight men marrying their "daugthers", just as much as this couple.

    i do agree that the ex-boyfriend is of age so it is really not our concern, but don't CHANGE THE TOPIC.

    Posted by: johnosahon | Oct 21, 2009 2:24:01 PM


    This entire FUCKING BLOG is about gayness, in case it escaped your attention.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Oct 21, 2009 2:27:06 PM

  25. Mr. Cornelsen's lifestyle has just been downgraded from business class to economy. My guess is that this won't be a pleasant change.

    Posted by: Sancho | Oct 21, 2009 3:40:22 PM

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