After dating for five years, comedian and actor Dane Cook, 50, announced on Instagram that he and girlfriend Kelsi Taylor are officially engaged. In York Beach, Maine, Cook reportedly proposed to Taylor last month.
Taylor had accepted the ring, according to the description of the Instagram video he used to submit. Recognizable personalities like YouTuber and model Amanda Cerny, TV personality and former Marine Cody Nickson, and actor Matthew Espinosa, among others, have liked the post more than 30,000,000 times to date.
The couple’s age difference of over 26 years, however, didn’t sit well with many. Cook took a lot of heat for claims the comedian groomed his 23-year-old fiancée. The online debate has been particularly heated over Cook’s habit of inviting teenage girls to his “gaming nights”.
What has Dane Cook been 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.
Other rumors on Reddit have suggested the two may have been romantically involved with Taylor when she was underage. These rumors seem to have their origins in the fact that Taylor was first mentioned in the actor’s Instagram post on October 8, 2016. She was around 17 at the time.
Tracie Egan Morrissey, a writer, complained about the couple on her Instagram stories, which are the source of the majority of these public accusations. At the time, she claimed in one of her stories:
“When they started dating, she was definitely underage.”
In the summer of 2016, Dane Cook hosted several “game nights” with his friends, inviting a slew of well-known celebrities, most of whom were young adults. These 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 reported that Kelsi Taylor first went to a game night hosted by Dane Cook on March 19, 2017. The two apparently went to a concert two days later, but with a band. .
Taylor was seen visiting Cook several times a month later. Taylor appears to have been at Cook’s in April 2017 with two other people. Cook played a character in American Gods, and it was apparently his character’s first party.
The Redditor u/sendchickens has rounded up all of the instances Taylor has been seen with Cook in a group situation from the actor-comedian’s Instagram photos.
It seems Morrissey’s “investigation” is behind all the grooming allegations. Therefore, it is important to point out that there is no evidence to support the claims that the relationship between Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor began when she was underage.
Netizens slam Dane Cook for his relationship with future fiancée Kelsi Taylor
Cook, a 50-year-old comedian, has been embroiled in a host of issues after his game nights were revealed to feature teenage superstars. When he went public with his relationship with Kelsi Taylor, that reaction grew even stronger.
Because they think it’s natural, they (straight people) don’t think Dane Cook is a groomer. Under capitalism, successful rich men are supposed to be “rewarded” by young women. However, same-sex relationships are not normal, so someone has to be twisted or changed in some way.
Following the two’s public split, the comedian was called a ped**hile in countless comments and Reddit threads. They also made unsubstantiated claims that he had been coaching Taylor since she was 17. At present, it seems that most of these controversial rumors are not supported by any concrete evidence.