“When I was 19, I was going out with a 32-Year-Old”: Henry Cavill’s Confession on His Love Life, Backlash After Dating a Teenager Did Not Bother the Superman Star

Henry Cavill passionately defended his relationship despite harsh criticism

Henry Cavill's Confession on His Love Life, Backlash After Dating a Teenager Did Not Bother the Superman Star

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  • In 2016, Henry Cavill raised eyebrows with his romance with 19-year-old Tara King when he was 33, and he didn't shy away from defending his relationship.
  • The 13-year-age difference pushed plenty of backlash in The Witcher star's direction
  • Nevertheless, Cavill, at the time, was convinced she was the right partner for him.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is often in the news for his brilliant acting performances, most recently in Killers of the Flower Moon, wherein he portrays the controversial character Ernest Burkhart. The superstar also regularly grabs the attention of internet users with his dating life, which often involves a much younger partner.

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Henry Cavill.

Being at the top comes with its own set of challenges and stars get as much scrutiny as they receive love from fans and media alike. In that regard, DiCaprio isn’t the only Hollywood A-lister to find himself under the spotlight for dating a much younger woman. In 2016, Henry Cavill raised eyebrows with his romance with 19-year-old Tara King when he was 33, and he didn’t shy away from defending his relationship.

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What Henry Cavill Said About His Relationship With a Teenager

With his appearance in Man of Steel in 2013, Henry Cavill quickly shot to stardom. The combination of charismatic look and well-rounded personality made the square-jawed Brit one of the most loved actors on the planet, so much so that, to this day, millions of DC fans still criticize James Gunn for dropping the actor from his Superman project.

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Henry Cavill and Tara King
Henry Cavill and Tara King.

However, in February of 2016, Cavill turned a lot of eyes the wrong way after attending the Vanity Fair Oscars with Tara King, a 19-year-old Bristol University student. The 13-year-age difference pushed plenty of backlash in The Witcher star’s direction, but Cavill, at the time, was convinced she was the right partner for him.

Speaking to ELLE, he said: “People say, ‘Age is just a number.’ A lot of times it’s not just a number. It’s actually a real and true sign of someone’s maturity. But in this case, she’s fantastic.”

“It’s a natural reaction. But when I was 19, I was going out with a 32-year-old,” Cavill added.

When asked what he learned from her, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. star insisted he couldn’t mention the things she taught him in an article.

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Why Henry Cavill Broke up With 19-Year-Old Tara King

Less than two months after his interview where he seemed over the moon with his love life, Cavill parted ways with King.

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Henry Cavill and Natalie Viscuso
Henry Cavill and Natalie Viscuso.

A report in Us Weekly at the time suggested the University student was too deep in the relationship, while the actor didn’t want anything too serious. Accordingly, without any fight, they separated and decided to remain good friends. The exes were even photographed taking part in the Durrell Challenge charity run in Jersey, Channel Islands in May 2016.

Currently, Cavill is believed to be dating TV executive Natalie Viscuso. The pair, who began dating in 2021, have largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight, but have occasionally posted about each other on their socials, giving fans something to savor.

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Written by Vishal Singh

Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.