How Did Henry Cavill & Tara King Meet? Despite Their Age Gap, The Two Met At A Pretty Universal Location
It's safe to say that Batman v. Superman star Henry Cavill and his girlfriend turned heads while attending the Vanity Fair Oscars party last weekend, and it's not just because they're an extremely good-looking couple. The British actor, 32, and girlfriend Tara King, 19, have been making headlines ever since they were first spotted in public together back in October, and one of the biggest reasons why is their 13-year age difference. According to the Daily Mail, King is a first-year student at Bristol University, and Cavill, as we all know, is a bonafide superhero action movie star. In addition to the stark age difference, the fact that the two are at drastically different points in their lives kind of begs the question: How did Henry Cavill and Tara King meet in the first place?
According to the Mail, the two met in August 2015 at the Mahiki nightclub in London. To give an exact date, it looks like they most likely met on Aug. 17, since the actor was papped leaving the club that night and spent time taking dozens of photos with fans while inside the venue. While there's no photographic evidence of the two meeting that night, it definitely seems like the exact kind of moment to have, well, a moment. According to what one fan told a Henry Cavill fan site, Henry Cavill News, the actor "was such a gent" at the club, and she even "shared a few drinks with him too! Feeling very lucky." I can only imagine that the same meet-cute happened with Cavill's future GF that same evening.
As for that moment when they first met, Cavill told Elle that she was the one who intimidated him. "When I met my girlfriend, I was super intimidated," he told the magazine. "I wanted to impress her."
And as for the difference in their ages, Cavill addressed the issue head-on, telling Elle that people side-eyeing the whole thing is a "natural reaction" — but for him and King, it just works. "People say age is just a number. It's actually real and true sign of someone's maturity," he said honestly. "But in this case, she's fantastic."
As it turns out, Cavill's had his fair share of experience with an age-gap relationship before. I mean, like, the exact same situation, only the genders were reversed. "When I was 19, I was going out with a 32-year-old," he revealed, even going so far as to say that his older girlfriend taught him "things I can't mention in this article." Ew?
In any case, it's clear that Cavill and King are still going strong since meeting over the summer. Attending their first red carpet event together — and one at the freaking Academy Awards, no less — is no joke. The two are clearly taking their relationship seriously, and maybe it's time that everyone else does the same.