Russell Simmons, 56, may be good at running his business empire, but he’s also a master at landing hot young women—it might have something to do with the fact that he’s estimated to have a net worth of about $325 million. The celebrity sugar daddy might now have a new catch to spend some of that money on: 40-year-old American Pie actress Shannon Elizabeth.

The pair attended a Golden Globes after party together and even posed for photos. Although their picture looks platonic enough, the rumored celebrity couple was reportedly much more affectionate with each other as they walked the red carpet. Considering Elizabeth’s career has kind of hit a plateau in the past couple years, it’s a good assumption that she came as Simmons’ guest.

Of course, this is just speculation, since neither of them has acknowledged the rumor, but it wouldn’t really come as too much of a surprise if they are actually the newest celebrity couple, given Simmons’ sugar daddy dating history. Believe it or not, the 16-year age difference between him and Elizabeth is a step up. Simmon was previously linked to German model Hana Nitsche, who is almost 30 years younger than him—the two haven’t been seen together since July 2013. Even Simmons’ ex-wife, Kimora Lee, is 18 years younger than him.



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Photo Credit: Helga Esteb / (Russell Simmons), Joe Seer / (Shannon Elizabeth)

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