Dita Von Teese Takes a Young Lover

Dita Von Teese still has at least one thing in common with her ex, Marilyn Manson—they both like their significant others on the younger side.

The New York Post reports that  the 36-year-old, alabaster-skinned burlesque queen has taken up with the 25-year-old son of fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

Von Teese and  Count Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, who’s an aspiring actor, attended the Coachella Music and Arts Festival together earlier month, and their relationship has come as a surprise to those who know them—or at least to de Castelbajac’s pals.

“We’re all shocked they’re together,” one friend tells the paper. “She’s really robbing the cradle.”

Come on now; can’t a still-vibrant 36-year-old have a little fun before the retirement home comes calling?

Besides, better to rob the cradle than to rob Alice Cooper’s shtick, like Manson did.

Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Von Teese’s relationship with a younger man is awesome, or inappropriate?