Some female fans of Norman Reedus will feel like they've been shot in the heart by one of Daryl Dixon's arrows when they learn that he's dating a girl half his age. Yep, the beloved "The Walking Dead" star is one of those guys. According to a Dec. 16 report by Wetpaint, the 44-year-old actor recently attended the Jingle Ball, where he was spotted holding hands with his 20-year-old girlfriend, a model named Cecilia Singley. He's practically the walking dead when compared to his lady love!
It might be hard for some to believe that Norman has become a slimy Hollywood stereotype (*cough* Leonardo DiCaprio *cough*). After all, you probably thought that he was different with his love of weird photography and his cool kitty named Eye in the Dark. Male fans might applaud Reedus for taking advantage of his star status to get with a girl who was in high school just two years ago, but his very loyal faction of female fans, who bear names like Dixon's Vixens, are probably disappointed to learn that the actor is just a little bit shallow—anytime a guy dates a young model, it does kind of seem like the only thing they want in a girl is for her to be young and hot.
But maybe Norman Reedus actually fell for Cecilia Singley because of her big heart. Back in April, Cecilia told The Huffington Post that she was volunteering at a women's shelter when she got the call about being a Ford model. And it kind of makes sense for Norman to date a model since he's so into photography.
Cecilia was described as "the next Gisele" by HuffPo, and she told the website that she was trying really hard to stay single. "I am a lover, I fall in love quickly!" she revealed. Hopefully Norman isn't taking advantage of a girl who easily gets attached to a guy.
Interestingly, Norman and Cecilia have reportedly been dating since late April, so the model didn't do a good job of staying single after her HuffPo interview. She has managed to be a part of Norman's life for over seven months and was photographed holding hands with him, so maybe "The Walking Dead" star really does care about his almost-jailbait. And maybe the dreams of all the Daryl Dixon/Beth Greene shippers out there will eventually come true.
So do you think that this relationship is the real deal, or do you think someone is being used?