Former America’s Next Top Model participants have made the news mostly because of modeling gigs and upcoming projects. It’s actually quite rare to learn about the former contestants’ love lives unless some of them are dating someone famous. It’s also quite unusual to discover that some of them have been romantically involved with a 40-something actor just like in the case of Adrianne Curry, the 24-year old America’s Next Top Model Cycle one winner, who married 48-year old actor Christopher Knight last May. But Curry isn’t the only Top Model who has plunged into the May-December affair, now there is Melrose Bickerstaff, America’s Next Top Model Cycle 7 runner-up.

Bickerstaff, 23, was seen with Jeremy Piven, a 41-year old cast member of the series Entourage where he plays Ari Gold, on HBO’s post-Golden Globes Awards party and on through InStyle magazine’s party. According to E! Online, the two were extremely close all night, displaying different sorts of couple-like behavior like kissing, holding hands and flirting.

Piven’s official date that Monday night was his mother, although she spent most of the night hanging out with Perrey Reeves, actress who plays Mrs. Ari, Jeremy’s wife on Entourage, while Bickerstaff and Piven were having fun.

Based on previous interview by Beauty & The Dirt, Piven did not want to look for love, as it is something that should come naturally. He said, “I would love to be in love. I think the looking is what gets you in trouble. You can’t force this. I’ve been working so hard all these years. Finally you take a breath and you think, well, I don’t know. I think now is the time where I have made it a priority not to work for a minute, to be more available to other things.”

Will Piven finally get his love in the form of Bickerstaff? Will the Piven-Bickerstaff duo end up in marriage like Knight and Curry? What do you think?

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: RealityTV World

(Photo Courtesy of E! Online)

Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV