David Schwimmer announces engagement

Actor/director David Schwimmer, 43, and his longtime girlfriend, photographer Zoe Buckman, 24, are engaged, his rep confirmed to EW exclusively. It will be the first marriage for both. The former Friends star reportedly met Buckman in London while he was there directing the 2007 comedy Run Fatboy Run.

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  • Groo

    She’s his “longtime” girlfriend? She’s only 24. He’s 43. How long exactly has she been his girlfriend? Just curious…

    • Jase

      That was my first thought also. But anyway, good for him. I always like when good things happen to the “Friends”.

    • Tom

      Same thought I had. That kind of age difference gives me the creeps, especially when one partner is that young. It would be difference if she was 40 and he was 59. Maybe Schwimmer has always wanted children…

    • Dawn9476

      Um, considering it says that they met in 2007, I would assume about three years.

      • Groo

        I should have noticed that. :D
        …I guess 3 years is a long time in Hollywood.

      • Brian

        Three years is a long time anywhere.

      • Karl

        In Hollywood… six months is a long time

    • Trish

      He is old enough to be her father…what exactly do they have in common?

      • torontoTom

        HIS MONEY…

      • Trish

        Of course!! Thanks torontoTom!

      • Maggie

        His bank account magically makes him look younger to her. lol

      • Holly

        God, he’s 43 – you people talk like he’s 80! It’s not “creepy”. Maybe they have LOVE in common. Don’t be so cynical.

      • Karl

        He likes girls almost half his age; she likes “Friends” reruns.

        It works out for everyone.

    • Ty

      lol my thoughts exactly

      • Nshi

        His money automatically makes him look attractive as well

    • shdrew

      I was wondering the exact same thing!

    • Lenny

      Didn’t you all read the newsflash, he met here in 2007 directing the movie Run Fatboy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Eternity

        At last! Someone who udnetrsnads! Thanks for posting!

    • Trishka

      Yeah, really. Longtime? It’s creepy when grown men date women half their age, which she was when they started dating. Especially when she was 20! It suggests that he can’t relate to a woman anywhere near his own age, which is weird. Age isn’t so much of a big deal after 30 or so, but before then, it’s cradle robbing. And you don’t have to be 24 to bear children.

      • Billy

        How exactly does it suggest he can’t relate to anyone near his own age? Marrying some one in their mid twenties is in no way cradle robbing. My dad is 16 yrs older than my mom and they have been happily married for 37 years. Also, my mother has always been the more mature one of the two. It is not creepy at all.

    • Beanzzzz

      HELLO! I asked myself the same question! When did he start dating her? When she was born??

    • Beanzzzz

      I completely agree!

  • jfms777

    His longtime GIRLfriend?

    • cas

      Heh. That was my response, too. (“Schwimmer’s straight??? Huh. Who knew?”)

  • Yes

    She was 21 and he was 40 when they met? Sounds like his character on Friends when he dated a student – but I hope it works. He always sounded like a level headed person, nothing like his character.

    • RK

      He’s going to get a water balloon thrown in his face.

      • Japio

        Yeah – and isn’t Bruce Willis her father?

      • c


  • steve

    age is not a factor in true luv. me & my guy have been together 9 yr’s.
    me 48 he 34

    • Nshi


  • Daphne

    Long time girlfriend – she is barely over the drinking age and he is way to old for her.

    • Karl

      Did he drive her to her senior prom?

  • Sugardaddy

    Sugardaddy alert! She was probably not even ten when Friends began, geesh!

  • Rose


  • Matt

    Gross. Also, who cares. Also, David who??

  • Lisa

    I am such a fan of David Schwimmer, he is an amazing talent, smart, handsome, funny. I remember him before Friends, and he continues to do amazing work. I have read he very much wants a family, I wish him every blessing and hope they will be really and truly happy.

    • Lisa


  • Josh M

    So she was, what, eight years old when “Friends” debuted?

  • Nancy

    My Grandmother was 18 yrs. old when she married my grandfather who was 38 when they married. They were married in 1912. He was too old for her too, but they were married a LONG TIME!! If it is meant to be, it really doesn’t matter what age either party is. My mom was three and a half years older than my Dad when they married in 1943.

    • Hedwig

      1912? That was almost 100 years ago. Hardly the same thing.

    • Trishka

      Marriage in 1912 and 2010 are definitely NOT the same thing.

  • Emily

    As long as they’re both straight, both sober, and he says the right name ;-)…I wish them the very best!

    • FoolZero

      Coming from a girl named Rach… Emily makes it even more funny. :-P

  • Cate

    Haha, Emily! Nice one! :p

  • Jed

    That is a stretch in age range.

  • Gloria

    these days people who are in the 40s look much longer. My Dad is 80 and his 15 year relationship with is 45 year old wife who is younger than me really loves my DAD. He treats her like a queen and many of us like to be treated with respect. I think if they Love each other, don’t be haters!

    • Maureen

      Wait. Your step mom is 45 years younger than YOU? o_O

      • Jackie

        I think she meant her stepmother is 45 years old, which is younger than she is.

      • RK

        That doesn’t make it any better, really. Check that will!

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