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Helena Bonham Carter, 56, admits she jokes about 21 year age gap with boyfriend Rye Dag, 35

‘I’m siphoning off his youth at night!’ Helena Bonham Carter, 56, hilariously admits she jokes about 21 year age gap with ‘ageless’ boyfriend Rye Dag, 35

Helena Bonham Carter has admitted she and her younger boyfriend Rye Dag Holmboe regularly joke about the considerable age gap in their relationship.

The actress, 56 – who began dating the art historian, 35, in 2018 – insisted her love is an ‘old soul in a young body’ and an ‘ageless’ man.

She told The Times: ‘There are people I’ve been involved with who aren’t necessarily their age, maturity wise, whereas [Rye] is ageless.’

Hilarious: Helena Bonham Carter has admitted she and her younger boyfriend Rye Dag Holmboe regularly joke about the considerable age gap in their relationship (pictured in 2014)

The Enola Holmes star hilariously added of her toyboy: ‘His eyesight is going, so we say I’m siphoning off his youth at night.’

Cher was recently forced to defend her relationship with boyfriend Alexander Edwards, who is 40 years younger than her. 

And while discussing the subject, Helena said: ‘Good on men for appreciating different kinds of beauty and finding other things sexy.

Happy couple: The actress, 56 - who began dating the art historian, 35, in 2018 - insisted her love is an 'old soul in a young body' and an 'ageless' man (pictured in 2019)

Happy couple: The actress, 56 – who began dating the art historian, 35, in 2018 – insisted her love is an ‘old soul in a young body’ and an ‘ageless’ man (pictured in 2019)

‘Collagen is not the only form of sexiness; there’s character, fun, mischief and humour. As long as you’ve got the laughter, the intimacy will be there.’

The Crown star has been in a relationship with the academic for four years following her split from film director Tim Burton in 2014.

It comes after she told the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden she felt ‘very lucky’ to have met Rye.

Helena and her former long-term partner, director Tim Burton, 63, famously lived in inter-connecting houses during their 13-year relationship, with each property decorated to their own his ‘n’ hers tastes and personal styles.

Cute: She told The Times : 'There are people I've been involved with who aren't necessarily their age, maturity wise, whereas [Rye] is ageless' (pictured in 2021)

Cute: She told The Times : ‘There are people I’ve been involved with who aren’t necessarily their age, maturity wise, whereas [Rye] is ageless’ (pictured in 2021) 

However, the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden reported last year that she had made the step of choosing to share a home with her academic boyfriend, even adding to their domestic bliss by adopting house rabbits.

The couple met at a wedding in 2018, following Helena’s split from Tim in 2014.

Explaining how they met, she told The Guardian: ‘A totally random thing, which both of us nearly didn’t go to, so it was one of those moments that was so chance and ended up determining so much. A really happy accident, and it’s an amazing thing.’

Addressing the couple’s 22-year age gap, the actress previously said in an interview with The Times:

‘Everybody ages at a different rate. My boyfriend is unbelievably mature. He’s an old soul in a young body, what more could I want?

‘People are slightly frightened of older women, but he isn’t. Women can be very powerful when they’re older.’

She shares children Billy, 18, and Nell, 14, with ex-husband Hollywood director and writer Tim.

Ex: Helena and her former long-term partner, director Tim Burton, 63, famously lived in inter-connecting houses during their 13-year relationship (pictured in 2013)

Ex: Helena and her former long-term partner, director Tim Burton, 63, famously lived in inter-connecting houses during their 13-year relationship (pictured in 2013)

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