But according to Los Angeles based psychoanalyst Bethany Marshall, Ph D., these types of couples should stay realistic.

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The couple also spent Thanksgiving and Christmas together in 2017, proving that this relationship is getting really serious.

“My girl [Kelsey] is one of my favorite people on the planet. ” Cook captioned a photo of the couple in April to support her aspiring music career. The actor, who has co-starred in movies with Kate Hudson and Jessica Simpson, was previously romantically linked to Julianne Hough and Racquel Houghton.

Taylor also posted an Instagram on Monday echoing the same sentiments and recalling the moment she fell for the comedian.“I think the changing moment for me near the beginning was when I started opening up and sharing how much of an introvert I am & your response was ‘If there’s ever a time you don’t want to come out of your bubble, I’ll come in,’” Taylor wrote about Cook. The couple has stayed together despite their 27-year age gap.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCook and Taylor have been dating since 2017 and made their relationship Instagram official that April.

Cook, 45, and 19-year-old girlfriend Kelsi Taylor have been quietly dating for the last year, quietly in real life at least.

On social media, the couple has been sharing their relationship on Instagram, often documenting their trips and special moments together – including Taylor’s recent 19th birthday.

Another study published in the Journal of Population Economics analyzed levels of marital satisfaction between couples with large age gaps (in which either the man or the woman was older).

Findings revealed that people with younger partners are happier at first but after 6 to 10 years of marriage, satisfaction starts to decline, compared to couples that are closer in age.

“A 19-year-old will be a totally different person in ten years,” says Marshall.

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Some older men are drawn to younger women who aren’t yet autonomous or may not have the relationship expectations of a more experienced woman, she says.