HP Baxxter and his new girlfriend are 37 years apart. It’s not the only German celebrity relationship with a big age difference.
Scooter frontman HP Baxxter (59) makes headlines with his new girlfriend Sara (22). The student is 37 years younger than the musician. Other German celebrity men also have relationships with a large age difference.
Michael Wendler and Laura Müller: 28 years
In October 2018, singer Michael Wendler (50) announced the separation from his wife Claudia Norberg (52). Only a short time later it became known that he now loves the much younger Laura Müller (22). She was just 18 at the time and the age difference was a big public issue. “I don’t understand the discussion at all,” said Wendler. The couple married in 2020 and are currently expecting their first child together.
Dieter Bohlen and Carina Walz: 30 years
Dieter Bohlen (69) also loves a younger woman. When he released his debut single “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” with Modern Talking in 1984, Carina Walz (39) was just born. The two met in Mallorca in 2006 and have been inseparable ever since. The age difference of 30 years does not play a role, as the parents of two children have often emphasized.
HP Baxxter and Sara: 37 years
Scooter frontman HP Baxxter (59) confirmed his new relationship with student Sara (22) over the Pentecost weekend. He told the “Bild” newspaper: “Yes, we’ve been together for about three months. Now we were on Sylt and then traveled together to a Scooter festival performance in Bavaria.” The two met in Hamburg, where the Munich native just moved to study real estate. It “sparked right away”.
Peter Maffay and Hendrikje Balsmeyer: 38 years
Rock musician Peter Maffay (73) and his girlfriend Hendrikje Balsmeyer (35) are also many years apart. They met in 2015 at his concert in Magdeburg when he took her out of the audience onto the stage. In November 2018, the couple welcomed daughter Anouk (4). They also spend a lot of time together professionally: Balsmeyer manages the marketing of Maffay’s Tabaluga Foundation, accompanies him to many appointments and works with him on a series of children’s books. The age difference is not an issue, : “Criticism of our relationship came at most from strangers who were bothered by our age difference. Peter has remained young, in character and in spirit, he is physically fitter than me. Sometimes I get a fright, when someone says they’re 73 now. I often can’t believe that.”
Frank Otto and Nathalie Volk: 39 years
Entrepreneur Frank Otto (65) and model Nathalie Volk (26) are almost 40 years apart. Their relationship has had its ups and downs. They got engaged in 2018 and separated in 2020. Volk moved to Turkey with another man, announced another engagement in autumn 2021 and shortly thereafter separated again. In March 2022, Volk and Otto made their love comeback public. At the time, she gushed: “Frank and I have a special connection that has always been there.” He was her first boyfriend. “He knows me best, knows everything about me. Maybe he’s a bit of a substitute father, like the father I never had. But Frank also has a young soul.” There have recently been rumors of a crisis again: the former “GNTM” candidate announced on Instagram in mid-May that she would like to get married “if the right man comes along”.
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