Let’s take a pause on talking about Joaquin Phoenix’s astounding performance in Spike Jonze’s film Her. Instead, let’s focus on Phoenix’s new “her,” as in his girlfriend, who is shockingly 20 years younger than the Walk The Line actor. Phoenix is known for his odd sensibilities, but we certainly weren’t expecting him to be in a full-fledged relationship with a 19-year-old, that’s for sure.
Yesterday, Phoenix was snapped taking a stroll with his younger girlfriend in Rome, and while hand holding isn’t the end all and be all indicator of relationships, they sure do look extremely close.
So who is this teen that Joaquin Phoenix is dating? Well we can report a few things about Joaquin’s younger girlfriend. Phoenix’s girlfriend is originally from Arizona and her name is Allie Teilz. According to sources, Teilz is a DJ, after having lived the fast life through her short career as an A&R for pop stars.
Allie Teilz has gotten around in her career without Phoenix thus far, so it doesn’t appear as though she’s social climbing. In fact, from what we do know about her, she seems to be pretty charming.
The 19-year-old was interviewed by Bullett magazine, and in that interview, Teilz had said that she wanted to be “the Liz Lemon of R. Kelly’s World.” While we wouldn’t exactly call Phoenix R. Kelly, the shoe might fit for this one, given his short satirical side career as a rapper for his mockumentary I’m Still Here.
Then again, this relationship may not be that odd to the pair. Teilz revealed during the interview that she feels like an old soul, having said:
“I’ve always felt like an old lady inside of a teenager.”
Perhaps, this suggests that Joaquin Phoenix and his young squeeze are of the same emotional intellect? Stranger pairs have happened.
Previously Joaquin Phoenix has dated Liv Tyler, Heather Christie, and Topaz Page-Green.
What do you think of Joaquin Phoenix and his relationship with a much younger woman?